He turns 80 in about a week’s time – the 22nd, if you want to send a card –...
As this year’s Oscar nominations are revealed, you may be upset to see that your personal favourite has been missed of the list. But while the awards are spread, rightly, wider and wider, it still leaves a lot of movies out in the cold, and it always has. So... Read more
Witherspoon rom-com falls flat Reese Witherspoon seems to have had a prolonged case of the Oscar curse. After her 2005 win for Walk The Line, she’s flitted from variable dramas (Water For Elephants, Wild) to even more ill-advised comedies (Hot Pursuit). Only recently have things started to look... Read more
At the top of its class It could have all been so different. Imagine ….. Robert Redford as the graduate of the title, the predatory Mrs Robinson played by Ava Gardner and Candice Bergen as her virginal daughter, Elaine. Not a bad cast, admittedly, but the parts went elsewhere and 50 years... Read more
He turns 80 in about a week’s time – the 22nd, if you want to send a card – but Jack Nicholson has been noticeable by his absence for some time. Described by some as a “retired actor”, he last graced UK screens in 2011 in How Do You... Read more
The Oscar nominations aren’t announced for another fortnight but, after Sunday’s Golden Globe win, the odds on Casey Affleck walking away with the Best Actor little gold man are as short as Mary Berry’s pastry. It can’t be long before the books close. Both he and older brother Ben... Read more
It feels like Jake Gyllenhaal has been around for ever, yet he’s only just celebrated his 36th birthday. He was just nudging a tender 21 when he made Donnie Darko, introducing cinema-goers to those huge, expressive eyes. The film itself gets a re-release in UK cinemas this week, lovingly... Read more
Chris Haydon gives his thoughts on why Arrival and Nocturnal Animals lead actress Amy Adams deserves the Academy Award in 2017.Read more