The Guardian : film
08  décembre     12h00
Clifford the Big Red Dog review - lovable scarlet hound takes on the tech bros
Leslie Felperin    p As the film relocates the action to NYC, Emily Elizabeth and co try to keep Clifford out of the hands of a nefarious company p p Author Norman Bridwell’s picture book series about Clifford the Big Red Dog represented a wholesome slice of mid-century Americana, with the self-explanatorily named...
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Slumber Party Massacre review - video nasty back from dead in more playful mood
Leslie Felperin    p Rebooting the 1982 slasher horror, director Danishka Esterhazy tweaks the genre’s shocks in a movie that’s mostly decent fun p p The 1982 video-nasty classic a href https: www.youtube.com watch?v -vrSx--k0 k&ab channel VideoDetective The Slumber Party Massacre a - a confection of...
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Steven Spielberg on making West Side Story with Stephen Sondheim: I called him SS1 ’
Ryan Gilbey    p The legendary director used to get scolded by his parents for singing its songs at the dinner table. As his version hits the big screen, he talks about his own dancefloor prowess - and the obscure movie club’ he formed with Sondheim p p It’s a winter afternoon and you’re about to begin a...
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James Bond: acclaimed writers explain how they would reinvent 007
Archie Bland    p Producer Barbara Broccoli has not yet decided how Bond will return in the next film - but here are some ideas p ul li strong Warning: article contains spoilers strong li ul p There are few commercial principles more reliable than this: there will always be another James Bond movie. p ...
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Aactas 2021: Rebel Wilson, Taika Waititi and Sarah Snook walk the red carpet - in pictures
Australia culture    p Australian stars of film and TV arrive at the Sydney Opera House for the annual awards, which this year pay tribute to the late David Gulpilil. Justin Kurzel’s controversial Port Arthur massacre film a href https: www.theguardian.com culture 2021 oct 31 aacta-awards-2021-the-newsreader-nitram...
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The 50 best films of 2021 in the UK, No 8: Azor
Peter Bradshaw    p An eerie, unsettling conspiracy drama about the ultra-wealthy from director Andreas Fontana, in which a Swiss banker navigates Argentina’s dirty war p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com film 2021 nov 30 the-50-best-films-of-2021-in-the-uk 50 best films of 2021 in the UK a li li a...
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Don’t Look Up review - slapstick apocalypse according to DiCaprio and Lawrence
Peter Bradshaw    p Adam McKay’s laboured satire challenges political indifference to looming comet catastrophe but misses out on the comedy p p Having long complained that movies aren’t engaging with the most vital issue of our time - the climate crisis - it’s perhaps churlish of me not to be glad when one comes...
07  décembre     17h00
Being the Ricardos review - Nicole Kidman makes light comedy look like hard work in Lucille Ball biopic
Peter Bradshaw    p Aaron Sorkin’s ingeniously structured but weirdly mannered film offers an exhausting peek behind the scenes on I Love Lucy p p Aaron Sorkin’s strenuously unrelaxed comedy-drama is inspired by the legendary US TV show I Love Lucy starring real-life married couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz...
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Lamb review - Noomi Rapace outstanding in wild horror-comedy of Icelandic loneliness
Peter Bradshaw    p This outrageous story of a bereaved couple’s surrogate child ropes in a wild bestiary of creatures great and digital p p Icelandic director Valdimar Jóhannsson makes a coolly outrageous feature debut with this jawdropping horror-comedy of loneliness, co-written by Jóhannsson with the lyricist...
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Citizen Ashe review - tribute to Wimbledon champ and Obama’s quiet inspiration
Peter Bradshaw    p This documentary tracks the life of African American tennis star Arthur Ashe who was a pioneering radical despite his restrained style p p A clip towards the end of this respectful documentary shows Barack Obama revealing that his role-model heroes were Muhammad Ali and Arthur Ashe. Surely,...
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Hope review - sensitive study of the grief that lies behind a cancer diagnosis
Peter Bradshaw    p Stellan Skarsgård plays a man whose attention has been more focused on his career than his family wrestles with accepting his wife’s terminal illness p p Here is an intelligent and civilised film from Norway with two outstanding actors; directed by Maria S dahl, it’s about love, grief and...
06  décembre     14h00
Project Space 13 review - lockdown comedy takes aim at pretentious artworld
Cath Clarke    p A performance artist who cages himself in a New York gallery while society goes to hell in the city outside provides some easy satire p p We have lost Gucci The Gucci store is down. That’s an art gallery owner’s lament as anti-lockdown protesters rampage through New York’s chichi SoHo in...
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Death Valley review - gross-out monster mayhem creature feature
Phil Hoad    p It’s not Alien, but Bravo squad’s tangle with a mucus-coated scarer will keep you from dozing off after the pub p p Oscars are probably not on the cards, but this is a decently mounted creature feature by Canadian director Matthew Ninaber, which has enough mucus-coated hijinks to make it worth...
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Not Knowing review - homophobic bullies wreck Turkish water polo kid’s life
Phuong Le    p Rumours about a young athlete’s sexuality have devastating consequences in an public-service lesson that lacks dramatic acuity p p Directed by Leyla Yilmaz, this film finds troubled waters underneath the seemingly placid surface of a typical middle-class household in Turkey. As member of the...
10  juillet     13h30
The Storms of Jeremy Thomas review - Mark Cousins rides shotgun with uber-producer
Peter Bradshaw    p Film-maker Cousins joins the great independent film producer on his annual car trip down to Cannes in this rapturous if indulgent portrait p p Ninety minutes at the sweet trolley of pure cinephilia is what’s on offer in director Mark Cousins’s madly - even outrageously - indulgent documentary...
02  décembre     14h00
West Side Story review - Spielberg’s triumphantly hyperreal remake
Peter Bradshaw    p Stunning recreations of the original film’s New York retain the songs and the dancing in a re-telling that will leave you gasping p p Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story 2.0 is an ecstatic act of ancestor-worship: a vividly dreamed, cunningly modified and visually staggering revival. No one but...
06  mai     22h00
Wrath of Man review - Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham reunite in punchy thriller
Benjamin Lee    p While hinged on a threadbare plot as familiar as it is forgettable, this sinewy action B-movie delivers just about enough primal entertainment p p The making of Jason Statham, from wheeler-dealer to swimmer to model to actor to movie star, is owed in rather overwhelmingly large part to writer...
02  décembre     11h00
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City review - unpretentiously gory horror-game reboot
Leslie Felperin    p The long-running franchise is back with a reasonably entertaining 90s-set story of the emergence of a zombie virus p p Like the zombie-making virus which is the true game engine of this long-running franchise, the a href https: www.theguardian.com film 2017 jan 27 resident-evil-praise-milla...
07  décembre     21h51
Rebel Wilson says team questioned her fitness journey - video
Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent    p Rebel Wilson, one of Hollywood’s top comedy actors, has said her own team were opposed to her losing weight because she was earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl’. p p The Australian actor, 41, spoke about her health and fitness journey in a BBC interview p ul li a href ...
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Funny fat girl’: Rebel Wilson says her team were against her losing weight
Benjamin Lee    p Actor says she received pushback’ from her management due to fears of the impact it could have on her career p p Rebel Wilson, one of Hollywood’s top comedy actors, has said her own team were opposed to her losing weight because she was earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl ....
06  décembre     18h47
West Side Story banned in parts of Middle East over trans character - report
Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent    p Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-tipped remake will not be showing in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar or the UAE p p Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story will not be showing in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar or the UAE. p p The big-budget musical, tipped for Oscars,...
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Michael Sheen declares himself a not-for-profit actor’
Dani Anguiano, Andrew Pulver and agencies    p Actor and activist announces he will use future earnings to fund social projects after turning point’ of organising 2019 Homeless World Cup p p Hollywood star Michael Sheen has said he is now a not-for-profit actor after selling his houses and giving the proceeds to charity. p p The...
03  décembre     03h45
Alec Baldwin says he doesn’t care if career is over after shooting incident
Guy Lodge    p Actor says in TV interview he did not pull trigger of gun that went off and killed cinematographer on film set p p Alec Baldwin said his 40-year acting career could be over after the shooting incident on the set of the western Rust that resulted in the death of a href https: www...
02  décembre     07h28
A cold-souled Brokeback’: queerness and desire in The Power of the Dog
Priya Elan    p Jane Campion’s Oscar-tipped Netflix period drama pits two opposed men against each other with thrilling, and surprising, results p p Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog is a film of reveals: some gradual and ruthlessly calculated, others abrupt and careless and hastily re-concealed. Bodies and...
30  novembre     11h34
Tom Ford laughed out loud’ during House of Gucci screening
Peter Bradshaw    p The former creative director of the label says he felt deeply sad’ after watching the film starring Lady Gaga p p Fashion designer Tom Ford has said he laughed out loud during a screening of House of Gucci. p p While he praised Lady Gaga’s performance as Patrizia Reggiani, Ford, who was...
02  décembre     13h25
The most unusual movie sex scenes - ranked
Guy Lodge    p Lady Gaga and Adam Driver give us animal grunting in House of Gucci and Agathe Rousselle mates with a car in Titane - but that’s tame compared with some of the sexual themes cinema has found to explore p p In 1933, the Austrian star Hedy Lamarr (who also had a remarkable parallel career as an...
18  novembre     12h36
Meg Ryan films - ranked
Scott Tobias    p As the great romcom queen turns 60, we select her best roles from the low-budget indies to the Tom Hanks big-hitters p p By 2007, Meg Ryan was already well into a wilderness period that still hasn’t ended. Indeed, it has been more than five years since she was in a film at all ( a href https...
13  novembre     07h17
Duel at 50: Steven Spielberg’s debut remains a ferocious thriller
Peter Bradshaw    p A monstrous truck pursues a motorist in the film-maker’s seat-edge 1971 feature-length debut that hinted at greatness to come p p It takes less than a minute of watching Duel, Steven Spielberg’s feature-length debut, to realize you’re in the hands of a master director. And it takes even less...
04  novembre     12h00
Ridley Scott films - ranked
Scott Tobias    p With The Last Duel out now, and House of Gucci at the end of the month, we rate the top 20 movies by the go-to director for swords, sandals, cyborgs and Sigourney p p A film to prove that straight-up feelgood comedy is not Ridley Scott’s forte and casting his favourite leading man is no...
02  novembre     06h02
Amélie at 20: how has the sugar-sweet Parisian whimsy aged?
Interviews by Phil Hoad    p Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s fantastical romantic comedy made a star of Audrey Tautou and its distinctive visuals influenced a decade’s worth of film-makers p p There’s a defining moment early in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amélie when Amélie Poulain (Audrey Tautou), a painfully shy and uncommonly adorable...
01  novembre     12h44
Tom Cruise was an intense kid’: How Francis Ford Coppola made The Outsiders
Guy Lodge    p I was famous for casting unknown actors. I had Nicolas Cage, Robert Downey Jr and Matt Dillon in a circle watching each other try for parts’ p p strong Francis Ford Coppola strong strong , director br strong After my 1982 film a href https: www.theguardian.com film 2012 jan 15 one...
26  octobre     15h22
Donnie Darko at 20: the soulful student favourite comes of age
Michal Ronel    p Richard Kelly’s unusual sci-fi drama made a star of Jake Gyllenhaal and introduced emo teens to a brave new world p p Midway through Donnie Darko, a creative young English teacher played by Drew Barrymore repeats the old maxim - recycled over the years by linguists, scholars and writers...
06  décembre     14h49
Christmas in Genovia: what exactly does Hollywood think Europe is?
Peter Bradshaw    p Netflix and Disney set their festive films in a made-up mishmash of France, Switzerland, Romania and everything in between. Is real Europe so hard to love? p p Netflix’s Christmas universe is an inescapable one, and two of its most successful franchises are a href https: www.theguardian.com...
09  novembre     13h04
Dean Stockwell: cult indie character actor who refused to fit in Peter Bradshaw
Stuart Heritage    p At once an insider yet never quite Hollywood enough, Stockwell’s prolific career was at its best when he showed his own alienation p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com film 2021 nov 09 dean-stockwell-quantum-leap-blue-velvet-married-to-mob-dies-aged-85 Dean Stockwell, Quantum Leap and...
11  octobre     12h22
Timothée Chalamet’s Wonka: is it so wrong to find him scrumdiddlyumptious?
Charlie Shackleton    p The actor’s in-costume Instagram post has caused social media users to accuse the film-makers of making Willy Wonka sexy - but Wonka-lust is hardly new p p In a sentence I never thought I’d ever write, a href https: www.theguardian.com film timoth-e-chalamet Timothée Chalamet a has...
07  octobre     09h56
I made a film that’s designed to be lost - and that’s not so different from Netflix Charlie Shackleton
Stuart Heritage    p The Afterlight is a collage of fragments with a single 35mm print - but it has more in common with digital media than the illusion of instant access suggests p p For as long as there have been films, there have been lost films. Tens if not hundreds of thousands of them - and not just unloved...
01  octobre     13h39
No Time to Die: finally, we get to see Bond in a relatable predicament. Sort of
Simran Hans    p After all the high-speed supercar chases and infiltrating of enemy bases, it’s refreshing to see the secret agent face a challenge closer to home. Even if it isn’t entirely realistic p p strong This article contains spoilers strong p p First, as if you need to be told, there are...
30  septembre     11h22
Never mind the explosions - how sexist is No Time to Die?
Peter Bradshaw    p The new Bond movie is keen to highlight more positive gender credentials, while keeping the Bond-girl glamour. Does it work? p ul li This article contains plot spoilers li ul p In No Time to Die, James Bond is retired and so a new agent has taken his 007 title. The world’s moved on,...
23  septembre     18h04
Roger Michell: a quiet genius still hitting his stride Peter Bradshaw
Stuart Heritage    p The director’s a href https: www.theguardian.com film 2021 sep 23 roger-michell-acclaimed-film-and-stage-director-dies-aged-65 death aged 65 a is a huge blow for British cinema, whose very best qualities - of wit, intelligence and subtlety - Michell exemplified p ul li a href https...
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Netflix’s Roald Dahl universe would be a golden ticket to despair Stuart Heritage
David Alexander    p A glitzy franchise in which Matilda, the BFG and Willy Wonka all star threatens Dahl’s legacy and Netflix’s reputation p p At this stage, it is abundantly clear that not everyone can pull off a shared universe. Marvel’s success has been followed up by a flurry of awkward misfires. The DC...
15  septembre     07h00
Disney is killing the blockbuster movie with its identikit mega-hits
Peter Bradshaw    p It may be much-loved, but the streaming service’s winning formula has insidiously changed films into formulaic franchise fare p p It’s a shame the German-American philosopher Herbert Marcuse died in 1979, because he would have loved Disney . Not because he might have been a secret Muppets...
06  septembre     14h45
Jean-Paul Belmondo: the beaten-up icon who made crime sexy
Jingan Young    p Immortalised by Godard and Melville, the actor specialised in seductive tough guys - and blazed a trail through movie history p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com film 2021 sep 06 jean-paul-belmondo-star-of-breathless-dies-aged-88 Jean-Paul Belmondo, star of Breathless, dies aged 88 ...
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings makes up for the flaws of Mulan
Peter Bradshaw    p It may be the first Marvel film not to be approved in mainland China, but its American Chinese heritage hero and strong female representation are badass p p This time last year I was disheartened by the troubling ways that a href https: www.theguardian.com film 2020 sep 07 mulan-disney-live...
24  août     09h00
After the intermission: films are back in cinemas - but will the crowds return too?
Zoe Williams    p Covid and the boom in streaming platforms are being touted as a huge threat to cinema-going. But so was telly. And surely we’re all desperate to leave the house and make a big social occasion of it all? p p So are we in or out? Is this going to be the old normal or some new normal that the...
07  décembre     06h00
David Thewlis on new show Landscapers and the misogyny of Naked: I find it much tougher to watch today’
Jonathan Romney    p As he stars alongside Olivia Colman in a drama about the Mansfield Murders, the actor talks about his discomfort with Naked, doing night shoots with Julie Walters - and growing old grotesquely p p David Thewlis, speaking by Zoom from his home in the Berkshire village of Sunningdale, has set his...
06  décembre     16h00
Film-maker Prano Bailey-Bond: People think horror is just exploding heads’
Jude Rogers    p The British director’s debut film, Censor, has won awards and plaudits, and attracted new fans to the genre. The key to good horror, she says, is character p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com tv-and-radio 2021 dec 05 murray-bartlett-armond-white-lotus-interview-faces-of-year Murray...
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Billie Eilish: I’ve gotten a lot more proud of who I am’
Hadley Freeman    p The pop superstar on her extraordinary year - the Bond theme, that Vogue cover, the success of her second album - and hosting Saturday Night Live p p It’s a measure of what Billie Eilish’s life has been like in 2021 that she woke up one morning last month, rolled over to check her phone and...
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Chris Noth on feuds, family and Mr Big: I never saw him as an alpha male’
Steve Rose    p The Sex and the City star is back for the reboot, And Just Like That ... He talks about bereavement, rebellion, the fun of acting - and the absence of Kim Cattrall p p I’m not supposed to talk for this long. I told my publicist beforehand: I need to keep this short so I don’t give quotes I...
03  décembre     11h00
Paolo Sorrentino: Let’s say that almost everything is true’
Peter Bradshaw    p In his new, semi-autobiographical film The Hand of God, the Italian auteur reflects on a tragedy that still haunts him p p em strong Warning: spoiler alert... strong em br br In his 20-year career Paolo Sorrentino has orchestrated scenes of indelible virtuosity and grandeur: the...
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A post-menopausal Macbeth’: Joel Coen on tackling Shakespeare with Frances McDormand
Hadley Freeman    p The writer-director talks about his new film, co-starring Denzel Washington, and reveals how it felt to work without his brother, Ethan, for the first time in nearly 40 years p p It might be the unlucky play for British theatre rep types. But for movie directors, Macbeth has been a talisman, a...