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Empty seats at the Alpine Cinema in New York in February. Photograph: Devin Oktar Yalkin/The New York Times

People are talking about the Oscars this year. Namely, how they won’t be watching. A lot of people don’t even realise the show, once an edge-of-your-s(...)

Kelly Macdonald in Line of Duty: ‘My first thought was that this would be really challenging.’ Photograph: Steffan Hill/World Productions/BBC

Kelly Macdonald’s roles are typically quiet and fraught with internal conflict, and entailing journeys that are more reflective than active. As a(...)

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(...)

Milo O’Shea (left) as Leopold Bloom in Ulysses, directed by Joseph Strick. Photograph: Silver Screen/Getty

A degree of kerfuffle is gathering round Alex Thompson’s imminent indie comedy Saint Frances. An argument can be made that it is among the first comme(...)

Actor Elliott Gould: ‘Sometimes things work, sometimes things don’t work, and we learn from it’. File photograph: Christopher Polk/Fox/Getty Images

The best review ever received by Elliott Gould – renowned actor and star of M*A*S*H and The Long Goodbye, not to mention Ross and Monica’s d(...)

Made for $400,000, Easy Rider  took $60 million at the box office

The 1960s began 50 years ago this week. Okay, we may be a few years off the mark. That decade may have begun with the release of Bonnie and Clyde two (...)

Rolling Thunder Revue: Bob Dylan. Photograph: Netflix

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen and cine-revellers of every type, to the mesmerising motion picture and humbly titled extravaganza Rolling Thunder(...)

Vincent Van Gogh: Willem Dafoe as the painter in Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate

From blockbusters to art house, Willem Dafoe throws himself into every part. But he makes sure to have fun doing it, and doesn’t mind playing a cha(...)

Is Donny (Steve Buscemi) a figment of Walter’s imagination? That is just, like, your opinion, man

There are currently more than 450,000 ordained Dudeist priests worldwide, espousing the belief that “…everything is just, like, your opinion, man”. In(...)

Cher: from variety-show TV star to pop diva, and from concert headliner to Oscar-winning actor

“Can we do it in bed?” Cher asks, smiling slyly as she emerges from a knot of corridors in her sprawling hotel suite in midtown Manhattan at about 9pm(...)

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