James McAvoy: ‘Scottish independence could be a fantastic thing but it needs to be done for the right reasons.’ Photograph: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

James McAvoy is talking about Cyrano de Bergerac, the long-nosed, lovestruck poet he first played on stage in 2019, and is now about to reprise. But e(...)

Vicky Krieps as Prisca and  Thomasin McKenzie as Maddox in M Night Shyamalan’s Old

M Night Shyamalan has been in an odd place for the last 20 years or so. The spectacular success of The Sixth Sense, his second film, triggered suggest(...)

We also have the interesting development of certain blockbusters – notably those in the Disney family – making their way to the small screen at more or less the same time as their theatrical release. Photograph: iStock

From witch-hunts in Fear Street to visitations in The Night House. The key mystery here is: why all the horror?  The summer is back! T(...)

50 scary films to watch at Halloween
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  • October 18, 2020, 06:00

No Halloween parties. No trick-or-treating. What else is there to do but scare ourselves silly watching some terrifying films? Below you’ll find 50(...)

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon lock horns on The Morning Show, from November 1st on Apple TV

November 1st is the worldwide launch date for Apple TV Plus, Apple’s new subscription service, available on your iPhone, iPad, Mac and other Apple dev(...)

 Tim Cook’s latest bet is that an acceleration in cord-cutting and the proliferation of streaming services has created a new role for Apple as aggregator

Steve Jobs told his biographer in 2011 that Apple had “finally cracked” a winning formula for television. But eight years later, his successor Tim Coo(...)

M Night Shyamalan. “I am very sentimental and when I make family movies I get sentimental.” Photograph: Jessica Kourkounis/The New York Times

Dear God, M Night Shyamalan can talk. Few directors have so many opinions on the ups and downs of their own careers. If he ever fancies a change in di(...)

Samuel L Jackson, James McAvoy and Bruce Willis in ‘Glass’

About halfway through this otherwise sleepy entertainment, Sarah Paulson, playing Philadelphia’s best-dressed psychiatrist, gets to deliver an interes(...)

Jason (Emmet Kirwan), an aspiring DJ, and Daniel (Ian Lloyd Anderson), his  heroin-addicted brother

Dave Tynan’s puzzling, wordy, largely plotless rush through the Dublin “sesh” scene groups itself around encounters between Jason (Emmet Kirwan), an a(...)

Under the “multiyear partnership”, the 64-year-old talk show host, producer and actor, Oprah Winfrey, will develop a series of shows exclusively for Apple’s forthcoming video platform

Apple will start producing TV shows with Oprah Winfrey, bagging its biggest star yet for its push into content. Under the “multiyear partnership”, th(...)

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