Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet in Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi blockbuster Dune. Photograph: Warner Bros

Firstly, for the optimal reader experience, this article should be perused on high-quality parchment, in a dry, air-conditioned room, over a glass of (...)

Emmanuel Macron: his frosty relationship with British prime minister  Boris Johnson reflects the ongoing tensions between the two nations in the aftermath of Brexit.   Photograph: Benoit Tessier/AFP via Getty Images

When I got the invitation from the French ambassador for a black-tie gala called “Améthyste,” I wondered what that name meant. Was it a promotional pa(...)

The Hand of God premiered earlier this year at the Venice Film Festival, where it picked up the Grand Jury Prize and earned breakthrough actor Filippo Scotti the Marcello Mastroianni Award. Photograph: Gianni Fiorito

Aged 16, Paolo Sorrentino set out for Empoli to watch his hero, Diego Maradona, play for his local team, Napoli. Upon returning home, he found both hi(...)

‘It requires something like genius – on Anderson’s part and those of his collaborators – to get such a complex machine whirring so smoothly.’ Photograph: Searchlight Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox

As the boos and the cheers faded after the Cannes premiere of Wes Anderson’s latest, critics began squabbling among themselves about a near-theologica(...)

Timothée Chalamet on the set of Wonka. ‘The merest mention of Netflix’s imminent Willy Wonka origin story causes me to slump into a coma.’ Photograph: Timothée Chalamet/Twitter

Earlier this week, images emerged of Timothée Chalamet in costume for the immicohjvyuva&65…………{* Sorry, the merest mention of Netflix’s imminent (...)

Met Gala 2021: Billie Eilish went full princess with her Oscar de la Renta dress, which she wore on condition that the brand stop using fur. Photograph: Nina Westervelt/New York Times

The United States is a relatively young country, and this year’s American fashioned-themed Met Gala seemed, in many ways, like a nod to that fact. The(...)

Olivia Colman and Paul Mescal star in The Lost Daughter, directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Photograph: Netflix

“The smell of Venice suffused the night, lacustrine essences richly distilled. Late summer was hot here.” So begins Anthony Powell’s Temporary Kings,(...)

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(...)

Fate: The Winx Saga, which was filmed in Ireland, was one of the most-watched shows on the platform in the first quarter

Netflix added just four million subscribers in the first quarter and forecast only one million net additions in the current quarter as its earlier pre(...)

Sir Ian McKellen whose long-anticipated return to the role of Hamlet has been set for June at the Theatre Royal Windsor. Photograph: David M Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage

Is ageism the last great barrier in the arts industry? Just look at the hullabaloo surrounding the confirmation that, after Covid delays, Ian McKellen(...)

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