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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. (...)

Sarah Connor, mother to future revolutionary John Connor, surely scores as the most impressively ‘badass’ mom of the modern era

DUMBO (1941) There was some competition between Bambi’s mother and the elephant’s mistreated parent for this spot, but, with the best will in the wor(...)

  Dakota Johnson  in   Bad Times at the El Royale. Photograph: Kimberley French

If Drew Goddard is going to make a film that so shamelessly echoes the post-Tarantino follies of the mid-1990s are we allowed to just reprint a review(...)

Przem Shrem Zajac at the home he shares with Les Cullinan in Smithfield, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The apartment Przem Shrem Zajac shares with his partner, Les Cullinan, in Dublin’s Smithfield is an eclectic extravaganza of beloved pieces, put toget(...)

Repressed outsider: Marion Cotillard in It’s Only the End of the World

Last May, as the press at Cannes began digesting a very odd set of prizes, Guy Lodge, one of Variety’s senior critics, commented: “Giving Xavier Dolan(...)

Steve Martin and Michael Caine are rival con artists scamming wealthy marks on the French Riviera in 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'. Their one-upmanship makes for one of cinema’s great comic rivalries

A few years ago, we published a guide to the best films available on Netflix. It proved to be one of our most popular stories ever. Since then many n(...)

Top of the VMAs nominations: Beyoncé  onstage during The Formation World Tour at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California  in May. Photograph:  Kevin Mazur/WireImage

She’s one of the most celebrated performers of the modern era, and on Tuesday Beyoncé earned even more accolades, with 11 nominations in the MTV Vide(...)

A scene from Mom and Me

In 2010 Ken Wardrop scored a most unlikely box-office hit with His & Hers. The film, in which 70 women from the Irish midlands – aged from one to(...)

Ken Loach celebrates next to producer Rebecca O’Brien after he was awarded the Palme d’Or for the film “I, Daniel Blake” during the closing ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in southern France. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Ken Loach has won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in one of the most surprising awards ceremonies in decades. Loach won the festival’s top(...)

Cannes Film Festival president Pierre Lescure (right) and director Thierry Frémaux at a news conference to announce  competing films at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Paris, France, April 14th, 2016. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

“We hope to show the state of cinema in Spring 2016,” Thierry Frémaux, director of the Cannes Film Festival, told an expectant audience in Paris this(...)

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