Fifty Shades Freed

Isn’t it awful how snark has taken over the world? All these “bad sex” and “worst dressed” lists. Such rejoicing in the negative just contributes to t(...)

Fatheads on the internet are already beginning to grumble about the imminent Oceans 8

Let’s remake every film with an all-female cast. No, hear me out. There are obviously some downsides to this plan. For starters, we have enough remake(...)

Marion Cotillard in Ismael’s Ghosts

We all like films that ask questions. The weirder and more slippery the questions the better. Right? The problem comes when we’re not sure if the ques(...)

 Cate Blanchett: Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Cate Blanchett has addressed sex abuse allegations against Woody Allen made by his daughter Dylan Farrow, claiming she knew nothing of them when they (...)

Marion Cotillard and Alex Brendemühl in From the Land of the Moon:  check the gauges on your melodrama detector before watching

This endlessly attractive adaptation of a novella by Milena Agus stars Marion Cotillard in the tale of a woman enduring an arranged marriage towards t(...)

The Palais des Festivals ahead of the 70TH Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

The 70th Cannes Film Festival begins on Wednesday amid unprecedented levels of security. The town is about 3km from Nice where, 10 months ago, 85 peo(...)

Repressed outsider: Marion Cotillard in It’s Only the End of the World

Last May, as the press at Cannes began digesting a very odd set of prizes, Guy Lodge, one of Variety’s senior critics, commented: “Giving Xavier Dolan(...)

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011. Ms Jolie has filed for divorce. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

It would, as Vogue magazine put it, go down as the day love died. Or, as the rest of the world thought of it, a Tuesday in September 2016, on which (...)

A copy of papers filed at Los Angeles Superior Court by Angelina Jolie shows her petition for divorce from her husband Brad Pitt. Photograph: Piya Sinha Roy/Reuters

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are to divorce after two years of marriage and 12 years as Hollywood’s most stellar couple. The gossipy (but reliable) w(...)

Steven Spielberg’s “The BFG”, starring Mark Rylance, premiered at the weekend. “The film delivers plenty of laughs and has the sort of cosy look that will appeal greatly to younger children . . . but lacks emotiohnal oomph.”

In recent years, the Cannes Film Festival, like so many cinema institutions, has been fighting accusations that it does not allow enough female voices(...)

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