Willem Dafoe

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Restaurant buzz: I miss the noise, the hum, the rhythm and the air of expectation. Photograph: E+/iStock/Getty

I miss my job and can’t wait to get back to it, because that’ll mean restaurants have reopened – Monday’s the day they can start to open their doors a(...)

Army of Shadows: Jean-Pierre Melville’s magnificent French Resistance classic is available on Mubi.

Almost exactly a decade ago, Netflix launched a service that offered one simple answer to one simple question. How do you get people to pay for video (...)

Robert Pattinson in The Lighthouse. Photograph: A24 Pictures

“Doldrums. Doldrums,” warns Willem Dafoe’s salty lighthouse keeper, Thomas Wake. “Eviler than the Devil. Boredom makes men to villains.” Following on(...)

Robert Pattinson stars as Ephraim Winslow and Willem Dafoe stars as Thomas Wake in The Lighthouse (2019) Photo: Eric Chakeen/A24

Ahrr, maties! It’s mid-May at the Cannes film festival and the Mediterranean has put on a show for The Lighthouse. Robert Eggers’s briny follow-up to (...)

Abel Ferrara: “Here I am; the guy that made Driller Killer. But that’s the life I got, and I’m going to enjoy it.”

More than any other filmmaker, even those anointed by Cahiers du Cinéma at its peak, the American writer-director Abel Ferrara requires a degree of Fr(...)

Charlize Theron plays Megyn Kelly (left) in a study of sexual harassment at Fox News, with Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie

What a cornucopia of delights are coming our way in 2020. We offer a few warnings. One or two of these may slide into 2021. On the upside, the odd exc(...)

Edward Norton in Motherless Brooklyn

What’s that they say to artists? Kill your babies? It’s particularly important to hack ruthlessly at potential indulgences when directing, producing, (...)

Katy Davis: ‘To live a big life, you have to take big leaps.’ Photograph: Yasmine Kateb

When Katy Davis took her first professional pay cheque at the age of 12, it was playing the orphan Annie opposite Twink’s Miss Hannigan at the Olympia(...)

Robert Pattinson. Photograph: Ryan Pfluger/New York Times

When Robert Pattinson signed on to play the antagonistic dauphin of France in Netflix’s medieval epic The King, he knew it was a juicy role that would(...)

Director Quentin Tarantino and actor Brad Pitt pose during a photocall for the film Once Upon a Time in . . . Hollywood, at the  Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

“Have you had a good Cannes?” That question is being asked in every queue and on every escalator. The answer depends on which average you’re using. (...)

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