Film (UK)

Benedict Cumberbatch ‘lands bumper £7.5m deal’ to star in Doctor Strange 2 – but this is bad news for Sherlock fans

Benedict Cumberbatch’s standout role in Infinity War has ensured his second solo outing as Doctor Strange is a blockbuster affair (at the bank).<p>The …

Marvel Universe

Idris Elba: ‘My ambition is boundless’

I could still be working at Ford and dreaming about having a life like this<p>Prince Harry’s a friend of mine – he’s a neighbourhood lad<p>Idris Elba is currently in the grip of a midlife crisis – “really and truly,” he insists – but it is also somehow the most Idris Elba kind of midlife crisis. No …

Entertainment (UK)

The Equalizer 2 review – B-movie silliness mars Denzel Washington’s returning vigilante

Reuniting for the fourth time with director Antoine Fuqua (<i>Training Day</i><i>,</i> <i>The Equalizer</i><i>,</i> <i>The Magnificent Seven</i>), Denzel Washington reprises his role as Robert McCall, former CIA agent and avid reader gone rogue in pursuit of justice. This time, he’s moonlighting as a Lyft driver, and saving little …

B-movie

The Festival review – pitch perfect

Exams, virginity loss, lads’ holidays and gap years; British writer-director Iain Morris has spent the last 10 years taking the piss out of teenage rites of passage, humiliating four dweeby sixth-formers better known as <i>The Inbetweeners</i> in the process. Morris’s hit sitcom spawned two spinoff films …

Entertainment (UK)

Kevin Spacey's Billionaire Boys Club earns just $126 at box office on opening day

Kevin Spacey's latest film <i>Billionaire Boys Club</i> has opened to low numbers at the US box office, taking just $126 on its opening day.<p>The crime drama, …

Box Office

Idris Elba said he doesn't want to be a 'token black James Bond' if cast as 007

BOOKIES’ favourite Idris Elba has said he does not want to be a “token black” Bond.<p>The actor, 45, is heavily tipped to land the role when Daniel …

Celebrity (UK)

The Eyes of Orson Welles review – devoted documentary on director as artist

Mark Cousins’s charming essay film is named <i>The Eyes of Orson Welles</i>, though a more fitting title might be <i>Dear Orson Welles</i>. A series of fawning love letters from Cousins to the actor-director delivered in five chapters, it explores Welles’s life, loves, philosophies and films through his hundreds …

Entertainment (UK)

The week in TV: Jamie Cooks Italy; Mama’s Angel; Disenchantment and more

<b>Jamie Cooks Italy</b> (C4) | All 4<b><br>Mama’s Angel</b> (C4) | All 4<b><br>Disenchantment</b> (Netflix)<b><br>The Handmaid’s Tale</b> (C4) | All 4<b><br>Mark Kermode’s Secrets of Cinema</b> (BBC4) | iPlayer<p>We are down among what he insists on calling the “ore-inspiring” Aeolian Islands, swimming in heat haze and pine nuts and golden oils and …

Entertainment (UK)

Buy cinema tickets for Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon | BFI Southbank

Big screen classics<p>Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon<p>Derek Jacobi and Daniel Craig deliver terrific performances as the famous …

Francis Bacon

Buy PRE-ORDER Tom Jones (Blu-ray) - Shop

Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Director (Tony Richardson), Best Adapted Screenplay (John Osborne) and Best Picture, this raucous and …

Entertainment (UK)

Christopher Robin review – midlife-crisis drama or children’s film?

“I’m not a hero, Pooh. I’m lost,” says an adult Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) to his beloved bear. Based on AA Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books, a sepia-tinted opening credits sequence reimagines Christopher as a grownup in postwar London, hand-inked illustrations detailing his journey from …

Entertainment (UK)

The Guardians review - Nathalie Baye stars in lyrical wartime drama

French director Xavier Beauvois’ spare, painterly first world war drama follows Hortense (Nathalie Baye), a stoic female farmer who protects the land, and her family’s reputation, while her boys fight on the front. There are two special moments in the film. The first sees the protagonist, a young, …

Entertainment (UK)

The Happytime Murders: is the world ready for an x-rated Muppets?

Puppets are very ancient entertainers," Orson Welles once said. "They don't just go back to the crib - they go back to the cave." He made this pronouncement on the only episode of his abandoned 1979 talk show, while the great filmmaker's guests looked on with fixed grins, like anxious kidnappees. …

Entertainment (UK)

Why Jackie Kennedy Allegedly Disapproved of JFK Jr.'s Relationship with Madonna

On July 16, 1999, John Jr., Bessette, and her sister Lauren were killed in a plane crash on their way to Martha’s Vineyard. John was piloting the …

Warren Beatty

Guardians of the Galaxy star slams Disney over 'refusing' to rehire James Gunn

<i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> actor Dave Bautista has been the most vocal and high-profile critic of The Walt Disney Company over their firing of writer …

Celebrity News

At last, an Oscar for popular film. Because who needs another The Shape Of Water? | Hadley Freeman

When I was a kid, my parents had an amazingly impressive collection of video cassettes, from Bing Crosby’s White Christmas to Shoah (nothing like a nine-hour Holocaust documentary to make these cosy nights in go with a swing). But my favourite tape was The 65th Anniversary Of The Academy Awards: …

Entertainment (UK)

Liam Neeson's bizarre new movie Hard Powder inspires some pretty epic trolling from Simpsons fans

Set for release next February, Liam Neeson's <i>Hard Powder</i> has been battered by an avalanche (see what we did there?) of online sarcasm due to its …

Entertainment (UK)

10 great New York films about female friendship

The Women is back in cinemas from 17 August 2018<p>Back in cinemas nearly 80 years after its first release, George Cukor’s star-studded, all-female, …

Entertainment (UK)

Watch Animal Farm - BFI Player

Rent for £4.50<p>Early Man<p>Animation & Artists Moving Image 2018 89 mins Director: Nick Park<p>In Aardman’s latest animated adventure, Caveman Dug and his …

Entertainment (UK)

The Dodge Brothers "Drive Train" CD

£10.00<p>The Dodge Brothers "Drive Train" CD (2018)<p>**PRE ORDER YOUR COPY NOW AND GET IT BEFORE OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE**<p>(release date: 24 Sept 2018)<p>Oh …

Entertainment (UK)

The Peterloo massacre and history lessons that echo through the ages | Letters

All credit to Mike Leigh who, in his new film, has turned his great talent to honouring those butchered in the Peterloo massacre of 1819 for peacefully gathering to demand extension of the suffrage and an end to the brutal denial of workers’ rights during that terrible age of repression following …

19th Century

Several ‘major’ Slender Man scenes removed ahead of its release to ‘avoid being disrespectful’

Ahead of its UK release next week, Slender Man has been dubbed an ‘incomplete’ film by some critics after several violent scenes had to be cut.<p>It is …

Entertainment (UK)

Emma Thompson reveals Nanny McPhee 3 has been cancelled after second film was 'a massive flop'

DAME Emma Thompson has confirmed that there won't be a Nanny McPhee 3 after the previous movie failed to make enough at the box office.<p>The …

Celebrity (UK)

Cold War

Film Festivals

‘We’re still fighting that same fight’: how Spike Lee got his groove back with BlacKkKlansman

Spike Lee had mellowed somewhat. Not that the motormouth director with a socially provocative back catalogue had traded his sneakers for slippers, but in February 2015, having just released vampire romance Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, he was making a documentary about Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall …

HBCUs

Buy cinema tickets for The Godfather: Part II | BFI Southbank

The Godfather: Part II<p>The next chapter in Coppola’s crime trilogy is another cinematic gem.<p>USA 1974<br>Dir Francis Ford Coppola<br>With Al Pacino, Robert De …

Entertainment (UK)

ROAR! - Dragon and Dinosaur goodies

Win a fantastic dragon and dinosaur experience from The BFI and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre — a perfect summer treat for the whole family!<p>Prize …

Entertainment (UK)

Everyone who stayed dead in the MCU

It's often said that no-one really dies in comic books. That's why fans call the demise – and subsequent return – of a long-running character "a …

Comic Books

British gangster classic Sexy Beast to be adapted for TV series

Sexy Beast, Jonathan Glazer’s stylish and bellicose 2000 gangster film, is being adapted for a prequel TV series by one of the writers of The Sopranos.<p>Deadline reports that Michael Caleo, who was part of David Chase’s writing team on the HBO series, will create the show. It will tell the origin …

Ben Kingsley

Ryan Reynolds broke this X-Men prop on the set of Deadpool 2

Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool is nothing but trouble – that's part of his charm. But we didn't think he would be, y'know, break-a-historical-prop …

Ryan Reynolds