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(...)

Audrey Hepburn in a promotional still from the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Photograph courtesy Everett Collection/Getty Images

The good people of Dublin 4 may need smelling salts on hand before sitting down to Helena Coan’s new documentary on Audrey Hepburn. Discussing the act(...)

Joe Dante’s entry into the film business was so cartoonish it might easily be a scene from a Joe Dante movie. Arriving in California as an aspiring ed(...)

Sold for Parts: the documentary follows Dublin band Fontaines DC around the recording of their debut album

Rock documentaries seldom have much use for brevity. Peter Bogdanovich’s 2007 Tom Petty hagiography, Runnin’ Down A Dream, clocked in at over four hou(...)

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(...)

Ethan Hawke in the 2016 film Maudie, directed by Aisling Walsh. His contention that Hollywood blockbuster Logan lacks the intellectual heft of a Bresson film has the Nerd Herd up in arms

Where you stand on Ethan Hawke is the defining question of our cultural week. During an interview with Film Stage, the actor attempted an apparent tak(...)

Cannes film festival director Thierry Frémaux (left) and festival president Pierre Lescure at the presentation of the official selection for the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Ian Langsdon

As controversy concerning the absence of Netflix films from the Cannes film festival bubbled, festival director Thierry Frémaux announced a programme (...)

Hedy Lamarr: the glamorous movie star who also devised a way of remotely controlling torpedoes

For many decades only a few Hollywood nerds and technology buffs knew that Hedy Lamarr held the patent on an electronics communications system. One mi(...)

 The film critic Barry Norman, who was  capable of caustic wit when tearing apart one of the  more dismal films. Photograph: PA

Only two film critics in the English-speaking world have gained the starriest class of celebrity. One was the late Roger Ebert. The other was Barry (...)

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