Orson Welles

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You have to feel a little sorry for any branch or subbranch of the Hustons, the Fondas or the Barrymores. Sooner or later somebody is likely to ask yo(...)

Paddington 2: has more reviews on the site than any other title with a 100 per cent rating

Imagine living in a world where you got news only from headlines. Some do. There really are people out there who believe that Citizen Kane just lost t(...)

Oscars 2021: Frances McDormand howls in tribute to Nomadland’s sound mixer, Michael Wolf Snyder. Photograph: Ampas/ABC via Getty

What is the greatest film ever with an unsatisfactory ending? Orson Welles’s The Magnificent Ambersons feels like the most appropriate analogy for the(...)

David Puttnam: “I think it speaks to people’s inner sense of what they want themselves to be.”’ Photograph: Justin Walpole.

If you ever get to tell David Puttnam he has to sit down tonight and watch one of his own films, his first choice would be Local Hero, the Scottish dr(...)

Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies in Mank. Photograph: Netflix

History has not been kind to Marion Davies. The biggest female movie star of the early 1920s, she was crowned Queen of the Screen by theatre owners in(...)

Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington and Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton in Bridgerton. Photograph: Netflix

Natalie Palamides: Nate – A One Man Show December 1st Who is Nate? What is Nate about? And what the hell is going on? All these questions bubble up t(...)

Kerry’s own Jessie Buckley in I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Photograph: Netflix

Savour canny acquisitions and ambitious original productions. And catch the classics while you can. They may not be there next month. There h(...)

 French singer and actor Juliette Greco performs in Paris, in 1968. She was the muse of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the link between often impenetrable intellectuals and popular song. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Saint-Germain-des-Prés must have felt like the centre of the universe in the aftermath of the second World War. After years of deprivation, French you(...)

Susie Dent: ‘There has never been a golden age of English. Even in the era of Keats and Shakespeare, people complained about the abuse of language.’ Photograph: Stewart Williams

The Countdown lexicographer on a life-long love of languages, accidental fame and why ‘gobsHIte’ isn’t as Irish as we think In the dumbed-down w(...)

Isabelle Huppert in Mia Hansen-Løve’s 2016 film Things to Come.

There was a bit of muttering when it emerged that Mark Cousins – a man! – was to compile a 14-hour history of women directors at work. A sensitive fel(...)

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