John Turturro

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Michael Fitzpatrick with Grainne and John Duddy, who starred in his play Counting Apples

Michael Fitzpatrick, a playwright and journalist from Lucan, Co Dublin, lives in New York with his wife, Mei, a nurse practitioner at a Manhattan hosp(...)

He Got Game: from left, Hill Harper, Travis Best, Ray Allen, John Wallace and Walter McCarty. This was Allen’s first acting role. A raft of rising NBA star’s auditioned to play Jesus Shuttlesworth. Turns out Ray Allen could act. Photograph: ©Touchstone Pictures for Sky Premier

A film comes along every so often that captures the essence of sport. Well, American sport. In this case basketball. He Got Game shows how professiona(...)

The Goodfellas: Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Paul Sorvino and Joe Pesci.

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster,” Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) muses near the start of Goodfellas, and in the fall of 1990(...)

Director Spike Lee plays Mookie, a pizza deliveryman

What’s changed since, an implausible 30 years ago, Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing was released to acclaim and controversy? “Not enough,” Spike would a(...)

New this week: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in Men in Black: International

ALADDIN ★★☆☆☆ Directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Mena Massoud, Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad The ongoing campai(...)

Julianne Moore and John Turturro in Gloria Bell

One could read a statement of intent into the title. Hollywood has a habit of naming films for heroic avatars of feminine self-sacrifice. Barbara Stan(...)

Is Donny (Steve Buscemi) a figment of Walter’s imagination? That is just, like, your opinion, man

There are currently more than 450,000 ordained Dudeist priests worldwide, espousing the belief that “…everything is just, like, your opinion, man”. In(...)

 Spike Lee   at the premiere  of his new film ‘BlacKkKlansman’   in   California. “I hope that this film can give some little extra push or touch or anything to get people to register to vote.” Photograph: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Spike Lee furrows his brow, peers across the table and asks: “How old was Kurosawa when he stopped making films?” On the spot, I don’t have an exact (...)

Fashion victim: Elle Fanning Nicolas Winding Refn in a  promotional shot for Refn’s  upcoming film The Neon Demon

“My name is Nicolas Winding Refn and all my life I’ve wanted to be famous.” Yes, Mr Refn really did say that to me. He’s paraphrasing a line from his(...)

Francesco Rosi, who has died aged 92, was a film-maker who was fascinated with power, poverty and politics and whose commitment to social issues made (...)

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