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19: Indian actress Aishwarya at the most recent Cannes Film Festival in 2019. Photograph: by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The Cannes film festival, cancelled in 2020, has announced a promising return to action with a competition line-up featuring three former winners of t(...)

Nomadland writer-director Chloé Zhao on set with actor and producer Frances McDormand: “None of my family members are billionaires.” Photograph: Joshua James Richards/Searchlight Pictures

There was, in the current endless Oscar season, always going to be much scope for the traditional backlash against the frontrunner. It happens almost (...)

The Crown: Matt Smith as the young Prince Phillip. Photograph: Robert Viglasky/Netflix

Millions of Netflix viewers will, on hearing of the duke of Edinburgh’s death, think first of the character played by Matt Smith and Tobias Menzies in(...)

 Viola Davis in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: Leaner versions of the old-school “Oscar Film” could still boss awards season. Photograph: Netflix

Has the 2021 awards season already gone wrong? Maybe so, but not for the reasons that some US commentators claim. Welcome to our world, America. (...)

(from left) Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) and Johanna Leonberger (Helena Zengel) in News of the World, co-written and directed by Paul Greengrass.

Paul Greengrass’s charming western would form the ideal centrepiece for a festival that showcases directors working hard to be something other than wh(...)

Director Alan Parker is pictured in Moscow in 2004. File photograph: AP Photo/Misha Japaridze

Sir Alan Parker, who has died at the age of 76, was one among a wave of British directors – Ridley Scott and Adrian Lyne were others – who emerged fro(...)

John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara in The Quiet Man

Americans are not welcome here. They are pariahs. Obviously, I don’t think that. I am merely quoting from recent conversations with two distinguished (...)

 Danny Boyle’s post-apocalyptic horror film 28 Days Later was released in the aftermath of 9/11. Photograph: Peter Mountain

At time of writing, the cinema business is mostly concerned with the business of cinema. It is, perhaps, too early to be thinking how film-makers will(...)

Unplanned offers a comprehensive assault on abortion and Planned Parenthood

You do not, these days, often hear that thing Voltaire never said. Nobody with a sensible head on their shoulders is laying down their life to allow a(...)

Polish film director Pawel Pawlikowski described Sarajevo as ‘hard to sleep in’, not just because of the parties but because it’s a mindf*ck of history’. Photograph: Fehim Demir/EPA

“Michael, Michael” they shouted, gesticulating wildly with three fingered salutes from the cheap seats at a red carpet event on Susan Sontag Square. (...)

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