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Desiree Akhavan:  “I don’t have an agenda – I just have stories I want to tell.” Photograph: Desiree Navarro/WireImage

Forget the World Cup. Forget Harry and Meghan’s bash. Forget the insane extremes in weather that will ultimately probably kill us all. Twenty-eighteen(...)

By the time you read this, this third instalment of this monstrously successful trilogy will be tipping the franchise toward the $1 billion mark; not (...)

David Lynch: the director looks every inch the auteur in winter. Photograph: Massimo Valicchia/NurPhoto via Getty

David Lynch seldom smiles in photographs. His etched Easter Island statue of a face doesn’t glower so much as brood; lips pursed and eyes hooded, he l(...)

Incredibles 2: Mr Incredible struggles as a stay-at-home dad in this sequel to Pixar’s 2004 hit

Lessons have been learnt. Back in 2014, some weeks after Brazil were thoroughly spanked by the Germans, Hollywood’s summer sputtered to a halt after t(...)

Louis Garrel and Stacy Martin inRedoubtable. Photograph: Cannes Film Festival/Handout/REX/Shutterstock

In the year since Michel Hazanavicius’s skewering of Jean-Luc Godard premiered to some acclaim at Cannes, critical attitudes have been hardening again(...)

Despite being caught up in the events of 1968, the Cannes film festival has announced no official acknowledgement of this year’s 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago this month, Peter Lennon, the late Irish journalist and film-maker, did something very brave. He shouted back at Jean-Luc Godard. Len(...)

Hedy Lamarr: the glamorous movie star who also devised a way of remotely controlling torpedoes

For many decades only a few Hollywood nerds and technology buffs knew that Hedy Lamarr held the patent on an electronics communications system. One mi(...)

US president Donald Trump: his inauguration was aggressive, dystopian and, at the time, deeply strange. And it was followed by blatant lying. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

In the Mel Brooks spoof Young Frankenstein Gene Wilder’s mad scientist asks Marty Feldman, playing his assistant Igor, the name of the dead person who(...)

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi: “I have a much bigger waistline.”

Mark Hamill has touched down in London on a global press tour for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And even if I wasn’t expecting him, I would have guessed f(...)

Julianne Moore in Wonderstruck

Time, time, time. A few decades after pushing the boundaries of taste with Superstar and Poison, Todd Haynes has directed something that might be a fa(...)

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