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Wednesday, 04 Oct 2017

At the dawn of his career, Tom Petty popped up in FM, a 1978 film satire of rock & roll radio. It was the start of a long affair with film and video for Petty, one that saw him take roles both meaty...

Sunday, 01 Oct 2017

Ryan Gosling and Jay-Z teamed up for a Saturday Night Live promo ahead of the show’s season 43 premiere on Saturday, September 30 — and the result was hilariously awkward. Wearing a black leather jacket...

Saturday, 16 Sep 2017

It’s no surprise that Paul Schrader, a filmmaker associated with such dark classics as “Taxi Driver” and “American Gigolo,” has a pessimistic streak. But it’s still bracing to hear him argue...

Sunday, 10 Sep 2017

Isolated misfit Moll Huntford has been obsessed with killer whales since childhood, she informs us in forthright voiceover: “They always seem to be smiling.” The same might be said, of course, of...

Tuesday, 05 Sep 2017

New mama Amal Clooney is killing it with all the glam. The 39-year-old international human rights attorney is at the Venice Film Festival to support husband George Clooney, who premiered his latest...

Thursday, 17 Aug 2017

“Dave Made a Maze” is a whimsical fantasy about a dude who gets lost in a living-room labyrinth of his own making. Bill Watterson’s directorial debut is itself like an awesomely scaled home craft...

Wednesday, 02 Aug 2017

The faintly surreal reality of app-based romance is a 21st-century phenomenon with which cinema hasn’t yet fully got to grips: We’re still waiting for the sparkling, swift-witted romantic comedy...

Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017

“This is not what people want to see in a film,” asserts Julita to her son, Gustavo Salmerón, who is filming her for what must be the umpteenth time over the course of 14 years. She waggles her...

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017

Imaginechina via AP Images Despite having invested in Chinese and Hollywood movies, Yu Yongfu, chairman of Alibaba Pictures, does not want to be confused with a conventional film producer or distributor. “We...

Saturday, 03 Jun 2017

After the misfire of biopic “Queen of the Desert,” it was clear that intrepid traveler and influential Arabist Gertrude Bell, reductively known as “the female T.E. Lawrence,” needed her reputation...