Steven Spielberg

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What happens when your star is cancelled but you can’t cancel the film?
Scandals affecting Armie Hammer, Kevin Spacey and Johnny Depp have all hit their movies. We look at how film companies cope when leading players’ box-office stock crashes

Ryan Gilbey

20, Jan, 2022 @2:43 PM

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Save the Cinema review – Samantha Morton is Welsh town’s Hollywood heroine
Jonathan Pryce co-stars in this well-meaning but hammy retelling of the real-life fight to save Carmarthen’s local theatre

Peter Bradshaw

11, Jan, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Mark Rylance: ‘Theatre is a thousand times more enjoyable than film’
The actor made a mere six movies in lockdown but it’s his own play and his return as ‘Rooster Byron’ in Jerusalem that is getting him really excited

Charlotte Higgins

08, Jan, 2022 @9:45 AM

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Out of tune: why are audiences staying away from the movie musical?
West Side Story, Dear Evan Hansen and In the Heights have all been box office flops this year, which has led to a questioning of the genre’s place in Hollywood

Noah Gittell

17, Dec, 2021 @7:16 AM

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Licorice Pizza, The Matrix and Macbeth: new films to watch in Australia over the holidays
Oscar potentials, indie gems and blockbuster revivals: here’s our guide to what to watch on Boxing Day 2021 and beyond

Michael Sun

16, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Golden Globes 2022 tries to do better as Lady Gaga brings the outrage
After a year of criticism over diversity, the Golden Globes have come up with a decent slate of nominees, with Gaga surely the favourite for best actress

Peter Bradshaw

13, Dec, 2021 @5:06 PM

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West Side Story review – Spielberg’s remake takes off when it dances to its own tune
Rachel Zegler’s Maria alone justifies this handsome update of the classic Broadway musical hits – though not everyone is a perfect fit

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

12, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The 50 best films of 2021 in the UK, No 7: West Side Story
Steven Spielberg’s refreshing new take on the classic musical was a jubilantly sugary delight that whisked you back to the 50s

Peter Bradshaw

09, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Steven Spielberg on making West Side Story with Stephen Sondheim: ‘I called him SS1!’
The legendary director used to get scolded by his parents for singing its songs at the dinner table. As his version hits the big screen, he talks about his own dancefloor prowess – and the ‘obscure movie club’ he formed with Sondheim

Ryan Gilbey

08, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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West Side Story banned in parts of Middle East over trans character – report
Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-tipped remake will not be showing in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar or the UAE

Benjamin Lee

06, Dec, 2021 @6:47 PM

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West Side Story review – Spielberg’s triumphantly hyperreal remake
Stunning recreations of the original film’s New York retain the songs and the dancing in a re-telling that will leave you gasping

Peter Bradshaw

02, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Duel at 50: Steven Spielberg’s debut remains a ferocious thriller
A monstrous truck pursues a motorist in the film-maker’s seat-edge 1971 feature-length debut that hinted at greater things to come

Scott Tobias

13, Nov, 2021 @7:17 AM

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