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50 scary films to watch at Halloween
  • Film
  • October 18, 2020, 06:00

No Halloween parties. No trick-or-treating. What else is there to do but scare ourselves silly watching some terrifying films? Below you’ll find 50(...)

Director Sally Potter  began making films at 14 on an 8mm camera.

There comes a moment in The Roads Not Taken, the ninth feature from Sally Potter, when the hitherto saintly, soft-spoken Molly (played by Elle Fanning(...)

It doesn’t really matter just now what Brolly is ranting about: just that he is. There is comfort in that. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

It truly is a dark and fallen world when you find yourself fondly remembering Joe Brolly’s parka jacket. Remember that? Perhaps not. It already seems (...)

Madonna: she will reach more than 180 million viewers when she takes to the stage in Tel Aviv on May 18th. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Pop superstar Madonna will perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel next month. The singer is expected to take to the stage in Tel Aviv on May(...)

Nicolas Roeg: formulated a singular film language – contorted narrative, awry angles, jarring edits – which  influenced many. Photograph: Ian West/PA

“I think I scratched surfaces that people would prefer were left alone,” Nicolas Roeg told The Irish Times a decade ago. “But all any of us has is thi(...)

Film director Nicolas Roeg, pictured here in 2012, has died. File photograph: Ian West/PA

Film director Nicolas Roeg, whose key credits include Don’t Look Now and The Man Who Fell To Earth, has died at the age of 90. His son Nicolas Roeg j(...)

Gareth Southgate, England’s bespoke coach, seems incapable of uttering a graceless remark or behaving with anything other than class.  Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty

A friend of mine spent a few weeks in the summer of 1996 tumbling through Galway pubs watching the European football championships. Naturally, he did(...)

This really is another England. The costumes seem wrong. The bookshop itself is contemporary-corporate faux-hipster. Even the cake looks entirely too modern.

On Chesil Beach reminded us of how miserable life in England in the 1960s could be; Isabel Coixet’s new film goes one better and stops off in small-to(...)

Irish filmmaker Paul Rowley says ‘Don’t Look Now’ gave him his “first glimpse not only of the incredible power of cinema, but of our ability to understand the pain of others”.

The blind woman collapses on the hotel bed screaming, eyes bulge white in terror – “Please, let him not go! Fetch him back!” Cut to: Blanchardstown. (...)

Writer-director-actor Warren Beatty in Los Angeles: “Rather than sit around and mourn the demise of the big screen and an audience of hundreds, we should be waiting for a revival of movies that are not sequels: a revival of the unknown.” Photograph: Emily Berl/New York Times

There’s a photograph of Warren Beatty that I’ve often wondered about. In it, Nancy Reagan is beaming like a star-struck teenager. Warren Beatty is bes(...)

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