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West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg. Photograph: Fox and Amblin Entertainment

Let’s try this again, shall we? It is some measure of the speed with which Covid descended that, in mid-February of last year, when we attempted to pr(...)

Oscars 2021: Frances McDormand howls in tribute to Nomadland’s sound mixer, Michael Wolf Snyder. Photograph: Ampas/ABC via Getty

What is the greatest film ever with an unsatisfactory ending? Orson Welles’s The Magnificent Ambersons feels like the most appropriate analogy for the(...)

A plug for cinemas: Frances McDormand accepts the best picture award for Nomadland as director Chloé Zhao looks on at the Oscars. Video image: ABC via AP

There was a moment deep into Sunday night’s strange Day-Glo railway-station Oscars when Frances McDormand implored people to watch Nomadland, the best(...)

Empty seats at the Alpine Cinema in New York in February. Photograph: Devin Oktar Yalkin/The New York Times

People are talking about the Oscars this year. Namely, how they won’t be watching. A lot of people don’t even realise the show, once an edge-of-your-s(...)

Bernie Madoff walks out of court after a bail hearing in Manhattan in January, 2009. Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/Getty

When Wall Street fraudster Bernie Madoff died yesterday in a North Carolina prison, the conman’s lawyer said he was “by no means perfect – but no man (...)

Bernie Madoff leaving court in New York in 2009

Bernie Madoff, the financier who pleaded guilty to orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history, has died in a US federal prison, according to a (...)

The self-indulgent incoherence of David Fincher’s Mank, with Gary Oldman as Herman Mankiewicz, Arliss Howard as Louis B Mayer and Tom Pelphrey as Joe Mankiewicz. Photograph: Netflix

Why are Netflix’s films so mediocre? The streaming giant has turned the movie business upside down, transformed viewing patterns across the world and (...)

Moives due to come our way in 2021...

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a traffic jam of anticipated films for this year as dozens of films shifted from 2020 to a 2021 release Le(...)

Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb of The Bee Gees

Maybe it was the notorious moment in 1997 when, after a barrage of jokey insults from Clive Anderson, the Bee Gees walked out of his chatshow in (...)

Audrey Hepburn in a promotional still from the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Photograph courtesy Everett Collection/Getty Images

The good people of Dublin 4 may need smelling salts on hand before sitting down to Helena Coan’s new documentary on Audrey Hepburn. Discussing the act(...)

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