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The Odd Couple: Jack Lemmon and Walther Matthau in Neil Simon’s film – which is still a hoot

The influence of Neil Simon, who has died in New York at the age of 91, on American comic writing is incalculable. Before his work reached the big scr(...)

 Robert Redford in ‘The Candidate’

It’s sometimes hard to tell if a successful actor has retired. One day, you turn around and think: when was Jack Nicholson last in a film? (If you’re (...)

The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos’s much-anticipated follow-up to The Lobster and Killing of a Sacred Deer, which is produced by Element Pictures in Dublin

The first cuckoo of the 2019 awards season has sounded with the announcement of the programmes for the overlapping Toronto and Venice film festivals. (...)

She’s a hippie; he’s a posh English bloke. A few minutes of their lovey-dovey speak  and you’ll be yearning for return to the drifting boat and the looming skies

When we were looking in the other direction, a new genre seems to have grown up: the extreme survival movie. This damp windy yachting epic most conspi(...)

Ocean’s 8: one of the big summer movies

The Graham Norton Show Friday, BBC One, 10.45pm Tonight it’s all about the all-female Ocean’s 8 crime caper. On the sofa are Hollywood star Sandra Bul(...)

One to watch: Spinder-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Have we just experienced the inauguration of International Trailer Week? I think we have. Did you miss it? The movie world has always fitted itself t(...)

The granddaddy of them all might be ‘National Velvet’ with Elizabeth Taylor as the English girl who yearns to ride in the Grand National

Here’s a theory. The best films with “horse” in their titles are founded on lies. The Wooden Horse (1950) doesn’t have any horses in it. A Man Called (...)

Cast member Dan Gordon in Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins”, running at the Gate Theatre from April 12th to June 7th. Photograph: Agata Stoinska

“When I leave the stage I’ll be the most famous man in America,” John Wilkes Booth, one of the lesser lights in a 19th-century acting family, is alleg(...)

You haven’t escaped yet. Before awards season closes down for a month or two – it’s now almost as long as the football season – we beg your indulgence(...)

Kristin Scott Thomas at the Cannes Film Festival in France last May. 'There are lots of films that I’m proud to have even been attached to,' she says. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Kristin Scott Thomas sits down with a little theatrical shiver. The actor may have perfected glacial onscreen manners – think Fiona, the snooty friend(...)

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