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Director Peter Bogdanovich has died at the age of 82. File photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Peter Bogdanovich, the Oscar-nominated writer and director, has died at the age of 82. The film-maker, whose many credits included The Last Picture S(...)

Emma Stone in Cruella, the prequel to One Hundred and One Dalmatians, is set in a stylised version of the 1970s.

Something has gone wrong with time. Relatively recent history seems more, well, recent than it did in the relatively recent past.  This week Dis(...)

Helena Zengel and Tom Hanks in News of the World

NEWS OF THE WORLD ★★★★☆ Directed by Paul Greengrass. Starring Tom Hanks, Steve Boyles, Helena Zengel, Tom Astor, John Travis Johnson. Netflix, 118 min(...)

Vincent Prince  as Prince Prospero in The Masque of the Red Death.

“The ‘Red Death’ had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous,” runs the opening line of Edgar Allan Poe’s spo(...)

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(...)

 The  film is the second killer Crocodilia picture we’ve experienced in the last 12 months.

More than a few undistinguished films have (for trivia buffs, anyway) gained a smidgeon of unexpected significance during the Covid era. Two horror fl(...)

The Wretched’s distributor commissioned delightfully retro ads referencing their movies’ most lurid qualities.

All hail the box-office champ of early summer. All hail a film you probably haven’t heard of. Sports enthusiasts are familiar with the asterisks that(...)

Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, Fred and Scooby in the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, which premiered in 1969 and ran for three seasons. Photograph:  Hanna-Barbera

Imagine an alternative universe in which children’s television of the early 1990s was taken up with references to ecstasy. The Adventures of Mandy and(...)

Don’t bet against The Painted Bird winning the Golden Bear at Venice this weekend. 

There’s so much to the theatrical experience that you can’t get from a watching a film on even the biggest television. The communal buzz. The envelopi(...)

Actor Keanu Reeves portrays Neo in a scene from The Matrix Reloaded. Photograph: Warner Bros/Reuters

Somewhere out there a scientist is visiting a cruel experiment on blameless baboons. Every time the ape sticks his finger in the hole on the left he g(...)

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