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From the archive, 27 June 1967: The cinema according to François Truffaut

Peter Lennon meets François Truffaut, one of the founding fathers of French new wave cinema, on the set of his new film<p>By now the main points of François Truffaut's career are fairly generally known: he was the pugnacious young critic on "Arts" and the "Cahiers du Cinéma" who helped to lead the …

Cahiers Du Cinema and Sight & Sound’s Top 10 Movies of 2013

It’s that time of year again! The Best of 2013 lists are slowly starting to come out of the woodwork, and getting a head start on the proceedings …

Moon Man – review

Der Mondmann, or Moon Man, is a quirky new children's animation from Germany, now redubbed into English, based on the 1967 picture book by the French illustrator Tomi Ungerer. The movie has an oddball charm and innocence; it is like a footnote to Spielberg's ET, and looks to me a little like Astrid …

2014 in film preview: Oscar essentials

Continuing our look ahead to the big releases of 2014, we preview the 10 awards contenders released in the UK in the crucial first two months of the year<p>• 2014 preview: sci-fi • 2014 preview: comedies • 2014 preview: drama • 2014 preview: romance<p>12 Years a Slave<p>When Steve McQueen's unflinching, …

Nicole Kidman: 'I try never to be governed by fear'

In Kidman's latest film, The Railway Man, she plays Patti Lomax, the wife of a former prisoner of war who suffered terrible torture building the Burma railway. Here, Kidman and the real-life Patti talk about the relationship they forged<p>"Some time the hating has to stop." So concludes the memoir The …

Nymphomaniac: 'Contains sex in abundance, but is often rigorously unsexy' - video review

Xan Brooks stumbles out of Lars von Trier's four-hour explicit sex drama feeling bruised, haunted and ready to see it all again. Nymphomaniac, which has its premiere in Copenhagen on Christmas day, stars Charlotte Gainsbourg and newcomer Stacy Martin as Joe, a woman recounting her struggle with sex …

2014 in film preview: romance

Continuing our 10-part preview, we're donning the rose-tinted specs to gaze into the crystal ball and predict the big romances of next year<p>• 2014 movie preview: comedy • 2014 movie preview: sci-fi • 2014 movie preview: drama • 2014 movie preview: Oscar essentials<p>Next week stay tuned for five more …

The 13 Best Movie Posters Of 2013

While we've been talking a lot about the best and worst movies of the year, we haven't discussed the ads used to promote them.<p>Millions of dollars are spent on ad campaigns to get us into theater seats. While most posters are forgettable, here are the ones that went above and beyond to break the …

Ben Affleck in first image from David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'

With Oscar nominating ballots out to Academy members and the deluge of top-10 lists perhaps on the downward slope, there's no time like now to start thinking about potential awards movies for next year. Which may be why on Friday<p>20th Century Foxposted to its Twitter account the first official image …

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Screening of 'Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer" doc canceled in Moscow

Just days after the release of two band members from Russian prisons, the political activists known collectively as Pussy Riot continue to make headlines and spark controversy.<p>A screening of a documentary on the group, "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer," had been scheduled for Sunday in Moscow with the …

Human Rights

Audrey Totter obituary

Stylish and versatile film-noir actor best known for her role in Lady in the Lake<p>I was kissed by Audrey Totter. At least, I share that experience with anybody who has seen Lady in the Lake (1947), when Totter plants her lips on the subjective camera, the surrogate for Robert Montgomery as Philip …

Film themes of 2013: all kinds of trouble

<b>Charlie Brooker:</b> With so many horrific stories around this year, it's no wonder we were sidetracked by baking and selfies. And between government surveillance and 'bongo bongo land' many of us were tempted to give up on politics for good<p>Published: 30 Dec 2013<p>Published: 30 Dec 2013<p><b>Steven Poole</b> …

2014 in film preview: thrillers

Monuments Men<p>George Clooney gets the gang (Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray) back together for the greatest of capers – protecting works of art from the Nazis. Based loosely on Robert Edsel's book about the real life Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives programme, the trailer suggests the …

The Wolf of Wall Street criticised for 'glorifying psychopathic behaviour'

Christina McDowell, daughter of a business associate of Jordan Belfort, accuses Martin Scorsese of glamorising financial fraud<p>• The Wolf of Wall Street - first look review • News: Scorsese heckled at Academy screening<p>The daughter of a man linked to the discredited financial schemes depicted in …

2014's Most Anticipated Movie Adaptations

With so many book-inspired films headed our way in 2014, we lit lovers can’t help but resolve to go to the movies. Sure, the next chapters in “The …

Zhang Yimou could be fined for breaching China's one-child policy

House of Flying Daggers director says he and his wife are willing to publicly apologise for having three children<p>• News: Zhang Yimou sued for breaking China's one-child policy<p>Chinese film-maker Zhang Yimou will face a fine of more than 7m yuan (more than £730,000) for breaching his country's …

First Look: Christian Bale as Moses in Ridley Scott's 'Exodus' – /Film

<b>Update From Editor Peter Sciretta:</b> Entertainment Weekly has released a new photo of Christian Bale as Moses in Ridley Scott’s Exodus. Hit the jump to …