Lucas Hedges (22) comes across as articulate and unaffected. Photograph: Mark Schaefer

There are times when one actor seems to be in everything – remember the Year of Chastain? – but that ubiquity rarely involves someone so young as Luca(...)

Who doesn’t like a good war film?

The New York critics have decided. The Los Angeles critics have decided. And now the Dublin Film Critics Circle has awards its prizes for the year. Ch(...)

Howards End, which stars Hayley Atwell as a  beautifully played Margaret, who can say, ‘I am really distressed that he had no tea’

“What is the good of the arts if they’re interchangeable?” complains Margaret Schlegel, as relentless as a steamroller, while dismissing a sister who (...)

Emily Beecham as a thoroughly modern Millie

There’s quite rightly a great deal of buzz around Peter Mackie Burns’s spiky debut feature. Daphne, a character study that, much like its titular subj(...)

From left,  Mahershala Ali, Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Casey Affleck pose with their Oscar in the press room during the 89th Oscars. Photograph:  Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

La La Land Won Directing for Damien Chazelle, Actress in a Leading Role for Emma Stone, Cinematography for Linus Sandgren, Music (Original song) for (...)

Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel (centre) explains a mix-up in the announcement of the winner of Best Film after the cast of La La Land was awarded the Oscar. Photograph: EPA

Television host Jimmy Kimmel skewered Donald Trump and the Academy’s record on diversity in his opening monologue for the Oscars, thanking the preside(...)

Casey Affleck: Manchester by the Sea performance deserves the best actor Oscar. Photograph: Emily Andrews/The New York Times

Oscar weekend and here we go again: who will win versus who should win. Last year’s Academy Awards were dominated by the lack of recognition for (...)

The one the critics want to win: Mahershala Ali and Alex R. Hibbert in Moonlight

There was a time when ranking the films nominated for the best picture Oscar would have been no more enticing a prospect than determining the greasies(...)

Expect a “La La Land” sweep on the night, including best film, best director and best actress

Spoiler alert! La La Land is going to win best picture at this weekend’s Oscars. Roll up the red carpet. Shelve the champagne flutes. Send the televis(...)

An Oscar statue on the red carpet at last year’s ceremony. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Nomination day is usually a time to kick the Oscars around the gutter of shame. Oh, they’re so conservative. Oh, they favour films about themselves. O(...)

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