Orson Welles

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A Clockwork Orange: Ronnie Barker’s Porridge offered more biting satire

There are no sacred cows. Once something gains such status it has begun to atrophy. You may as well sling it in a gallery and put a red rope around it(...)

Actor Robert De Niro: Trump is a ‘white supremacist’.  Photograph:  Stephane Cardinale, Corbis via Getty Images

Here, with Orson Welles and Spike Lee on the walls, and James Dean and Natalie Wood on the doors to the toilets, is where Robert De Niro might have di(...)

US president Donald Trump: Americans knew he was a rogue when they elected him. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

In Washington, where even the metaphors are militarised, the White House is said to be under “siege”. The word will not do. It implies outside hordes (...)

Orson Welles: The Other Side of the Wind remained his most discussed unfinished film. Photograph: Apic/Getty

Towards the close of They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, one vessel in the Orson Welles flotilla that has just docked at Netflix Cove, the great man ponder(...)

Robin Wright: taking charge in House of Cards

House of Cards – Season 6 (November 2nd) The secret weapon of the political drama now takes centre stage in the final season of House of Cards as Rob(...)

Once was king: Orson Welles

No film of manageable length could do justice to the sprawling, disordered career of Orson Welles. “There used to be a division of actors in the Coméd(...)

There is something deliciously subversive about driving an estate car with this much grunt. Fast estates are nothing new, of course – Audi all but per(...)

The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos’s much-anticipated follow-up to The Lobster and Killing of a Sacred Deer, which is produced by Element Pictures in Dublin

The first cuckoo of the 2019 awards season has sounded with the announcement of the programmes for the overlapping Toronto and Venice film festivals. (...)

Solo: A Stars Wars Story: Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Phoebe Waller-Bridge as L3-37

The reviews for Solo: A Star Wars Story are far more unpredictable than the mostly sickened notices for The House That Jack Built. “Dull and dutiful,”(...)

Spike Lee will be back at Cannes with his inelegantly titled dark comedy ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Nobody much questions that the Cannes film festival is at some sort of crossroads. The debate hangs around the extent to which the management intended(...)

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