» 'I respond well to truth': Henry Cavill told he was too fat to play Bond
21/11/19 17:19 from Film | The Guardian
The Superman star has said that during an audition for Casino Royale, he was told he was looking ‘a little chubby’ Henry Cavill has revealed that he lost out on the role of James Bond because of his weight. In an interview with Men’s Hea...

» Mia Wasikowska on Judy & Punch and gendered violence: 'How do you break that cycle?'
21/11/19 17:00 from Film | The Guardian
The actor’s new film – a feminist take on the puppet show – is a dark revenge tale for the #MeToo age Mia Wasikowska is distracted. Her eyes flicker between me and the doorway at the boutique cinema where we meet in Sydney, as patrons bu...

» Into the Mirror review – conflicted coming-out story reflects badly
21/11/19 17:00 from Film | The Guardian
This film seems unable to decide whether it is a hallucinatory exploration of queer culture or a naturalistic rite-of-passage drama With her low-budget feature debut, British director Lois Stevenson gives us a tonally unsteady film: it’s...

» Star Wars: JJ Abrams responds to George Lucas's controversial 'white slavers' criticism of The Force Awakens
21/11/19 16:07 from The Independent - Films RSS Feed
Director says he has nothing but gratitude for Lucas

» Rules for screen sex scenes issued to British directors
21/11/19 16:07 from Film | The Guardian
96 guidelines aim to create ‘clear and shared expectations’ to protect actors on set British film and TV directors have been issued with guidelines on simulated sex scenes and nudity, with industry figures saying they will help the UK ca...

» A 50p cuppa and a £2m flat: how one London street captures the divisions of Brexit
21/11/19 15:22 from Film | The Guardian
Filmed over four years, The Street documents the ‘hyper-gentrification’ of Hoxton Street in east London, where locals depend on soup kitchens, £2m penthouses are for sale and you can wash down pie-and-mash with a craft beer The pie-and-m...

» I Lost My Body review – severed-hand animation is tenderly brilliant
21/11/19 15:00 from Film | The Guardian
The amputated appendage tries to find its beloved owner in Jérémy Clapin’s wonderful, tender movie, the most daring animation of 2019 There’s a scene midway through this French animation that, for my money, is the tenderest and most love...

» Clint Eastwood Atlanta bombing film criticised over 'sex-for-tips' reporter
21/11/19 13:53 from Film | The Guardian
Newspaper says portrayal of reporter in Richard Jewell film undermines confidence in media and law enforcement agencies Clint Eastwood ’s new film Richard Jewell has been criticised for its portrayal of one of the key journalists involve...

» Noah Hawley must boldly go back to Star Trek's origins
21/11/19 13:40 from Film | The Guardian
The Legion director is to write and direct the next film. It must be something that fans of the original TV shows, and of JJ Abrams, can embrace If hardcore Star Trek fans do not much like the current series of movies introduced by JJ Ab...

» Judy & Punch review – brutal and brilliantly bizarre #MeToo fairytale
21/11/19 13:00 from Film | The Guardian
Mirrah Foulkes’s 17th-century-set debut feature is a mouth-puckeringly tart treatise on mob mentality and male aggression With her feature debut, actor-turned-director Mirrah Foulkes gives us a brilliantly bizarre #MeToo fairytale, a rev...

» Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back line that could predict Rise of Skywalker ending
21/11/19 12:24 from The Independent - Films RSS Feed
Did Yoda reference Rey in George Lucas' original trilogy?

» What happened when a gay choir toured America's Bible belt
21/11/19 11:00 from Film | The Guardian
David Charles Rodrigues’ documentary, Gay Chorus Deep South, follows the group through a region fully entrenched in Trumpism The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus has always been profoundly political. Founded in 1978, the 300-strong group, ...

» La Belle Époque review – overegged French time-travel comedy
21/11/19 11:00 from Film | The Guardian
Daniel Auteuil is a man disillusioned with life and marriage who gets a chance to go back in time in this Charlie Kaufman-lite saccharine comedy-drama Here is a madly overegged, over-sugared pudding of a film by the French writer-directo...

» 21 Bridges review: Handles themes of police violence with the delicacy of a monster truck
21/11/19 10:37 from The Independent - Films RSS Feed
The problem with the film is that it wants to take a stance, but seems entirely unsure what that stance should be

» 21 Bridges review: Handles themes of police violence with the delicacy of a monster truck
21/11/19 10:37 from The Independent - Films RSS Feed
The problem with the film is that it wants to take a stance, but seems entirely unsure what that stance should be

» Harriet review: A flashy, formulaic biopic of one of America's great heroes
21/11/19 10:35 from The Independent - Films RSS Feed
The film would have felt more at home if it had been released in the Nineties, when Gregory Allen Howard wrote the first version of the script

» Harriet review: A flashy, formulaic biopic of one of America's great heroes
21/11/19 10:35 from The Independent - Films RSS Feed
The film would have felt more at home if it had been released in the Nineties, when Gregory Allen Howard wrote the first version of the script

» Crazy Rich Asians director denies claims he told actor she wasn't 'Asian enough' to audition
21/11/19 10:04 from The Independent - Films RSS Feed
Jon M Chu said he feels "horrible" about Brenda Song's reaction

» The Banker: Apple cancels premiere of its first major film amid sexual abuse claims
21/11/19 09:32 from The Independent - Films RSS Feed
Samuel L Jackson movie thrown into doubt after the son of the real-life protagonist was accused of molesting his sisters

» Heimat Is a Space in Time review – epic journey into Germany's dark past
21/11/19 08:00 from Film | The Guardian
Thomas Heise’s four-hour documentary draws on the journals of his own family to construct a powerful, agonising history The 63-year-old German film-maker and dramatist Thomas Heise has created what may possibly come to be seen as his mas...

» Queen & Slim review – stylish lovers on the run drama is hit and miss
21/11/19 07:15 from Film | The Guardian
A first date goes horribly wrong in a visually arresting romance, starring a charismatic Daniel Kaluuya, that can’t quite make it to the finish line There’s something seductively potent about the slick yet artful packaging of Queen &...

» Last Christmas may be the worst film of the year – so why is it box-office gold?
21/11/19 07:00 from Film | The Guardian
Written by Emma Thompson, directed by Paul Feig of Bridesmaids, soundtracked by George Michael – and panned by critics. Why are audiences flocking to see it? Last Christmas, this year’s festive schlockfest, is bad. Oh, it’s bad. It looke...

» Ian McKellen's auspicious debut – archive, 21 November 1985
21/11/19 05:30 from Film | The Guardian
21 November 1985: It all began with a film that never was, but paid enough to allow him to get more and more involved in the theatre As one of Britain’s most versatile, as well as most celebrated actors, Ian McKellen has kept an unexpect...

» Robert De Niro v Trump: a complete history of a (mainly one-sided) beef
20/11/19 21:29 from Film | The Guardian
The actor has predicted the president might start a war to get a third term. It’s far from the first time De Niro has made his views clear Robert De Niro has a dire prediction about the presidency of Donald Trump. Were the president elec...

» Scarface: Robert de Niro almost starred in iconic mob film instead of Al Pacino
20/11/19 18:43 from The Independent - Films RSS Feed
Both men play in Scorsese's The Irishman

» Permission review – female footballer pays penalty in Iran
20/11/19 18:00 from Film | The Guardian
The husband of a woman due to play a match abroad refuses her permission to travel in a fictionalised version of a true story Permission is a handmaid’s tale taken straight from the headlines. In 2015, Niloufar Ardalan was captain of the...

» Joker sequel 'on the way' as director Todd Phillips 'poised to earn $100m'
20/11/19 17:05 from The Independent - Films RSS Feed
Film is a top contender in the Oscars race

» Requiem for a Dream wins Twitter debate about great movies people never want to see again
20/11/19 16:31 from The Independent - Films RSS Feed
Jared Leto stars as one of four people struggling with addiction

» Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Phillips 'likely to reteam' for Joker sequel
20/11/19 16:19 from Film | The Guardian
Reports suggest director set to make followup to box office hit Last weekend, Joker – Todd Phillips’s origins story about Batman’s nemesis – passed $1bn at the global box office, having already beaten Deadpool to become the highest-gross...

» Greener Grass review – weird, deadpan satire of sunny suburbia
20/11/19 16:00 from Film | The Guardian
A soccer mom casually gives away her baby to an admiring neighbour in a comedy with echoes of The Stepford Wives Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe are LA comedy actors and veterans of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre improv group who ar...

» Cattle Hill review – udderly bewildering rock'n'roll cows
20/11/19 16:00 from Film | The Guardian
A heifer with dreams of stardom turns to her retired rock star dad for advice in this strange, candy-coloured family animation If you see just one Norwegian animated film featuring a bull being treated for BSE with electroshock therapy, ...

» 'No one will know the difference': studio wanted Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman
20/11/19 12:39 from Film | The Guardian
The screenwriter of new biopic Harriet, starring Cynthia Erivo, has revealed an executive proposed Roberts to play the slave turned abolitionist The producer of a new biopic of the celebrated abolitionist Harriet Tubman has said that Jul...

» Here for Life review – odd odyssey through the city streets
20/11/19 12:30 from Film | The Guardian
Part documentary, part drama, this uncompromising film blurs the boundaries between fake and real, truth and fiction Produced by Artangel, the arts-patronage outfit that has backed a wide range of visual artists and avant-garde filmmaker...

» Here for Life review – Artangel's odd odyssey through the city streets
20/11/19 12:30 from Film | The Guardian
Part documentary, part drama, this uncompromising film blurs the boundaries between fake and real, truth and fiction Produced by Artangel, the arts-patronage outfit that has backed a wide range of visual artists and avant-garde filmmaker...

» At the Entrenched Met Museum, the New Director Shakes Things Up
20/11/19 11:45 from NYT > Arts
One year into the job, Max Hollein shows that art shouldn’t be seen solely through a Western lens.

» Bjork review, O2 Arena: Icelandic artist breathes rich, slippery life into London's most barren concert space
20/11/19 11:24 from The Independent - Arts & Entertainment RSS Feed
Fertile imagery conjures the virtual hyperreality of orchids, galaxies, bacteria, faces, forests, fungi and foetuses. It is the most immersive and intoxicating visual experience I have experienced in such an inorganic space

» Timothée Chalamet to make West End debut in 4000 Miles – how to get tickets
20/11/19 10:59 from The Independent - Films RSS Feed
Play was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Drama

» Jorja Smith to play Shelter Christmas concert at Union Chapel in London
20/11/19 10:58 from The Independent - Arts & Entertainment RSS Feed
All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the charity to fight homelessness

» Stormzy cried after his Glastonbury set because he thought he'd 'absolutely blown it'
20/11/19 10:51 from The Independent - Arts & Entertainment RSS Feed
Grime artist said his in-ear monitors were not working during his historic performance

» Banks Required to Assess Environmental, Social Goals in Vietnam
20/11/19 10:31 from Arts & Entertainment - Voice of America
Vietnamese banks are now considering the environmental and social impact of their lending decisions, in addition to traditional credit risk factors

» ‘OK Boomer’: Trying to Trademark a Meme
20/11/19 10:23 from NYT > Arts
At least five trademark applications are pending for the retort, according to a database for the federal patent office, including one by Fox Media, which hopes to use it for a possible television series.

» Rupert Grint says there was always 'a little bit of a spark' between Emma Watson and Tom Felton on Harry Potter set
20/11/19 10:14 from The Independent - Films RSS Feed
Actor has weighed in on romance rumours between the pair

» Grammy nominations 2020: When is the announcement and how can I watch live?
20/11/19 10:12 from The Independent - Arts & Entertainment RSS Feed
Music fans will get to find out who will be competing for awards including Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist

» Henry Cavill says he was called 'chubby' by director during topless James Bond audition
20/11/19 10:09 from The Independent - Films RSS Feed
Superman actor also argued that it was helpful in the long run

» Pope Arrives in Thailand to Encourage Catholic Minority
20/11/19 10:08 from Arts & Entertainment - Voice of America
Pope Francis has arrived in Thailand to encourage members of a minority Catholic community in a Buddhist nation

» Building David Byrne’s ‘Utopia,’ One Gray Suit at a Time
20/11/19 10:00 from NYT > Arts
Bare feet, bare stage, roving musicians — and yes, those suits. Here’s what goes into every performance of the stylish Broadway concert “American Utopia.”

» What If Porn Had No Pictures?
20/11/19 10:00 from NYT > Arts
Female-run businesses want to bring audio pornography to the imaginative, ethically conscious masses.

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