First Reformed is Paul Schrader’s  latest film: “it harks back  to the first script I wrote. It feels like the end of a 50-year cycle”

There are two things that everybody knows about Paul Schrader. Aged 71, having directed some 21 films and written many more, the filmmaker behind such(...)

Hey little girl, is your daddy home Did he go away and leave you all alone I got a bad desire, I’m on fire I once believed there was something timele(...)

Steven Spielberg: 'I probably watch five old movies a week and five new movies a week. And it’s the old films more that make me want to keep directing.' Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Wrapped in a heavy suit and scarf against the wintry London day outside, Steven Spielberg walks up without a coterie of minders, a trail of rose petal(...)

Liam Neeson has a tendency to say things that land him in hot water.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/PA Wire

In the course of my Imminently Redundant Liam Neeson Interview, I touch upon his habit of saying stuff that lands him in the hot water. He comes acros(...)

Kyle MacLachlan and Laura Dern in 'Twin Peaks: The Return'. Photograph: Suzanne Tenner/Showtime

The end-of-year lists are rolling in. I’m reading that an oxbow lake is among the New York Times’ favourite dance events of 2017. It seems that two ca(...)

Bell and Annette Bening in Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Paul McGuigan’s persuasive, brilliantly acted Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool confirms that the movie business is a cruel mistress. The picture, bas(...)

British author Philip Pullman: miscreant or mothereffing maverick? Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

A recent fulmination in the Daily Mail called up unexpected memories of Mrs Doyle quoting an imaginary bonkbuster on Father Ted. “Then there’s the bad(...)

Andrew Garfield: “I still am a very emotional child.” Photograph: Elizabeth Weinberg/The New York Times

“Even when you’re busy you’re worried,” says actor Andrew Garfield. “You are always frightened that you will be found out. It’s healthy to feel that w(...)

Blade Runner sequel: Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049

“I need chewing gum,” Denis Villeneuve says in his foggy Québécois accent. “I find that when I am tired the first thing that goes is my English. Chewi(...)

Jake La Motta  during a training session at Gleason’s Gym, New York in 1949. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Jake LaMotta, who has died aged 95, is generally acknowledged as one of the toughest men to have entered a professional boxing ring – a world middlewe(...)

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