Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf in “Lady Bird”

1. Did anybody actually see these films? Yes, they did. But this is still the lowest-grossing set of best-picture nominees since 2011. Dunkirk, which (...)

Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird

The defining moment in Greta Gerwig’s serious comedy flits by in an apparently insignificant flash. Continuing a quotidian squabble that ebbs and flow(...)

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’: “deliberately messy and difficult”.

Much in the same way that a candidate may be vetted before a big convention, so too have this year’s nominees for the best picture Oscar been subject (...)

Last year’s race for best picture at the Oscars was the most unpredictable in half a century. We just didn’t know it was the most unpredictable until (...)

Dylan Farrow has said she feels ‘outrage’ following years of being ignored over a sexual assault allegation against her adoptive father Woody Allen.  File photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Dylan Farrow has said she feels “outrage” following years of being ignored over a sexual assault allegation against her adoptive father Woody Allen. (...)

Christian Bale: almost as gruff as Batman

It’s been such a long time since American cinema got guilty about its relationship with native peoples that, to produce a genuinely revisionist wester(...)

Who doesn’t like a good war film?

The New York critics have decided. The Los Angeles critics have decided. And now the Dublin Film Critics Circle has awards its prizes for the year. Ch(...)

Saoirse Ronan chatting to Mary J Blige on the red carpet at the IFP Gotham Awards in November, while Greta Gerwig is interviewed. Ronan won an award for her role  in Lady Bird, which Gerwig directed.  Ronan has also been nominated for a Golden Globe award. Photograph: Rebecca Smeyne/The New York Times

Saoirse Ronan continues a seemingly inevitable run to a third Oscar nod with a nomination for best actress (comedy or musical) at the upcoming Golden (...)

What a wash of light. What a draft of colour. What dammed reservoirs of emotion. Luca Guadagnino’s sun-dappled romance just about deserves the extrava(...)

Luca Guadagnino shows off his Jamie Reid/Valentino top at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Luca Guadagnino is in chipper form as he bounces across a reception suite at a Soho hotel. The director’s newest film, Call Me by Your Name, received (...)

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