South Korean director Bong Joon-ho poses with his Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

Another busy and contentious Cannes film festival ended on Saturday night with the presentation of the Palme d’Or to Bong Joon-ho for his black c(...)

Quentin Tarantino and Brandy

Shut out of the Palm Dog To the Palm Dog! For the past 10 years or so, we have enjoyed reporting on this eccentric award – honouring the year’s best (...)

Manchester City’s goalkeeper Bert Trautmann dives at the feet of Birmingham’s Peter Murphy during the 1956 FA Cup Final at Wembley. Trautmann broke his neck making the save, but played on. Photograph:  Allsport Hulton/Archive

The main problem for the makers of The Keeper was what to leave out from the life of Bert Trautmann. One can imagine a film – maybe a whole TV series(...)

Brigitte Nielsen on older motherhood: ‘Some people find it ridiculous, some find it awful, and some love it.’ Photograph: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty

In a restaurant on the Sunset Strip, a beaming Brigitte Nielsen pulls out her phone to show me a video of a dark-haired baby girl. This is Frida, the (...)

Corey Calliet and Sylvester Stallone, who spills with the sort of ancient wisdom you get only from grizzled trainers in boxing movies

If you were delivering a lecture on how to extract the most value from a worn formula then you could do worse than direct your audience to the latest (...)

Creed II: Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa and Michael B Jordan as Adonis Creed

Pardon us while we plunder boxing cliches for evidence that the Rocky sequence serves as an effective metaphor for itself. It has, from time to time, (...)

Dwayne Johnson succeeds because he has enormous charm and because he is disciplined in his choices. Photograph: Ryan Conaty/The New York Times

This weekend sees the release of two potentially huge blockbusters: The Incredibles 2 and Skyscraper. Already the highest-grossing animated film in th(...)

Incredibles: the family is forced to live in a motel until a mysterious tycoon arrives with an offer for Elastigirl to come out of retirement

Last month, Disney and Pixar’s Incredibles 2 broke the box office record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest opening for a PG-ra(...)

File photograph of actor Sylvester Stallone  in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. File photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

An allegation of sexual assault against Hollywood film star Sylvester Stallone is being reviewed by prosecutors in Los Angeles, a spokesman said. A L(...)

US president Donald Trump holds a signed pardon for boxer Jack Johnson in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, who was jailed a centur(...)

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