Expect a “La La Land” sweep on the night, including best film, best director and best actress

Spoiler alert! La La Land is going to win best picture at this weekend’s Oscars. Roll up the red carpet. Shelve the champagne flutes. Send the televis(...)

Embracing change: Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga in Loving

Let us first clarify what Loving is not. Following its premiere at Cannes, Jeff Nichols’s singular treatment of the case that helped dismantle the US(...)

French film My Life as a Zucchini, which is nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Film

The Oscars will be handed out at a February 26th ceremony in Hollywood hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Here are the nominations: Best Picture Arrival, Fen(...)

Irish-Ethiopian actress Ruth Negga who has been nominated for best actress for her role in the film Loving. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Irish-Ethiopian actor Ruth Negga has been nominated for best actress at the 89th Academy Awards. Ms Negga was honoured for playing Mildred Loving, th(...)

Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton

How fitting it was that the couple whose case helped change American anti-miscegenation laws were named Mrs and Mrs Loving. As recently as 1967, the (...)

Man of Steel

And the campaign to make Superman cool continues. It wasn’t always this way. The most successful big-screen incarnation of the superhero – the Chri(...)

Is it too soon after Take Shelter – our very favourite film of 2011 – to go running back to Michael Shannon for another interview? Hell, no. Around th(...)

Mud

Over the last few years, Jeff Nichols has gathered a small, fervent following – the very definition of a cult – with two extraord(...)

Jeff Nichols crept up on us. Lucky old us. In 2007, a fortunate few were clever enough to catch a powerful southern melodrama named (...)