Roman Polanski

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The Irishman: Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s new film

Wait! Come back! You are obliged to read one more bit of Oscar punditry before we retire the entrails for six months or so. Predicting the best-pictur(...)

Designer Karl Lagerfeld was the latest victim of a cancelling following his death this week.

“Cancel Culture” is a term that’s gained more traction in the online sphere in recent weeks. Put simply, it describes publicly shaming people for bad (...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

Nosferatu

At any random point in the last century, somebody, somewhere has been writing an article on “a new golden age for horror”. Meanwhile, somebody else wa(...)

Johnny Depp: Excellent in ‘Ed Wood’

The grim soap opera that is Johnny Depp’s career – less Dynasty, more a gothic telenovela – took another swerve last week with the publication of a fa(...)

Sharon Tate: murdered by followers of Charles Manson in 1969 when she was over eight months pregnant. Photograph: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Clothes worn by actress Sharon Tate, who was murdered by followers of Charles Manson in 1969, are among a collection of personal items that will featu(...)

Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin with . . . Winnie the Pooh

Did T2 Trainspotting 2 really happen? Or am I confusing the film with a weekend spent contemplating mortality with my least interesting contemporaries(...)

 Roman Polanski is suing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after being expelled. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

Film-maker Roman Polanski is suing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after he was expelled from the organisation last week. In a letter(...)

“We rarely hear Dolores’s voice. The story is written by a male writer and narrated by a male character, and they both deny her existence as a human, instead creating this fantasy being called ‘Lolita’”

Dolores Hazes is not a famous literary character. But Lolita is. When Humbert Humbert, the child rapist narrator in Nabokov’s novel, imposes his nickn(...)

Despite being caught up in the events of 1968, the Cannes film festival has announced no official acknowledgement of this year’s 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago this month, Peter Lennon, the late Irish journalist and film-maker, did something very brave. He shouted back at Jean-Luc Godard. Len(...)

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