Vicky Krieps as Alma and Daniel Day-Lewis as Reynolds Woodcock: her noisy buttering of toast  sandpapers Woodcock’s brain. Photograph: Laurie Sparham/Focus Features

“Before making the film, I didn’t know I was going to stop acting,” Daniel Day-Lewis said after completing Paul Thomas Anderson’s brilliant, chilly ch(...)

Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson in Hampstead

So how far can you get on good will alone? On this evidence, no further than the pretty pastry shop at the bottom of Richard Curtis Gardens. Nobody wi(...)

File image of actor Daniel Day-Lewis posing with his Oscar for best actor for his role in ‘Lincoln’, in Hollywood, California, the US. File photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Sir Daniel Day-Lewis is to retire from acting, it has been announced. The surprising news came in a statement to Variety magazine from his representat(...)

Timothy Spall as JMW Turner in Mike Leigh’s . Photo by Simon Mein, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

There is a scene about two-thirds of the way through Mike Leigh’s extraordinary study of JMW Turner when the painter, who is currently taking a lun(...)