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Banshees star Barry Keoghan: from foster homes to breakout Oscar contender

The young Irish actor has overcome a tragic childhood to earn an Academy Award nomination for The Banshees of InisherinThere are disturbing elements in Martin McDonagh’s precisely calibrated hit The Banshees of Inisherin. But along with all the nihilism, the unfortunate donkey and the splashes of gore, the performance given by Barry Keoghan is right...

‘Girls today aren’t prey. They are victorious’: Michelle Williams on #MeToo, money and playing Spielberg’s mum

The actor is putting all her experiences into an Oscar-nominated turn as the director’s formidable mother. She talks about the dramatic changes she’s witnessed in Hollywood and beyondMichelle Williams is apologising for the camera angle. She’s cross-legged on a bed and her iPhone keeps slipping down the pillows. Sometimes all I see is the duvet, sometimes...

Oscars to review ‘campaign procedures’ after Andrea Riseborough backlash

Film academy is implementing review after questions raised over last-minute celebrity-backed campaign in best actress categoryThe film academy has announced a review of “campaign procedures” in the wake of a backlash to this year’s Oscar nominations.The British actor Andrea Riseborough gained a surprise best actress nod for her role in indie To Leslie...

Sylvia Syms obituary

Actor who starred in films of the 1950s and 60s including Ice Cold in Alex and went on to a long career in supporting rolesAlthough Sylvia Syms, who has died aged 89, emerged as an actor during the decade from 1956 to 1966 that saw British cinema changing radically, she seemed to belong to an earlier stiff-upper-lip tradition of British films rather...

All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt review – experimental film pulls on the senses

Sundance film festival: Raven Jackson’s gorgeous, sparsely worded debut film evokes the non-linear memories of one Black woman in MississippiThere will be a moment in All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt, the gorgeous, unconventional debut from Raven Jackson, when the film’s spell works. It may be in the first 15 minutes, lulled by Mississippi’s lush soundscape...

Sylvia Syms, prolific British actor, dies aged 89

Performer starred opposite Dirk Bogarde in Victim as well as playing the mother of Helen Mirren’s monarch in The QueenSylvia Syms, the versatile British actor who appeared in a string of films including Ice Cold in Alex, Expresso Bongo, The Tamarind Seed and The Queen, has died aged 89.According to a statement given to PA by her family, Syms “died peacefully”...

Jeremy Renner was injured by snowplough while trying to save nephew

Actor was attempting to stop six-tonne vehicle from hitting his relative after getting out without applying the emergency brakeJeremy Renner’s snowplough accident happened as he was attempting to save his nephew and was hit by the vehicle after failing to apply the emergency brake.According to an incident report from the Nevada sheriff’s office, obtained...

Jared Leto and Disney are going ahead with Tron 3. We have to ask: what’s the point?

The franchise’s last outing in 2010 was a dud, and the actor has Oscar pedigree when not preoccupied with his band. It’s all rather mysteriousSome Hollywood news reports just don’t add up. “Tom Cruise to star in Top Gun 3” – well yes, obviously. “James Cameron to keep making weirder and weirder Avatar sequels until he’s in his 90s” – yep, inevitably....

German critics pan Oscar-nominated All Quiet On the Western Front

Critics accuse film of straying too far from Erich-Maria Remarque’s much-loved 1928 anti-war novelWith nine Oscar nominations and a leading 14 nods for next month’s Bafta film awards, it could become the most decorated German film of all time. But in its country of origin, Edward Berger’s All Quiet On the Western Front has left critics distinctly unimpressed.The...

You People review – charmless Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner update

Jonah Hill, Eddie Murphy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus star in an unfunny Netflix comedy about an interracial relationshipIt’s only been a couple of months since Jonah Hill won over audiences with Stutz, his sharp and surprisingly stirring documentary about his therapist, Phil Stutz. The actor is back with another contribution to the Netflix canon, this one...

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