Julianne Moore and John Turturro in Gloria Bell

One could read a statement of intent into the title. Hollywood has a habit of naming films for heroic avatars of feminine self-sacrifice. Barbara Stan(...)

The Dead Don’t Die: the online pretrailer for Jim Jarmusch’s film is attention-span deficit in action

Not many cultural entities go through a golden period a century after their first emergence. Who guessed that the rise of the internet would prove so (...)

Gabriel Byrne and Tony Collettte in  ‘Hereditary’, ‘a devastating portrait of an American family in sudden, inexplicable decline’

Everybody associated with Ari Aster’s Hereditary should be patting themselves vigorously on the back. Right?  After generating the noisiest buzz(...)

Kristin Scott Thomas at the Cannes Film Festival in France last May. 'There are lots of films that I’m proud to have even been attached to,' she says. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Kristin Scott Thomas sits down with a little theatrical shiver. The actor may have perfected glacial onscreen manners – think Fiona, the snooty friend(...)

Fashion victim: Elle Fanning Nicolas Winding Refn in a  promotional shot for Refn’s  upcoming film The Neon Demon

“My name is Nicolas Winding Refn and all my life I’ve wanted to be famous.” Yes, Mr Refn really did say that to me. He’s paraphrasing a line from his(...)

Saoirse Ronan in The Lovely Bones.

Saoirse Ronan ascends yet another rung on the ladder of fame as she appears on the international cover of this week’s Time magazine. The Irish actor(...)

Thierry Frémaux, Vittorio Storaro, Antonia LaFolla, Corey Stoll, Blake Lively, Woody Allen, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg and Pierre Lescure attend the ‘Cafe Society’ premiere and the opening night gala at the Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

While the front pages focused on red carpet arrivals by Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Kristen Stewart, a quiet, less well-publicised revolution ha(...)

Cannes Film Festival president Pierre Lescure (right) and director Thierry Frémaux at a news conference to announce  competing films at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Paris, France, April 14th, 2016. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

“We hope to show the state of cinema in Spring 2016,” Thierry Frémaux, director of the Cannes Film Festival, told an expectant audience in Paris this(...)

Hendricks on queen bee Joan: ‘She was resilient and confident and even when she was dealt some really lousy stuff, she seemed to learn from things. She was a smart cookie’. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

Christina Hendricks doesn’t walk into the room so much as glide, as if perched on an invisible pair of roller skates on unseen tracks. And she does(...)

You know who Oscar Isaac is. But you may not know you know. He played Carey Mulligan’s husband in Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive. He played Abbie Cornis(...)

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