Willem Dafoe

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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. (...)

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood: Quentin Tarantino’s new film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is a vast improvement on the exhausting The Hateful Eight

Here it is, 25 years to the day since Pulp Fiction Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pit(...)

Quentin Tarantino: his drama of hippy Hollywood will turn heads. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty

Pedro Almodóvar, Ken Loach, Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino and Terrence Malick are in competition. Werner Herzog and Abel Ferrara are also offering n(...)

Natalie in Vox Lux: Lady Gaga without the alleged charity

In the eight months since its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, the second film from Brady Corbet – follow-up to his dazzlingly ambitious The Chil(...)

Willem Dafoe as Vincent Van Gogh: the actor so owns At Eternity’s Gate that it’s difficult to imagine it without him. Photograph: Lily Gavin

 For more than a few decades – most recently in the beautiful, but pointless Loving Vincent – filmmakers have addressed the Van Gogh aesthetic by(...)

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