Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and some indentured extras in Mamma Mia!

This week I learned four things. 1) Cher is going to be in Mamma Mia II. 2) There is going to be a Mamma Mia II. 3) Mamma Mia! (I; the I was redund(...)

US producer Harvey Weinstein and his wife Georgina Chapman arrive at 68th annual Cannes Film Festival in May 2015. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA/Pool

The controversy over film producer Harvey Weinstein deepened on Wednesday as revelations about his sexual behaviour over decades threatened to embroil(...)

Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot in The Midwife

Catherine Frot is Claire, an uptight, hardworking midwife. She doesn’t drink or smoke. She appears to subsist entirely on the organic vegetables she g(...)

A leading plastic surgeon has suggested that avocados should carry warning labels. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

A leading British plastic surgeon has suggested that avocados should carry warning labels following a rise in the number of knife injuries from cuttin(...)

Woody Allen and Mariel Hemingway in Manhattan. This fitfully amusing comedy is now majorly compromised by its May-December romancing

It’s one of modern cinema’s greatest overtures: George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, played by the New York Philharmonic, blazes across cinematographer(...)

Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley with Jones the cat in Alien. A long-mooted Alien 5, directed by Neill Blomkamp, has been cancelled

As Alien: Covenant arrives in cinemas, there are tidings good and bad for fans of the spacefaring franchise. On the one hand, eager acolytes have been(...)

“You can’t separate art from politics,” says Gael García Bernal. “Art doesn’t happen in isolation. Every movie or piece of art takes a political stanc(...)

Enda was dreaming of getting up there with the greats, like Meryl Streep or Sneezing Baby Panda. But not “Downfall”. Don’t mention “Downfall”. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg

A viral infection has taken hold of certain people at the top of Fine Gael. It’s gone to their heads. They caught it in America after a trip to the(...)

  Oscar winners Mahershala Ali, Emma Stone,  Viola Davis and  Casey Affleck: Davis’s glance at Affleck – who some years ago made an out of court settlement with two women who accused him of sexual harassment – does not “says it all”. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

So apparently Leonardo DiCaprio hates Emma Stone. That’s what I’ve deduced from coverage of last weekend’s Oscars. Watch as DiCaprio presents Stone wi(...)

Caitlin Moran: “The one thing you can do as a working-class girl is write. You don’t need anyone on your side. You don’t need anything.”

It’s 4 o’clock and spitting rain in Crouch End in London. Caitlin Moran’s eyebrows raise themselves over her computer monitor through the window of he(...)