Tom McCarthy : ‘You can tell by the movies I make that I am all over the place. But the Oscar maybe did afford me more confidence and capital.’

Tom McCarthy, Oscar-winning director of Spotlight, is among those enduring an odd edition of the Cannes film festival. He is getting tested for Covid (...)

50 scary films to watch at Halloween
  • Film
  • October 18, 2020, 06:00

No Halloween parties. No trick-or-treating. What else is there to do but scare ourselves silly watching some terrifying films? Below you’ll find 50(...)

Miranda July: it’s a real gift to be able to start a first draft without really knowing what I’m writing about. Photograph: Elizabeth Weinberg/The New York Times

There’s Miranda July in Los Angeles. Like a character from one of her tricky, off-centre films – or novels or art projects – I accidentally find mysel(...)

The Wales rugby squad takes part in a training session at the International Stadium Yokohama on Friday, ahead of their World Cup semi-final match against South Africa on Sunday. Photograph:  Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

When he was still just Richard Jenkins, still just the unknown, watchful son of a Pontrhydyfen father who worked in the mines and a mother who worked (...)

Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf in “Lady Bird”

1. Did anybody actually see these films? Yes, they did. But this is still the lowest-grossing set of best-picture nominees since 2011. Dunkirk, which (...)

Sally Hawkins and Doug Jones in The Shape of Water, directed by Guillermo del Toro

Be in no doubt. The current, slight favourite for the best picture Oscar is a lovely thing. It has taken over 60 years, but Guillermo del Toro has tu(...)

Richard Jenkins: Oacar-nominated for The Shape of Water. Photograph: Jeff Vespa/WireImage

It’s the morning after the London premiere of Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water, and Richard Jenkins – one of that film’s stars – is still marve(...)

Saoirse Ronan chatting to Mary J Blige on the red carpet at the IFP Gotham Awards in November, while Greta Gerwig is interviewed. Ronan won an award for her role  in Lady Bird, which Gerwig directed.  Ronan has also been nominated for a Golden Globe award. Photograph: Rebecca Smeyne/The New York Times

Saoirse Ronan continues a seemingly inevitable run to a third Oscar nod with a nomination for best actress (comedy or musical) at the upcoming Golden (...)

John Slattery, best known as the delightfully lupine Roger Sterling in Mad Men, shakes off the Brooks Brothers sheath and returns to working-class roo(...)

Turbo
Turbo

Digital animations are, more often than not, propelled by unlikely underdogs; by little engines that could. The humble crop-duster hero of Disney’s Pl(...)

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