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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,(...)

French director Julia Ducournau hugs French actor Vincent Lindon upon winning the Palme d’Or for her film Titane during the closing ceremony of the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on Saturday evening. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty

Julia Ducournau’s Titane has won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival in what turned out to be the most extraordinary circumstances. Spike Lee,(...)

Many women who report menopausal symptoms to their GPs are misdiagnosed as depressed or anxious. Illustration: iStock

The floodgates opened on Ireland’s airwaves last week as women in their 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s lined up to describe their menopausal symptoms – night s(...)

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(...)

Sam Neill in Rams

The actor on farm life, his Northern Irish childhood and the acting job that shook him “What is it with Irish sheep?” ponders Sam Neill. “They c(...)

The self-indulgent incoherence of David Fincher’s Mank, with Gary Oldman as Herman Mankiewicz, Arliss Howard as Louis B Mayer and Tom Pelphrey as Joe Mankiewicz. Photograph: Netflix

Why are Netflix’s films so mediocre? The streaming giant has turned the movie business upside down, transformed viewing patterns across the world and (...)

The streaming giant’s recently unveiled 2021 slate is coming down with romantic comedies, family films and mid-budgeted dramas

Donald Clarke on the big names, Oscar contenders and everything from westerns to romcoms that will hit the small screen this year Nobody now dou(...)

Moives due to come our way in 2021...

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a traffic jam of anticipated films for this year as dozens of films shifted from 2020 to a 2021 release Le(...)

Director Sally Potter  began making films at 14 on an 8mm camera.

There comes a moment in The Roads Not Taken, the ninth feature from Sally Potter, when the hitherto saintly, soft-spoken Molly (played by Elle Fanning(...)

Chantal Ackerman behind the camera in 1980. Photogaph:   Laszlo Ruszka/ INA/Getty Images

Sadly, when compiling a list of 10 great films by women, a bit more digging is required than would be necessary if putting together an equivalent list(...)

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