Keanue Reeves with Patrick Swayze in 1991 film Point Break. Photograph: Richard Foreman/Getty

There are few more interesting Hollywood careers than that of the late Patrick Swayze, the dirty-blond heart-throb whose chiselled face was more or le(...)

Director Patty Jenkins took charge of ‘Wonder Woman 1984 ’ which was one of 2020’s biggest cinematic releases. Photograph: Albert L Ortega/Getty

A record number of female directors took charge of major Hollywood films over the last 12 months, according to an annual gender study which found a “s(...)

The Hands of Franky Machine is designed to be experienced in one continuous hour-long sitting, like a film or a play

Sometimes the compulsion to write a story comes from a riddle, a moral knot that can only be worked out within the hypothetical realm of a yarn. So it(...)

Isabelle Huppert in Mia Hansen-Løve’s 2016 film Things to Come.

There was a bit of muttering when it emerged that Mark Cousins – a man! – was to compile a 14-hour history of women directors at work. A sensitive fel(...)

Chantal Ackerman behind the camera in 1980. Photogaph:   Laszlo Ruszka/ INA/Getty Images

Sadly, when compiling a list of 10 great films by women, a bit more digging is required than would be necessary if putting together an equivalent list(...)

THE BOOKS, BY JOHN SELF Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy By EL James, 2012 The “dirty books” about a sadomasochistic relationship that spawned a million (...)

Vincent Van Gogh: Willem Dafoe as the painter in Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate

From blockbusters to art house, Willem Dafoe throws himself into every part. But he makes sure to have fun doing it, and doesn’t mind playing a cha(...)

An Oscar statue is pictured at the press preview for the 91st Academy Awards. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 24th at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

1. Where and when can I see the Oscars? The 91st Academy Awards begin at the Hollywood and Highland Centre in Los Angeles at 5:00pm Pacific time on S(...)

Director Kathryn Bigelow on  the set of her film The Hurt Locker: one of the few women to benefit from the same critical treatment her male counterparts receive. Photograph: Johnathan Olley/Summit Entertainment

There are more than double the number of male film critics than female critics, and that, according to a new study, has a demonstrable impact on how f(...)

John Boyega is the centre of attention. No wonder. He both produces and stars in Pacific Rim: Uprising. The folk behind the sequel to Guillermo Del To(...)

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