Able seaman Titty Walker to be renamed ‘Tatty’ for BBC Films adaptation of the classic Arthur Ransome children’s novelThe family of the woman who inspired Titty in Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons have hit out at plans to switch the dinghy-loving character’s name to “Tatty” in a new film adaptation.
From Chasing Asylum to Sherpa, a new class of rabble-rousing, boredom-detonating Australian documentaries is buzzing with a sense of urgency
Emma Watson’s fairytale reboot looks as if it will follow the path of the Alice in Wonderland films as Disney aims to overcome “princess” stereotypes
Actor to join ex-foreign secretary William Hague as ‘professor in practice’ as part of new MSc in women, peace and securityShe met her husband Brad Pitt while playing an assassin, and won an Oscar for her portrayal of a sociopathic patient in a mental hospital, but Angelina Jolie’s latest role may be her most surprising yet.
As shown by a new restoration of some of the 1,400 shorts that the pioneers of early cinema filmed, the Lumières were true artists as well as inventors
With due cap-doffing to Ken Loach, here’s how we’d have liked to see the prizes shake down on Sunday night – plus a few extrasPalme d’Or: Toni ErdmannGrand Prix: American Honey Continue reading...
No one would begrudge the great director his second Palme d’Or victory for a drama with a noble, emphatic message. But it also illustrates the differences between the Cannes crowd and the wider film audience
Lord of the Rings star draws parallels between attacks carried out by British TV personality and paedophile rings in Los AngelesElijah Wood, the actor who took his first film role aged eight before starring in the Lord of the Rings movies, has said that organised sexual abuse of children in Hollywood is rife.
British film director Ken Loach wins the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes film festival for I, Daniel Blake. It’s the second time he has won the festival’s top honour.
George Miller’s jury awarded a mixed bag of prizes that ignored some of the most exciting films at this year’s Cannes film festival. Still, this was an extraordinary yearCannes jury decisions often baffle both outsiders and the jury members themselves.
Star of The X-Files and The Fall puts herself into the running – alongside Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Damian Lewis – with Twitter posterGillian Anderson has hinted that she would accept the role as the first female Bond, tweeting out a mocked-up poster of herself as 007.The star of The Fall and The X-Files expressed her desire to take over from Daniel Craig as the world’s most famous secret agent, tweeting, alongside the poster: “It’s Bond, Jane Bond.”
More than 750 films focusing on 20th-century British countryside traditions and customs made available on internetThey were more innocent times when it was acceptable to throw heated coins at children on Boxing Day or adopt a young seal and keep it in the muddy village pond.
Studio tour’s official Facebook page removes video that appears to confirm Zack Snyder drew on the controversial graphic novel A Death in the Family for Dawn of Justice
Film-maker acclaimed as one of Britain’s finest directors of documentariesJohn Krish, who has died aged 92, was one of Britain’s finest documentary film-makers, with a long list of credits that stretched from the 1940s to the 80s and across a staggering variety of subjects.
Poet and filmmaker Greta Bellamacina has teamed up with journalist Davina Catt to document the history of British public libraries and their current decline. From their Scottish beginnings in the 18th century right up to present day, Catt and Bellamacina chart the history of UK libraries alongside interviews with the likes of Stephen Fry, Irvine Welsh, Amma Asante and John Cooper Clarke, who plead for libraries to be saved from relentless cuts
The screenwriter turned director, who dominated the action genre in the 90s, is back with The Nice Guys, which proves he’s still the hard-boiled king
Oscar-nominated film-maker Amy Berg being taken to arbitration over ‘failure to cooperate’ in the production of controversial exposé of the film industryThe producer of controversial documentary An Open Secret is taking the film’s director, Amy Berg, to arbitration.
Fresh from winning Palme d’Or with I, Daniel Blake, director says he hopes it will affect government policy in the same way as earlier film Cathy Come Home Film-maker Ken Loach has called the benefits system a “cruel bureaucracy” that makes users feel inferior and desperate in an interview after winning his second Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival.Loach clinched the festival’s highest honour for his welfare state drama I, Daniel Blake, about a carpenter struggling with the inanities and indignities of the benefits system.
The winners pose after the 69th Cannes film festival came to an close. For the first time in the festival’s history, the Golden Palm winning movie was screened at the ceremony Continue reading...
Jury members, actors and directors including Mel Gibson, Kirsten Dunst and jury head George Miller arrive for the 69th Cannes film festival’s awards ceremony Continue reading...
William Hill slashes odds after flurry of bets amid speculation Daniel Craig might step down following release of SpectreBookmakers have slashed odds on Damien Lewis becoming the next James Bond after a flurry of large bets on the Homeland star.
“What you see in the film is the tip of the iceberg” says producer Gabe Hoffman on An Open Secret, the documentary from Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg about child sex abuse in HollywoodA revealing new documentary about the sexual abuse of children within Hollywood is hoping to lift the lid off an alleged network that implicates major industry figures.
I first knew Alan Fountain in the 1980s, before his time at Channel 4, when he was an Arts Council regional film officer and I an education officer at the British Film Institute.
Film-maker and writer whose theories on cinema influenced Truffaut, Godard and ChabrolThe writer and film director Alexandre Astruc, who has died aged 92, personified the gap between theory and practice.
Amy Berg’s revealing look at child molestation in the film industry is plainly told but undeniably shockingIt’s been salaciously described as “the movie Hollywood doesn’t want you to see”, and while this sounds like marketing hyperbole, An Open Secret’s rocky road to the big screen suggests it might not be too far from the truth.
Halfbrick Studios, the makers of the billion-selling fruit-slicing game, have announced plans to convert it into a live-action family comedyMobile phone game Fruit Ninja is to follow The Angry Birds Movie into cinemas, in a move sparked by the latter’s impressive box-office results.
Our final episode on the 69th Cannes film festival, which ended with Ken Loach winning the Palme d’Or for I, Daniel BlakeYour daily update of the latest news and reviews from the Guardian film team.
Jodie Foster’s directing comeback – starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts – wants to sock it to capitalism, but it’s just too smug to take seriouslyMoney Monster is a thriller made by members of the 10% who truly want to stick it to the 1%.
App-inspired film takes $39m in debut weekend, with young audiences praising movie despite critics’ mixed reviewsThe Angry Birds Movie soared to $39m in its debut weekend at the US box office, knocking Captain America: Civil War off its perch at the top.
The 79-year-old Briton has triumphed at the Cannes film festival for the second time with his welfare state drama, as Andrea Arnold’s American Honey takes third prize and dark horses pick up awards across the boardThere were shocks and surprises – and even talk of a renegade jury – at the closing ceremony for the 69th Cannes film festival.