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 Beanie Feldstein as Molly and Kaitlyn Dever as Amy in Booksmart. Photograph: Francois Duhamel/Annapurna Pictures

The terrific directorial debut from actor Olivia Wilde will not (alas) score as many Oscar nominations as Greta Gerwig’s era-defining Lady Bird. It wi(...)

Eighth Grade excelsas a character study of singular sensitivity.

It’s too early to identify a new movement, but a number of recent films are daring to suggest that the American high school (and junior high school, w(...)

Best actress: Jessie Buckley in the gobsmacking Wild Rose

The good folk at Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival beat the weather this year. But it could hardly have been a more closely run thing. (...)

Firm favourites: Toni Collette in Hereditary (centre) and from left, Cold War, Climax, Lady Bird, Sorry to Bother You and Loveless

We should begin by acknowledging the continuing eccentricities of the distribution business. For once there was, in this place, only the mildest of ey(...)

The Seen and Unseen, directed by Kamila Andini

Earlier this year Rachel Morrison was nominated for an Academy Award in the cinematography category for her work on Mudbound, thereby becoming the fir(...)

Laura Kirk and Laura Gallop of the Berkamsted Revisited podcast

Whether you went to school ten or fifty years ago, one truism endures: those few short years stay with you forever. In the case of twentysomething&nbs(...)

Saoirse Ronan and Beanie Feldstein at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Photograph:Jason Merritt/Getty Images

In media interviews, some rising stars tend to resort to weary ennui, or can barely suppress their wariness or nerves. It’s not every day you come acr(...)

Frances McDormand accepts Best Actress for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’. Photograph: by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The 90th Academy Awards will be remembered for a speech that closed off a tumultuous season in powerful, resonant fashion. Frances McDormand, winner o(...)

Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf in “Lady Bird”

1. Did anybody actually see these films? Yes, they did. But this is still the lowest-grossing set of best-picture nominees since 2011. Dunkirk, which (...)

Colin Farrell and JJ Abrams attend the Oscar Wilde Awards 2018 at Bad Robot on March 1, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. Photograph: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for US-Ireland Alliance

Over the last decade and a bit, the Oscar Wilde Awards have established themselves as a key event in the last days of (the pun is surely intended) Osc(...)

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