Ken Russell

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Saoirse Ronan rides out in armour that matches her blue eyes

 A few weeks ago, the distributors of Josie Rourke’s workmanlike historical drama embarked on one of the era’s more ill-considered social-media c(...)

Bob Dylan: news that Luca Guadagnino, director of Call Me by Your Name, is to film Blood on the Tracks has filled wise people with fears we are returning to the Dark Aeons

The news that Luca Guadagnino, director of Call Me by Your Name, is to film Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks has filled wise people with fears we are r(...)

Michael Moore returns to his hometown of Flint and looks into the extraordinary capitalist banditry that led to the poisoning of the city’s water supply.

It seems as if we’ve been complaining about Michael Moore preaching to the converted since he turned up to pester Benedict Arnold for betraying the Re(...)

Apostasy director Daniel Kokotajlo. “The film forced me to look at my own life.” Photograph: Curzon/Artificial Eye

You wait for ages for a movie about the Jehovah’s Witnesses and then two come along at once. The Children’s Act, based on the novel by Ian McEwan and (...)

Behind the camera: Haifaa al-Mansour made Saudi Arabia’s first feature film

This is an interesting time to be Haifaa al-Mansour. As she prepares for the release of Mary Shelley, her second feature film, the Saudi director jugg(...)

“I asked Mrs McGinley if she would give me a piece that would be exciting – because grade pieces can be very boring.” Young pianist Rosa O’Reilly

Lovely Ken Wardrop is one of those rare film-makers who gives off exactly the energy you would expect from watching one of his films. Now in his mid-4(...)

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(...)

The composer and lyricist Sandy Wilson, who has died aged 90, achieved his greatest success while still in his 20s – and it was a very considerable su(...)

Filth
Filth

To say that Filth is the best Irvine Welsh adaptation since Trainspotting is to damn with the faintest imaginable praise. Nobody is likely to confuse (...)

Only God Forgives

When Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest baroque folly burst its boils over an expectant audience at Cannes, one sensed heaves of disappointment issuing fro(...)

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