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Arrest mugshots of James “Whitey” Bulger, the late mobster who terrorised south Boston in the 1970s and 1980s.  “Black Mass” and “The Departed” drew glamourous versions of his character.

In a better world, we’d eulogise only the virtuous. We’d make films about philanthropists, anti-poverty campaigners and people who rescue kittens from(...)

Barry Keoghan. Photograph: Julien Mignot/Contour by Getty Images

Pressures come with being the Next Big Thing. There may be even greater pressures associated with a subsequent move to Established National Treasure. (...)

The Summer of 2018 will go down as one when extreme weather, in the form of exceptional heatwaves, enveloped the northern hemisphere. It was also nota(...)

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt and Henry Cavill as August Walker in Mission Impossible – Fallout. Photograph: Paramount Pictures

The lovely Anglo-American star Stewart Grainger once laconically remarked that, rather than aging into character roles, he had aged into elderly roman(...)

 Colin Farrell at the UK premiere of Killing of a Sacred Deer:  “I’ve been lucky from the start.” Photograph: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

“I am so ready to not talk about films, to not see a camera, to not have any idea that things such as fame and acting exist,” Colin Farrell says. “I a(...)

 Hot topic: Al Gore in a scene from his documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”. The film presents the former US vice-president’s case about the dangers of global warming. Photograph: Paramount Classics/Eric Lee/AP

The release in 2006 of the documentary film An Inconvenient Truth was a surprise box office and critical hit, as well as a landmark moment in raising (...)

Director Christoper Nolan on the set of Dunkirk  with Kenneth Brannagh

Christopher Nolan is 46. He is just about old enough to remember how, until the late 1970s, the second World War dominated British popular culture. Bo(...)

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(...)

Taking the low road: Michael Peña and Dax Shepard in CHiPs

Ah, CHiPs. It’s startling to discover that the automotive cop show ran from 1977 all the way through to 1983. That’s a lot of light humour and heavy p(...)

The soundtrack of a modern social movement: Kendrick Lamar.  Photograph: Angelo Merendino/Getty Images

Before reading this article, we recommend you find a comfy seat, open a cold one and click on this Spotify playlist of tunes old and new from the LA (...)

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