Olivia Colman and Paul Mescal star in The Lost Daughter, directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Photograph: Netflix

“The smell of Venice suffused the night, lacustrine essences richly distilled. Late summer was hot here.” So begins Anthony Powell’s Temporary Kings,(...)

Sappy ever after? Julia Roberts in My Best Friend’s Wedding. Photograph: Ronald Siemoneit/Sygma via Getty Images

I was talking to a young woman about love recently. She’s just 20 years old and is entering the world of dating for the first time. Unsure of what to (...)

Spanish rapper Pablo Hasél is arrested by Catalonian police inside Lleida University. Photograph: Paul de la Calle/EPA

A Spanish rapper who barricaded himself inside a university to avoid serving a jail sentence for terrorism-related offences has been arrested amid an (...)

Oscars 2020: Bong Joon Ho accepts Parasite’s Academy Award for best international feature film. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

Triggering one of the great upsets in Oscar history, Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite, a social satire wrapped in a farce, won best picture at a busy, rain-dre(...)

Midsommar, directed by Ari Aster, takes third place

Oh look, it’s that person again. “I haven’t been to the cinema for years as there’s never anything good on.” “Really? Did you not enjoy Marriage Story(...)

Irish film producer Ed Guiney receives the award for Best European Comedy and Best European film, for  The Favourite, at the 32nd European Film Awards ceremony in Berlin, Germany, on Saturday night. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Even before the official ceremony for the 32nd annual European Film Awards (EFAs) kicked off, it was a triumphant occasion for Irish production The Fa(...)

Director Roman Polanski speaks on stage after the preview of his last movie J’accuse (An Officer and a Spy) in Paris. Photograph: Thomas SAMSON / AFP

Roman Polanski has been cautious about making any explicit comparisons between himself and Alfred Dreyfus, the French officer whose trial generated a (...)

Film director Martin Scorsese. Photograph: EPA

By Tuesday the wiseacres were wondering which cineaste would be the next to have a dig at Marvel? Hungarian arch-miserablist Bela Tarr? What might Aus(...)

Penélope Cruz as the mother in Pain and Glory

The latest, wonderful film from Pedro Almodóvar asks what a director does when he runs into a creative blockage. Well, you could do what so many have (...)

 South Korean director Bong Joon-ho poses with his Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

Another busy and contentious Cannes film festival ended on Saturday night with the presentation of the Palme d’Or to Bong Joon-ho for his black c(...)

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