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Matilda musical movie starring Emma Thompson to open London film festival

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Matilda, Matthew Warchus’s film version of the hit West End musical based on the Roald Dahl children’s story, is to open this year’s London film festival. The musical, which stars Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull, Las...

‘KHAAAAN!’: why Wrath of Khan remains the greatest Star Trek movie, 40 years on

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When JJ Abrams began rebooting Star Trek with a fresh cast and crew of the Enterprise in 2009, many hardcore Trekkers complained that the new movies lacked the Apollo-era optimism and vision of space adventure as one ...

The Bob’s Burgers Movie review – long-running cartoon makes amiable big-screen debut

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Few shows know exactly what they are from the first episode and fewer still experience no drop-off from one season to the next, especially when they’re not serialized. Yet Bob’s Burgers, currently 12 seasons and over ...

Warpaint: ‘This isn’t a Quentin Tarantino movie – it’s an album a band made’

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Warpaint would like to clear something up: they are not – nor were they ever – on the verge of breaking up. “I don’t remember this,” bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg laughs when the subject comes up. “I don’t remember havin...

Jamie Lee Curtis starts ‘feud’ with Marvel’s rival multiverse movie Doctor Strange

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Jamie Lee Curtis has berated Marvel’s new film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, comparing it unfavourably with her new movie Everything Everywhere All at Once while conceding she has blown her chances of g...

Michelle Yeoh, martial arts and the multiverse: inside the year’s wildest movie

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There’s a line Michelle Yeoh delivers in Everything Everywhere All at Once that surely resonates with everyone in this day and age: “Very busy today – no time to help you.” The internet has broken us. Inundated with i...

The Northman director Robert Eggers: ‘I’m shocked I made such a macho movie’

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In his first film, the $4m Sundance sensation The Witch, Robert Eggers etched a human battle between Puritanism and the occult in 17th-century New England, written entirely in early modern English. He followed it up w...

‘It was like a movie’: recaptured Bucha recounts violence of Russian invasion

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It was, said Taras Schevchenko, like a scene from a film. At 6am on the morning of 24 February, from the vantage point of the kitchen window of his fifth-storey apartment overlooking Gostomel airport, on the northern ...

‘The movie directed me’: inside the year’s most haunting new film

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You Won’t Be Alone is one of the most extraordinary films I’ve seen, or rather experienced, in recent memory, a deeply unusual and deeply emotive drama about a witch discovering how to be human by taking over the bodi...

Movie stars project themselves as rare and magical at the Oscars. You should give it a go

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Most of us will never go to the Oscars, never wear an haute-couture dress, never have an opportunity to oh-so-humbly thank a “glam squad” – or indeed, even to really know what a glam squad is. So it’s baffling that we...

The Nan Movie review – brutally unfunny outing for Catherine Tate’s sweary old lady

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There are some British films which are basically the convenience-store sandwich of big-screen entertainment. Cinema’s equivalent of the 24-hour-garage tuna mayo pitta bread. And that, sadly, is the case with The Nan M...

‘Like a horror movie’: 19-year-old shares Ukraine escape on TikTok

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As Diana Totok and her sister reached through the wire fence separating Romania from Ukraine to grasp her father’s hand, it occurred to her that she might never see him again. Ukraine’s new wartime laws barred their f...

What if instead of a movie I got flung in jail? This lawyer who fought Chevron was

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Most people have probably heard of Chernobyl, or the BP oil spill. You may also know about my legal battle over contaminated water in California, dramatized in the movie Erin Brockovich. Yet far fewer people have hear...

Charlotte Higgins on The Archers: is this a Radio 4 show – or an M Night Shyamalan movie?

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Sometimes Ambridge reminds me of The Village, that splendidly implausible M Night Shyamalan film about a 19th-century community in Pennsylvania. The village’s secret is that beyond a supposedly monster-infested forest...

The King’s Daughter: Pierce Brosnan’s cursed mermaid stabbing movie finally gets released

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From its title alone, you may be forgiven for thinking that The King’s Daughter is a film about a king’s daughter. It isn’t. It’s about Pierce Brosnan’s berserk quest to achieve immortality by stabbing a mermaid throu...

Movie stars, unwanted gifts and a Blue Monday myth – take the Thursday quiz

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Does January feel like it has already lasted 1,057 days? Indeed it does. But at least this day is a Thursday, and you know what that means – 15 topical and general knowledge questions once again await you, as do Ron f...

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