Ennio Morricone: one can no more imagine The Good, the Bad and the Ugly without his score than one can imagine Swan Lake without Tchaikovsky. Photograph: Luciano Viti/Getty

There are a tiny handful of film composers whose work is instantly recognisable from just a few isolated bars. None was quite so distinctive as Ennio (...)

Bong Joon Ho accepts the award for Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language for Parasite, at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

There has been much understandable misery about the lack of diversity in awards season. Few female directors have scored nominations. Actors of colour(...)

Valerie Pachner and August Diehl in the film A Hidden Life

I talk to August Diehl during a break from rehearsals for the Berlin production of Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage. You have to hand it to the guy. I wa(...)

Cannes catch: Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in Robert Eggers’s extraordinary film The Lighthouse

Our first five-star review from Cannes 2019 The Lighthouse ★★★★★ Directed by Robert Eggers. Starring Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman(...)

Cannes 2019: this year’s souvenir bag is the best ever

Frémaux fights his corner Thierry Frémaux was blocking none of the bowlers at Cannes film festival’s opening press conference. The festival president(...)

Luka Sabbat, Selena Gomez, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and  director Jim Jarmusch arrive for the screening of The Dead Don’t Die, the opening film of this year’s Cannes festival. Photograph:  Julien Warnand/EPA

The 72nd Cannes film festival kicked off on Tuesday night with the premiere of Jim Jarmusch’s comic horror The Dead Don’t Die. It was a canny selectio(...)

Quentin Tarantino: his drama of hippy Hollywood will turn heads. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty

Pedro Almodóvar, Ken Loach, Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino and Terrence Malick are in competition. Werner Herzog and Abel Ferrara are also offering n(...)

Actor Bruno Ganz at the Venice Film Festival in 2015. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

Actor Bruno Ganz, who died of cancer at his home in Zurich on Saturday aged 77, will be popularly remembered for two roles: as the bemused, partially (...)

Orson Welles: The Other Side of the Wind remained his most discussed unfinished film. Photograph: Apic/Getty

Towards the close of They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, one vessel in the Orson Welles flotilla that has just docked at Netflix Cove, the great man ponder(...)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: the indoraptor was designed in consultation with Jonathan Cranston, an English veterinary surgeon with experience with wildlife in South Africa

When Steven Spielberg and his producing partner Frank Marshall decided to reboot the Jurassic Park franchise for a new generation they knew exactly wh(...)

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