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Sunday with Patrice Evra: ‘Eating popcorn in the cinema takes me away’

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Work or relax? My fiancée [Danish model Margaux Alexandra] is not happy if I spend hours in the gym. She’s like, ‘Let’s wake up nice and easy.’ I’m used to playing football on a Sunday, so she’s taught me how to relax...

Cinema chains count on 007 to restore their Covid-hit takings

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As ticket sales flicker back into life following the reopening of cinemas earlier this month, theatre owners are banking on one film to deliver them pre-pandemic-level crowds and box office success: Bond. Sticking to ...

The Story of Film: A New Generation review – invigorating study of 21st century cinema

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Critic and documentary film-maker Mark Cousins has returned to Cannes with another episode of his amazingly ambitious cinephile history The Story of Film, an illuminated patchwork clip-quilt, accompanied by his inimit...

How safe is the cinema? Experts analyse Covid risks as No Time to Die opens

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Audiences are expected to flock to sold-out screenings when No Time to Die opens on Thursday, especially after rave reviews, and for many it will be the first cinema visit since the pandemic took hold. For others, eve...

Church of England traditionalists launch fight against worship in ‘takeaway, cinema or barn’

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Traditionalists in the Church of England have launched a campaign to defend the centuries-old parish system against plans to promote innovative church gatherings in unconventional settings. Save the Parish is urging c...

Cinema hypnosis: is this the answer to noisy post-lockdown audiences?

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Name: Hypnotic cinema. Age: New for 2022. Appearance: Just like a film. But, in this case a piece of film-making so mesmerising and incantatory that it leaves viewers in a kind of trance? No, just a regular film. The...

Bond boosts cinema spending as consumer demand drives retail recovery

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Consumers starting their Christmas shopping earlier than usual amid concern over supply chain shortages and rising prices helped to drive a recovery in UK retail sales last month, industry figures show. The British R...

Out of Africa: how Netflix’s ambitions could change the continent’s cinema

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It was the sight of donkeys carrying camera equipment that reminded Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese he was shooting in Lesotho. The director was filming This Is Not a Burial, It Is a Resurrection in a remote part of his tiny...

Cineworld makes $3bn loss as Covid cinema closures take toll

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Cineworld made a $3bn (£2.2bn) loss for last year, revealing the scale of the financial toll that months of cinema closures has brought to the world’s second largest cinema chain. The company, which on Thursday said i...

Dilip Kumar, Bollywood legend and ‘tragedy king’ of Indian cinema, dies aged 98

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Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar, who was a defining figure in post-independence Indian cinema, has died aged 98. Kumar had been taken to hospital in Mumbai last week suffering breathlessness, but died early Wednesday mor...

‘Cinema is my religion and the Castro is our Vatican’: shakeup at landmark San Francisco venue stuns locals

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For years, the San Francisco underground drag performer and cinephile Peaches Christ has filled the city’s renowned Castro Theatre with her Midnight Mass series, juxtaposing cult film screenings with live, drag-parody...

The Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel sounds like Secret Cinema in hell

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Disney World has long been touted as a place where dreams come true, which in reality was only the case if your subconscious mind had been plagued by visions of queues, tourists, crying children, depressed teenagers i...

‘It’s still really, really raw’: Port Arthur massacre film Nitram premieres in Hobart to half-empty cinema

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There were no posters advertising the Tasmanian premiere of Nitram at the independent State Cinema, which took place on Thursday night. Justin Kurzel’s new film dramatising the lead-up to 1996’s Port Arthur massacre, ...

Moscow’s oldest cinema reopens after seven-year renovation

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While many cinemas around the world are shut and face difficulties in the coronavirus pandemic, one is bucking the trend: Moscow’s Khudozhestvenny, a storied venue that hosted some of the first showings of Battleship...

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song at 50: a radical moment for black cinema

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“This film is dedicated to all the Brothers and Sisters who had enough of the Man,” declare the opening titles of Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song. When it was released, 50 years ago this month, that was a lot of the...

Trek to Yomi review – a tropey but reverent tribute to Japanese cinema

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Even in the prologue, Trek to Yomi features more samurai cliches than you can chuck a katana at. Three levels of joyless brutality made me believe that this was going to be an exercise in gratuitous gore. Yet after a ...

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