Sissy Spacek

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Sarah Connor, mother to future revolutionary John Connor, surely scores as the most impressively ‘badass’ mom of the modern era

DUMBO (1941) There was some competition between Bambi’s mother and the elephant’s mistreated parent for this spot, but, with the best will in the wor(...)

Firm favourites: Toni Collette in Hereditary (centre) and from left, Cold War, Climax, Lady Bird, Sorry to Bother You and Loveless

We should begin by acknowledging the continuing eccentricities of the distribution business. For once there was, in this place, only the mildest of ey(...)

Spacek and Redford: The dialogue is witty, but sparse. The editing is leisurely. This is why we need movie stars

We may as well begin by saying what The Old Man and the Gun is not. It’s not among that exhaustingly tedious genre of old-geezer crime films that has (...)

Julia Roberts: “TV is not for the faint of heart for sure.” Photograph: Brinson+Banks/The New York Times

Julia Roberts: the consummate pretty woman; queen of the silver screen; ecology advocate; mother; and new to her repertoire is the role of a TV actor.(...)

Ronan has been in the news for the last couple of days because she is to co-star with fellow actress Lupita Nyong’o in a campaign for the newest Calvin Klein fragrance, Calvin Klein Women.   File photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Saoirse Ronan is a gifted actress, and naturally, Irish people are even fonder of her for being an Irish woman who has risen to tremendous success. R(...)

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(...)

Sissy Spacek in ‘Carrie’

Stephen King is not the most-adapted author in history. It just feels that way. The International Movie Database lists a staggering 238 credits, but t(...)

Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek in Bloodline

There is a lot about Bloodline that makes the show hard to imagine working on network television. In its first series, the Netflix show, produced b(...)

Like Kimmy, Kemper is chirpy and upbeat, endlessly polite and sincere.

In a hotel room high up in the Manhattan skyline, I’m trying not to confuse the actor Ellie Kemper with her Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt character. Kemp(...)

When your birthday falls on Christmas Day, you may be shortchanged in the presents (and cake) department. Photograph: Thinkstock

What’s it like being born on Christmas Day? As you feverishly open your presents, spare a thought for those poor, forgotten children who have to shar(...)

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