Adam Mckay

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Oscars 2019: A Star is Born seems likely to score nominations in most major categories. Photograh: Warner Bros.

For a few weeks late last summer it looked as if the coming year’s Academy Awards would be much taken up with speculation about the “Academy Award for(...)

Jim Beach, Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen, Rami Malek, Graham King pose with their awards for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in the press room during the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California. Photograph: Mike Nelson/ EPA

Best actor in a TV series - musical or comedy Sacha Baron Cohen - Who Is America? Jim Carrey - Kidding WINNER: Michael Douglas - The Kominsky (...)

Best drama actor, Remi Malek: ‘Thank you to Freddie Mercury, for giving me the joy of a lifetime.’ Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/AP

There was a genuine shock at the Golden Globes on Sunday night when Bohemian Rhapsody, biopic of Queen front-man Freddie Mercury, beat runaway favouri(...)

Vice: Christian Bale as Dick Cheney in Adam McKay’s biopic of the former US vice-president

Christian Bale’s latest Oscar-baiting dramatic physical transformation has been unveiled in the first trailer for Vice, Adam McKay’s biopic of the for(...)

You haven’t escaped yet. Before awards season closes down for a month or two – it’s now almost as long as the football season – we beg your indulgence(...)

Johnny Depp as Donald Trump in The Art of the  Deal – The Movie: almost as funny as the real thing

It’s hard to compete with the power, drama, emotion and scandal coming to us live from the Olympics, which continues to dominate schedules until this (...)

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(...)

Race for the prize: Mad Max is  usual in that it’s a mainstream film in the best picture fight

This year, the Academy has gone for eight best picture nominees. They have finally achieved their aim of allowing a few mainstream, marquee pictures i(...)

Ireland’s Saoirse Ronan arrives at the British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Brooklyn, John Crowley’s adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel, continued its triumphant march through awards season by picking up best British film at th(...)

‘An audacious gripping screenplay’: Brad Pitt in The Big Short

We need to talk about regulation. The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis spent 28 weeks on the New York Times non-fiction bestse(...)

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