Lars Von Trier

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The House That Jack Built: There are shreds here of Lars von Trier at his best. But they are shreds that we’ve seen before.     

The critics are squabbling   Ah, we’ve got an old-school critical punch-up going on here. The medium is largely digital, but the language s(...)

 Kristen Stewart  looks at   Cate Blanchett   ahead of the opening of the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. Photograph: Getty Images

At lunchtime on Sunday, torrential rain swept its way in from the Mediterranean to drench those squabbling in queues outside various bits of the Canne(...)

Spike Lee will be back at Cannes with his inelegantly titled dark comedy ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Nobody much questions that the Cannes film festival is at some sort of crossroads. The debate hangs around the extent to which the management intended(...)

What was the last gift you bought? Tara: I bought socks with jingly things on the bottom for a baby. You know the way they spend so much time shovin(...)

Cannes film festival director Thierry Frémaux (left) and festival president Pierre Lescure at the presentation of the official selection for the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Ian Langsdon

As controversy concerning the absence of Netflix films from the Cannes film festival bubbled, festival director Thierry Frémaux announced a programme (...)

Kristin Scott Thomas at the Cannes Film Festival in France last May. 'There are lots of films that I’m proud to have even been attached to,' she says. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Kristin Scott Thomas sits down with a little theatrical shiver. The actor may have perfected glacial onscreen manners – think Fiona, the snooty friend(...)

 Mary, Mel and Sue’s Big Christmas Thank You air on BBC1 on Christmas Eve.  Photograph: Emilie Sandy/BBC

I have previewed next week’s television so you can forgo binge watching and instead spend time talking to your family, who love you, apparently. ‘Mar(...)

Cheap Cheap Cheap: The idea for the show presumably came to him when a man in the pub said: “You know the price of everything and the value of nothing, Edmonds”

How to describe Noel “Edmonds” Edmonds? Let me try. From a certain angle and in a certain light Noel Edmonds’s head resembles a friendly, well-groomed(...)

Riley Keough, Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo and Kelvin Harrison Jr  in It Comes at Night

“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” In his terrific second feature, Trey Shults, director of the fa(...)

A photograph from 2015 showing  Sir John Hurt  with his wife Anwen after he was  awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II. Photograph: Getty

Sir John Hurt, who has died at the age of 77, can currently be seen playing a Catholic priest, confessor to Jacqueline Kennedy, in Pablo Larrain’s fin(...)

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