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Film director Roman Polanski (left) and comic Bill Cosby have been expelled by the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences. File photographs: EPA

The Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences has confirmed that it is expelling Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby. The announcement comes shortly afte(...)

Director Quentin Tarantino and actress Uma Thurman appear on stage to give the Palme d’Or award during the Closing Ceremony at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in 2014. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

It always seemed likely that the waves of disapproval kicked up by the Weinstein scandal would eventually reach Quentin Tarantino. The director made (...)

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(...)

Keith Chegwin: he played up his persona as a cheeky scouser in Multi-Coloured Swap Shop. Photograph: Fin Costello/Redferns/Getty

Keith Chegwin Born: January 17th, 1957 Died: December 11th, 2017 Keith Chegwin, who has died aged 60 after suffering from the lung disease idiopathic(...)

Toy Story: Its director John Lasseter has taken leave after admitting “missteps” in his behaviour towards staff

You don’t hear Gary Glitter’s records much anymore. Do you? Long after his high period ended, songs such as Rock ’n’ Roll Pt 2 and I’m the Leader of t(...)

In this 1969 file photo, Charles Manson is escorted to his arraignment on conspiracy-murder charges in connection with the Sharon Tate murder case.  Photograph: AP

Charles Manson, dubbed father of the world’s worst family, has died aged 83. His clutch of deranged disciples, known as the Manson Family, gained not(...)

Charles Manson photographed in August 2017 was the leader of a cult known as the Manson Family. Photograph: California Department of Corrections/Reuters

Charles Manson, the murderer and cult leader, has died in a hospital in California. He was 83. A statement from the California Department of Correct(...)

Harvey Weinstein: Did his impeccable liberal credentials make it harder for women to accuse him of repellent behaviour? Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty

Consent in sexual relations should be a minimum standard. It has become the maximum standard instead, and the end result is not pretty. For example, (...)

Louis CK in I Love You, Daddy: ‘It’s about a guy who found out too late that he didn’t do his job as a dad’

“It’s not a safe space, it’s not a triggerless place, it just isn’t,” said Louis CK, describing his squirm-inducing new movie, I Love You, Daddy, whic(...)

Left to right: Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem in mother!

There is a place for pale, retiring films that venture out only on cloudless days. We also need big, loud, even vulgar movies that grab you by the sho(...)

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