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Quentin Tarantino ‘couldn’t care less’ about racial criticism of ‘Django Unchained’

2012 film has been criticised for its depiction of slavery and race<p>Director Quentin Tarantino has commented on criticism of the racial elements of …

What to watch: TIFF edition

From star-studded Hollywood mysteries to micro-budget Hungarian dramas, TIFF continues to cater to a cornucopia of cinephiles. With this year’s slate featuring a titanic 289 features, the Toronto giant will undoubtedly continue to serve as a choice awards season launchpad (see: <i>Precious, Slumdog</i> …

Niece of Kray wife 'mortified' by new Tom Hardy-starring biopic

The niece of Reggie Kray’s late wife Frances Shea has spoken out against new film Legend for failing to provide an authentic view of her aunt’s life.<p>And next year's Oscar for looking like the person you play in the biopic goes to …<p>Read more<p>Shea, also called Frances, was recently shown the film at a …

The 7 most damning details from The Hollywood Reporter’s “Fantastic Four” expose: “Nobody should escape scrutiny on this one”

Director Josh Trank tweeted that he had a “fantastic version” of the film a year ago. That seems hard to believe<p>After “Fantastic Four” was panned by critics — with Vox memorably dubbing it an “unmitigated garbage fire” — director Josh Trank attempted to defend himself, writing in a now-deleted …

The radical “Jurassic World” we didn’t get to see: When “starting from scratch” means “starting from white”

<b>Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson in "Jurassic World" (Universal Pictures)</b><p>Before the blockbuster was rewritten, the main characters were Chinese. What if that didn’t change?<p>Imran Siddiquee<p>August 4, 2015 2:13am (UTC)<p>Universal Studios recently announced a release date for the inevitable "Jurassic World" …

The real-life documentary based on gang film The Warriors

Remember the New York gangs that overrun the city’s moonlit streets in Walter Hill’s 1979 cult classic <i>The Warriors</i>? Meet the real-life ‘Warriors’ in <i>R</i><i>ubble Kings.</i> The new documentary from Shan Nicholson (and produced by Jim Carrey) charts the untold story of the real-life ‘Warriors’. Made over seven …

Road to audition: Tom Hanks letter begging to be 'discovered' unearthed

High school student Hanks admits he is ‘not built like a Greek God’ but says he hopes to one day call Robert Redford ‘Bob’ in 1974 letter to George Roy Hill<p>A 1974 letter from a pre-fame, teenage Tom Hanks asking the Oscar-winning director of The Sting, George Roy Hill, to “discover” him has been …

A Filmmaker Convinced Everyone That A Migrant Instagrammed Himself Sneaking Into Spain

It turns out the viral Instagram account was all the creation of a Spanish filmmaker.<p>Peña told <i>El País</i> that he could have taken the stunt further, but decided not to.<p>View this post on Facebook

'Fantastic Four' Cast Handles Offensive Interview Like Pros

Why are these questions being asked in the first place?<p>While making press rounds for their upcoming film "Fantastic Four," Michael B. Jordan and Kate Mara fielded a series of cringeworthy questions on the "Rock 100.5 Morning Show" in Atlanta on Thursday.<p>Host Jason Bailey first asked what he claimed …

Mission impenetrable: are Hollywood blockbusters losing the plot?

Action and adventure,Film,Science fiction and fantasy,Culture,Avengers: Age of Ultron,Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation<p>From Fast & Furious to the Avengers, Terminator and Jurassic World, the trend for ridiculously over-complicated storylining is out of control this year. Is it time for a …

New ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ Rumor Names The Film’s Robin

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock all this time, you know all too well that Zack Snyder’s interpretation of the Batman character in <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> trailer from San Diego Comic-Con featured a rather telling cameo by his famous sidekick. Well, at least Robin’s suit — or what …

Dark Knight Returns

Spectre trailer: watch the first full-length trailer for the new James Bond film

Daniel Craig is back in black <i>and</i> white tie, Lea Seydoux showcases ski-wear, there’s a car that can do 0-60mph in three seconds – and Christoph Waltz bills himself as ‘the author of all your pain’<p>Related: Spectre trailer: 007 things we learned about the new James Bond movie<p>We’ve had the teaser …

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Eden: 'There was no film that took club culture seriously'

Mia Hansen-Løve’s nightlife drama celebrates the euphoria of dance music but doesn’t shy away from showing what happens when the party’s over<p>The central scene in Mia Hansen-Løve’s Eden doesn’t last very long. It takes place during a heady party in the home of Thomas Bangalter’s parents. We are in …

Watch Tig Notaro Talk About Going Viral in a New Clip From Her Netflix Documentary

When Tig Notaro stepped onstage at Largo, a Los Angeles comedy club, in 2012, she had no idea she was about to launch her career to new heights. She …

Comedy

Ant-Man review – really, really small superhero slips between the cracks | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week

The real superpower of Marvel Studios’ incredible shrinking insect is simply the hilarity of his size<p>Marvel Studios’ reasonably amusing new adventure is about an unusual underdog in its corporate canon – or rather under-ant, or just ant. The title of “superhero” may not exactly apply to Ant-Man; …

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Amazon announces original Spike Lee film

On Amazon Prime Day, Amazon signed on a prime-time director.<p>Amazon Original Movies, a new initiative announced in January, will kick off its slate with Spike Lee's <i>Chi-Raq</i>. Written by Lee and Kevin Willmott, the drama focuses on violence in inner-city Chicago. No release date has been …

Parker Posey: when Woody Allen cast me I burst into tears

Parker Posey, named Queen of the Indies in 1997 by Time Magazine, excels at playing quirky, strong-willed characters, so it was only a matter of time before she collaborated with Woody Allen, a writer/director known for creating distinctive female characters.<p>The actor stars in Allen’s dark new …

5 fun facts about ‘Back to the Future’ 30 years later

TORONTO — It’s been 30 years since <i>Back to the Future</i>, starring Canada’s Michael J. Fox, opened in cinemas.<p>The 1985 film about a time traveling …

Arnold Schwarzenegger fought with James Cameron over one deleted scene in 'Terminator 2'

Rather than imitating the original, it pushed this world forward and turned Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) from terrifying villain to heroic savior.<p>But making something this good isn't always a smooth ride. "Terminator 2" had to go through multiple changes before ruling the box office in 1991. …

It's twenty years since Hugh Grant was arrested with a sex worker

In 1995, the British actor was arrested in Los Angeles with a sex worker, Divine Brown, for their ‘lewd conduct’ in a public place<p>Staring sheepishly down the camera lens with his shoulders hunched, Hugh Grant looked awkward to say the least. But then this was not a typical photocall. Instead, Grant …

Crime

Johnny Depp's wife Amber Heard says couple will boycott Australia

Amber Heard accuses Barnaby Joyce, an Australian government minister, of attention-seeking after he threatened to kill their dogs for breaching quarantine laws<p>Amber Heard, the actress and wife of Johnny Depp, has said she and her husband will boycott Australia after a government minister threatened …

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Want a part in Adam Sandler's new movie? Wear a push-up bra

If it weren't embarrassing enough for any actor to appear in an Adam Sandler movie, it turns out that the road to starring in one is also beset with humiliations.<p>The actress Rose McGowan was recently asked to audition for a part in one of the comedian's upcoming films, and claims she received the …

The Decline of the American Actor

Why the under-40 generation of leading men in the U.S. is struggling—and what to do about it<p>Is it time for American actors to take a hard look in the mirror? Earlier this year Michael Douglas mused darkly to a magazine interviewer, “I think we have a little crisis going on amongst our young actors …

Amy Winehouse's Dad Calls Me Out On My Review of The 'Amy' Documentary

In the 1985 not-so-classic film, <i>Perfect</i>, John Travolta plays a reporter whose editor advises him to “forget she has a mother” when he sits down to write a piece on a Slimnastics (?!?!?) teacher played by Jamie Lee Curtis.<p>Though the film is imminently forgettable, that line has always stuck with me …

Is Jurassic World sexist? Assessing the film's key females of the species

It may pass the Bechdel test on account of the gender of its raptors, who growl to one another about something other than guys, but do the charges of sexism levelled at early clips hold up for the whole movie?<p>The reviews are in for Jurassic World, and they’re good. But when footage was first …

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