Mallaig's days as a bustling herring port are long gone, but the town is still full of people today. Few would have guessed that its commercial salvation would be owed to a modern fairytaleMallaig is far from the prettiest of Highland settlements, even when the weather is fine and you can look over the sea to the blue shapes of Skye and the Small Isles.
The Conservative London mayoral candidate – and supposed Bollywood enthusiast – couldn’t name a single film or actor from the genre. Here’s a quick cheat sheetIn the latest instalment of his offence-inducing courtship of the Indian vote, Zac Goldsmith has professed his love of Bollywood.
With more than 600,000 thumbs-down votes, the promo for Paul Feig’s reboot becomes the first piece of film content to make the streaming channel’s 100 least-liked list Related: Five things we learned from the new Ghostbusters trailer
Stephen Frears’s enjoyable, sentimental biopic gives Streep a role to relish, while Hugh Grant provides a touching foil in a genuine paean to mediocrity
A special edition devoted to a spoiler-filled review of the latest Marvel epicYour daily update of the latest news and reviews from the Guardian film team. Now showing: today’s edition is given over entirely to a special edition reviewing at length the new Marvel movie, Captain America: Civil War, which introduces to the superhero flock new recruits Black Panther and Spider-Man.
From the director of Driving Miss Daisy, Mr Church is equally retrograde in its racial politics, starring Murphy as a noble servant to two white women
Jennifer Peedom set out to make a documentary about the untold role the Sherpas play in helping wealthy western climbers conquer Mount Everest, but when an avalanche hit during her shoot, she ended up with an even bigger storyOn 18 April 2014, a 14,000-tonne block of ice slid down the southern face of Mount Everest, killing 16 people.
A clever sci-fi satire on LA's servant class sadly loses its distinctive quality once the guns start blazing• Interview: Matt Damon
This haunting vision of the hell inside Auschwitz seen through the eyes of prisoner forced to help in the gas chambers is traumatic and overpoweringAny film dramatising the unimaginable horrors of the Holocaust risks accusations of trivialising, misrepresenting or exploiting its awful subject matter.
Cheap and derivative, this Playstation adaptation could do with a power-upThe movie spin-off from a series of Playstation science fiction video games, this lurid animation tells of two misfits – a kind of cat/squirrel hybrid called Ratchet and a small, earnest robot called Clank – as they battle to save the universe.
A spoiler-packed guide to all that’s off about the superhero clash, from Lex Luthor as a malfunctioning android to Bruce Wayne’s fickle take on demolition
A new report suggests Ben Affleck wants the full ‘rogues gallery’ of Batman foes for his confirmed standalone film, which he’ll be the star of and direct
Jon Favreau’s CGI remake claims No 1 spot for third week, while latest Marvel movie exceeds $200m overseasThe Jungle Book, Jon Favreau’s widely acclaimed CGI remake of the Rudyard Kipling classic, has defeated two new family films and a slew of other newcomers to keep hold of the US box-office crown for a third week running.
First footage released of Office spin-off movie, which features Brent as a sales rep also aiming for success as a singer-songwriterThe first trailer for Ricky Gervais’ Office spin-off movie David Brent: Life on the Road has been released.
Needlecraft tells the harrowing story of Female Genital Mutilation in an animation using needle and thread. The film, which recently won the gold world medal at the 2016 International Television & Film Awards competition, has been used in many countries around the world to help raise awareness about Female Genital Mutilation Continue reading...
Ghostbusters, Star Trek, X-Men, Bourne – it’s blockbuster time. So should you swing with Tarzan, hit the road with Brent, or enter the warzone of Iraq with Tina Fey? Related: Who ya gonna call?
5 May 1984Diana Dors, the actress who described herself as "the only sex symbol Britain has produced since Lady Godiva", died in hospital in Windsor last night.Miss Dors, 52, was admitted to hospital on Saturday after collapsing at home with severe stomach pains.
Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman star in Gavin Hood’s tense thriller exploring the ethics of drone strikesThe peculiarly disengaged nature of modern warfare has been explored in several recent dramas, from Rick Rosenthal’s 2013 thriller Drones to Andrew Niccol’s more celebrated 2014 drama Good Kill.
The modern Eve Moneypenny and star of forthcoming Le Carré adaptation Our Kind of Traitor on female directors, posh actors and why theatre’s not for her
This comedy drama about a group of older people embarking on a crime spree falls flatThe dearth of – and appetite for – films featuring older protagonists was demonstrated by the success of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and its sequel.
Australian actor says ‘there has never been a more crucial time to stand with refugees’ and ‘there must be shared responsibility worldwide’The United Nations has enlisted Oscar-winning Australian actor Cate Blanchett to help raise awareness about the plight of refugees, amid a massive global displacement crisis.
International promo for Paul Feig’s film appears to address the controversies over all-female casting and Leslie Jones’ ‘street-smart’ New Yorker characterIt might just be the most controversial remake since Gus van Sant’s shot-for-shot reworking of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.
Actor tells Guardian she feels issues including equal pay for women are sidelined from mainstream politicsLong-time Labour supporter Emma Thompson is urging London voters to back the Women’s Equality party in Thursday’s elections.The Oscar-winning actor told the Guardian that while she still supports Jeremy Corbyn, she feels issues that are important to women, including equal pay, are sidelined from mainstream politics.
Australian actor, who starred in the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, says hiring Elba would be a good ideaFormer James Bond star George Lazenby has backed Idris Elba to be the next actor to play 007.
Knight Of Cups is the director’s lush love letter to LA – if you watch it with the sound down… Related: Thin red lying? Find the true Terrence Malick story - quiz
The cult screenwriter relives his big breakthrough – and offers a few writing tipsMy first writing job was on a TV show called Get a Life. The show was mostly in the voice of its creators, Chris Elliott and Adam Resnick, who'd worked on the David Letterman Show.
Sailors who served under Phillips during hijacking of Maersk Alabama dispute captain's actions as portrayed in Tom Hanks film• Peter Bradshaw reviews Captain Phillips
The eagerly awaited reboot replaces the four male characters of the original with women. Could it be a game changer for Hollywood? ‘Everyone needs to step up,’ says its director, Paul Feig
The documentary-maker on how his love of architecture has inspired two new films about Liverpool and CardiffIn a pair of new TV documentaries, Going Going Gone, the film-maker Nick Broomfield visits two rotting and boarded-up relics of Britain’s 19th-century industrial wealth.
Melissa Joan Hart stars in a courtroom drama to warm the Christian heart