John Malkovich: the actor lost all his savings to Bernie Madoff. Photograph: Ramona Rosales/New York Times

You could spend a lifetime preparing to interview John Malkovich. For starters, there are his films, about 90 of them – mainstream, indie, European ar(...)

Saoirse Ronan at the Little Women premiere in Paris last week. Foreground photograph: Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty

SAOIRSE RONAN IS SPENDING CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND AFTER AN EXTENDED BREAK FROM ACTING, JUST AS YET MORE OSCAR BUZZ BUILDS FOR HER ROLE IN GRETA GERWIG(...)

Angelina Jolie is too nice in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Are we sure about that title? Maleficent: Mistress of “Evil” would make more sense. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil? would be even better. A punter com(...)

New this week: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in Men in Black: International

ALADDIN ★★☆☆☆ Directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Mena Massoud, Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad The ongoing campai(...)

If we’re going to compare the Marvel Comics Universe to a continuing banquet – and it seems we are – then the Ant Man films count as the least threate(...)

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(...)

Saoirse Ronan attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon in Beverly Hills, California, the US. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

You wouldn’t guess that Saoirse Ronan carried the expectations of a nation on her narrow shoulders. The art of being Saoirse is, perhaps, the art of n(...)

Richard Jenkins: Oacar-nominated for The Shape of Water. Photograph: Jeff Vespa/WireImage

It’s the morning after the London premiere of Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water, and Richard Jenkins – one of that film’s stars – is still marve(...)

Saoirse Ronan chatting to Mary J Blige on the red carpet at the IFP Gotham Awards in November, while Greta Gerwig is interviewed. Ronan won an award for her role  in Lady Bird, which Gerwig directed.  Ronan has also been nominated for a Golden Globe award. Photograph: Rebecca Smeyne/The New York Times

Saoirse Ronan continues a seemingly inevitable run to a third Oscar nod with a nomination for best actress (comedy or musical) at the upcoming Golden (...)

Kenneth Branagh as Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

There’s not a lot you can do with Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Though blessed with one of the great denouements in golden-age crime(...)

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