Paul Giamatti

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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians: terrible, but features an eight-year-old Pia Zadora as a Martian child

Is it too early for a feature on Santa Claus in cinema? Well, tough. You’re getting one anyway. The decorations are up. The latest version of the Grin(...)

‘Billions’ returns for a third season.

Russian Spy Assassins: The Salisbury Attack Monday, Channel 4, 10pm Matt Frei explores the poisoning of Russian Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yuli(...)

Food as philosophy: Jeong Kwan and David Gelb in the first episode of Chef’s Table

Television has a terrible habit of handling our food. Cookery shows have long folded homeliness into coquettishness, chefs would rather be masters, ev(...)

I am willing to do whatever it takes to avoid my fate,” Axe tells his rebooted firm, endearingly unfamiliar with how fate works. Photograph: James Minchin/Showtime

Can a TV show try too hard to be taken seriously, come off instead as fantastically silly, and somehow remain adorably needy, all at the same time? Th(...)

Kevin McCallister in 1990 with an object known as a magazine

 The Christmas movie has entered something of a fallow period, with few new entries being entered into the canon of festive favourites in recent(...)

Spit buckets always remind me of that scene in the movie Sideways, when the character of Miles (played by Paul Giamatti) goes on a rampage at a wine-t(...)

“Imagine living in a world where Mayo were All-Ireland champions. We would have to decommission the term marquee forward.” File photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

What will we do with ourselves if Mayo win on Sunday? Anybody thought of that? We can spend the week mulling over the various ifs and ands and wherefo(...)

Preservation laws have protected much of the original architecture from Santa Barbara’s 18th-century Spanish mission roots

In Race of a Lifetime, Mark Halperin’s and John Heileman’s account of the 2008 US presidential elections, the story is told of how the McCain campaig(...)

Paul Giamatti: “I’ve never done anything solely for the pay cheque. Believe me, I’m perfectly well motivated by a  pay cheque, but I’ve  never done something  only for the money.” Photograph: Damon WinterNew York Times

I seem to have annoyed Paul Giamatti. I have asked him about being typecast. People have in their head a specific idea of a Paul Giamatti character, (...)

Comedian Chris Rock opened the 88th Academy Awards with a monologue that poked fun at the diversity controversy which has marred this year’s ceremony.  Photograph: Mark Suban/EPA

Comedian Chris Rock opened the 88th Academy Awards with a monologue that poked fun at the diversity controversy which has marred this year’s ceremony(...)

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