Ad Astra marks director James Gray’s second collaboration with Brad Pitt

The film industry is seldom a cake-walk, but even by the various standards of the “biz”, James Gray’s career has been a fraught one. His second film, (...)


To the Grand Hotel Beach for the annual, light-hearted bash that is the Palm Dog Award. Begun in 2001 by British impresario Toby Rose, the ceremony – (...)

Bruno and Dustin Hoffmann’s knees from Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories

Pedro Almodóvar may have effectively ruled Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories and Bong Joon-ho’s Okja – two Netflix releases – out of the race for(...)

Robin Williams with his Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his part in ‘Good Will Hunting’ at the Academy Awards in 1998. Photograph: Reuters

Robin Williams was a superb, mercurial stand-up comic with a staggering talent for improv and verbal riffing, though his movie career finally evolved (...)