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(...)

Richard Jenkins: Oacar-nominated for The Shape of Water. Photograph: Jeff Vespa/WireImage

It’s the morning after the London premiere of Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water, and Richard Jenkins – one of that film’s stars – is still marve(...)

Director Kathryn Bigelow attending the European premiere of Detroit in London. Photograph: Ian West/ PA Wire

“Are you okay with the sofa,” Kathryn Bigelow says kindly. “I found that you sink right down in it. So I chose the chair.” By this stage it’s already(...)

The actual stand-off in ‘Detroit’ is a virtuoso piece of filmmaking, and a harrowing, unbearable art-horror set-piece

The 1967 Detroit riot began when police raided an unlicensed club during a celebration for returning black veterans, and ended four days later, with 4(...)

Machine man: James Cameron and a Terminator. Photograph:  Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

“Ah, you’re from Dublin,” says James Cameron. “I had a honeymoon there many years ago.” I momentarily freeze. What is the correct etiquette here? Sho(...)

Logan Lucky: a heist movie packed with stars.

So here we are in the silly season. That’s what we call it, you know? In fact, for some years now, the studios have acted as if summer comes to an end(...)

The 88th Oscars in Hollywood: Mark Rylance, Brie Larson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Alicia Vikander. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty

What were your cultural highlights of 2016? I’m not sure if this counts as “cultural”, but getting to attend the Oscars was a treat. The surge in Iri(...)

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