Film (UK)

Robbie Collin on Zack Snyder, the director who turned superheroes into gods

If you’ve ever wondered what the current superhero movie boom owes to Adolf Hitler, today at last your questions will be answered. That’s the aim, at least, of this first episode of Robbie Collin On..., a new series of video essays on film that I’m making for the Telegraph.<p>The idea is to get under …

Batman

Deep End

Subscribe to watch<p>Drama 1984 145 mins Director: Wim Wenders<p>The late, great Harry Dean Stanton's finest role came as the near-mute Travis, on a …

David O. Russell

Buy cinema tickets for TV: Deadline + Whistle and I’ll Come to You | BFI Southbank

TV: Deadline + Whistle and I’ll Come to You<p>An ageing Fleet Street journalist gets himself into hot water, plus an MR James ghost story that will make …

John Hurt

Close Up: Andrey Zvyagintsev | BFI Southbank

Join now for priority booking and ticket discounts.<p>If you’re aged 16 to 25, head down to BFI Southbank and grab on the door tickets for just £3.<p>Get …

Buy cinema tickets for Waris Hussein in Conversation with Samira Ahmed | BFI Southbank

Waris Hussein<p>Waris Hussein in Conversation with Samira Ahmed<p>Hear from the man who’s worked with Anthony Hopkins, Ian McKellen, Shirley MacLaine and …

Buy cinema tickets for Funday Preview: Early Man + Q&A with director Nick Park | BFI Southbank

Funday Preview: Early Man + Q&A with director Nick Park<p>Don’t miss Aardman’s latest comedy caper, full of cave men, ancient creatures and …

British Humour

10 great films set in the prehistoric era

Early Man, backed with National Lottery funding via the BFI Film Fund, is in cinemas from 26 January 2018<p>If you’re looking for anthropologically …

Terrence Malick

British Film Critic Mark Kermode Sets Up TV Doc Series With The BBC

Mark Kermode, one of the leading film critics in the UK, is heading to television with a five-part documentary series looking at some of the most …

TV

Coco review: Pixar makes sense of bereavement with a hopeful, healing celebration of life

<b>Dir: Lee Unkrich; Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía (voices). PG cert, 105 mins</b><p>Pixar has never been a studio to shy from a challenge, but with the release of Inside Out three years ago, it felt like the CG animation …

Walt Disney Company

Actor Peter Wyngarde, star of Department S, dies aged 90

‘Unique, original and creative’ actor also appeared in Flash Gordon and Doctor Who<p>The actor Peter Wyngarde has died at the age of 90, his agent has confirmed.<p>The actor was best known for his role as the sleuth Jason King in Department S and its spin-off.<p>A heartthrob in his day, he also enjoyed …

Culture

In memory of Peter Wyngarde, debonair star behind Jason King

Peter Wyngarde, who has died at the presumed age of 90, took the role of Jason King in the ITV series Department S (1969-70) because he relished its …

Movies

Buy cinema tickets for Shaun The Sheep Movie | BFI Southbank

Shaun The Sheep Movie<p>The animals of Mossy Bottom Farm must travel to the big city to save the farmer.<p>UK 2015<br>Dirs Mark Burton, Richard Starzak<br>With the …

Animation

Buy cinema tickets for Animal Farm + intro | BFI Southbank

Animal Farm<p>+ intro by Vivien Halas, daughter of Halas and Batchelor<p>In this groundbreaking animated feature it soon becomes clear that the pigs aren’t …

George Orwell

British films at Sundance 2018

The first of the new year’s major international film festivals, Sundance gets under way this week amid the usual frigid temperatures. Strong as ever …

Aubrey Plaza

Embrace of the Serpent

Rent for £3.50<p>Action and Adventure 2004 137 mins Director: Quentin Tarantino<p>The conclusion of Tarantino's kung fu epic follows the Bride's (Uma …

Artists

The strangeness in the land: 40 years of Red Shift, the BBC’s classic Play for Today

1978 was a successful year for the BBC single-drama strand Play for Today. The slot featured a number of groundbreaking plays, including David Hare’s …

Most Beautiful Island

Rent for £4.50<p>Thriller 2016 109 mins Director: Juan Carlos Medina<p>Bill Nighy plays the arch detective investigating a series of grisly murders around …

Kathryn Bigelow

Buy cinema tickets for TV: The Day of the Doctor | BFI Southbank

John Hurt<p>TV: The Day of the Doctor<p>This Doctor Who special, celebrating the show’s 50th anniversary, is unmissable on the big screen.<p>BBC 2013<br>Dir Nick …

John Hurt

Donald Trump Will Soil You. Ask Lindsey Graham

One day it’s all sun and sycophantic fun on one of the president’s fancy golf courses, where you’re telling yourself that to marvel at his putts and swoon over his swing are small prices for influence and will pay off in the end.<p>The next you’re in the middle of a surreal feud among your fellow …

Opinion

Keira Knightley on ‘Colette,’ Pushing for Social Change, and if She’ll Ever Direct

Keira Knightley speaks her mind.<p>While most movie stars frequently offer up anodyne responses to reporters’ inquiries and deploy an army of publicists …

Feminism

The Touch Review

Author: Euan FranklinAnyone experienced with Bergman’s better-known films associate him with death, mortality, and the irrelevance of religion. In …

Roger Ebert

EARLY MAN - World Premiere Highlights with Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams

Eddie Redmayne

Shooting the message #26: Raw London

“People who work here give a shit.”<p>Ryan Wilkins makes this assertion gently, but confidently, about the 11 young men and women staffing Raw London, …

Marie Curie

Pastor denounces Donald Trump, with Mike Pence in the congregation

The pastor at the church the vice-president attended in Maryland on Sunday said using the word ‘shithole’ was ‘dehumanizing’ and ‘ugly’<p>A Maryland pastor denounced President Donald Trump’s alleged vulgar description of African nations from the pulpit on Sunday – while Vice-President Mike Pence was …

Donald Trump

Someone is lying about that 'shithole' meeting. And I think I know who.

<b>(CNN) —</b> Five days ago, President Donald Trump and a handful of congressional leaders got together to hash out the particulars of a bipartisan immigration deal. The meeting blew up. The deal was nixed. And Trump said something very, very intolerant/tough -- depending on who you believe -- about …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s Racism: The Definitive List

The media uses euphemisms when describing Trump’s comments about race. Here’s the truth: Donald Trump is a racist.

Opinion

Donald Trump is making America's deficits great again

Republican tax cut will widen the trade and current-account deficits, the opposite of what was promised<p>US President Donald Trump and congressional Republican allies have succeeded in passing their big tax legislation. While it lacks many of the desirable attributes of true tax reform, it amounts to …

Economics

Nick Park’s seven animation heroes

Early Man, backed with National Lottery funding via the BFI Film Fund, is in cinemas from 26 January 2018<p>From Fantasia (1940) to The Flintstones, …

Animation

Hawaii congresswoman says false alarm shows Trump's failure on North Korea

State takes blame for Saturday’s false missile strike alert, says Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, but it reveals underlying flaws in Trump’s dealings with nuclear regime<p>The false alarm about a ballistic missile strike that terrified Hawaii on Saturday showed Donald Trump’s policy on North Korea is wrong, a …

North Korea

'I am not a racist,' Trump says, after backlash over 'shithole' nations remark

‘I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed’, president says, denying making the statements attributed to him<p>Donald Trump defended himself on Sunday in the wake of recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations, declaring “I am not a racist”, as two Republican senators …

Donald Trump