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Jessica Walter at a Netflix Arrested Development Season 5 premiere. Walter died aged 80. Photograph: Lisa O’Connor/AFP via Getty

Actor Jessica Walter has died at the age of 80. Walter, best known for her Emmy-winning role as Lucille Bluth in Arrested Development, died in her sl(...)

Pat Morita and Ralph Macchio in the 1984 film The Karate Kid. Photograph: Columbia Pictures/Getty Images

Of all the implausible things about The Karate Kid – and there are many, so buckle up – nothing beats the fact that it’s still on the go right now, to(...)

Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in a promotional portrait for The Sound Of Music, 1965. Photograph:  Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Christopher Plummer, who has died in Connecticut at the age of 91, accumulated, over seven decades, all the honours an actor could wish for. As long (...)

Joel Schumacher: “I caused a lot of trouble with my movies on purpose.” Photograph: Benjamin Norman/The New York Times

For the rest of the world, Joel Schumacher, who died on Monday at the age of 80, was one of the men who – then already deep into middle age – helped i(...)

Abel Ferrara: “Here I am; the guy that made Driller Killer. But that’s the life I got, and I’m going to enjoy it.”

More than any other filmmaker, even those anointed by Cahiers du Cinéma at its peak, the American writer-director Abel Ferrara requires a degree of Fr(...)

Gloria Vanderbilt in 2009. The society heiress died on Monday at her home in Manhattan, aged 95. Photograph: Piotr Redlinski/The New York Times

Gloria Vanderbilt, the heiress, artist and romantic who began her life as the “poor little rich girl” of the Great Depression, has died at the age of (...)

Bette Davis and Thelma Ritter in “All About Eve”. Margo Channing, played by Davis,  is among the most divine monsters in the history of cinema (1950). Photograph: 20th Century Fox

Throughout Joseph L Mankiewicz’s indestructible All About Eve the characters, denizens of the New York stage, maintain clenched disdain for Hollywood.(...)

Kenneth Branagh as Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

There’s not a lot you can do with Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Though blessed with one of the great denouements in golden-age crime(...)

Steve Martin and Michael Caine are rival con artists scamming wealthy marks on the French Riviera in 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'. Their one-upmanship makes for one of cinema’s great comic rivalries

A few years ago, we published a guide to the best films available on Netflix. It proved to be one of our most popular stories ever. Since then many n(...)

David Ayer must be the only filmmaker in the world who can look manly while stirring and sipping peppermint tea. Speaking in a low, deep voice, the(...)

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