Ansel Elgort

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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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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 lockdown stripathon: why Hollywood stars and BBC reporters are suddenly getting saucy
From actor Ansel Elgort to a bunch of blokes in Mansfield, a lot of people are getting naked for charity right now. Can’t they be more like Captain Tom?

28, Apr, 2020 @2:45 PM

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We live in stressful times, a perfect moment to try to turn off and tune out
Don’t feel guilty about not doing the improving things you think you should do - focus instead on your mental health

Nosheen Iqbal

26, Apr, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The Goldfinch review – the plot thickens to sludge
The pace and mystery of Donna Tartt’s novel is lost in this jumbled adaptation

Simran Hans

28, Sep, 2019 @2:00 PM

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The Goldfinch review – Donna Tartt's art-theft epic has its wings clipped | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Nicole Kidman’s fine cameo cannot save an infuriating adaptation that renders a complex novel in broad brushstrokes

Peter Bradshaw

26, Sep, 2019 @10:00 AM

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The Goldfinch: would it have worked better as a TV show?
The film distills the odyssey of the novel into a movie. Its cast and director discuss making the ‘daunting’ adaptation

Steve Rose

21, Sep, 2019 @9:00 AM

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The Goldfinch review – Donna Tartt adaptation settles for silver
An elegantly made attempt to transport the Pulitzer prize-winning novel to the screen boasts a strong cast but a confused emotional focus

Benjamin Lee in Toronto

09, Sep, 2019 @1:00 AM

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Dying of the light: why Hollywood needs to get over its obsession with terminally ill teens
Five Feet Apart is the latest film about doomed young heartthrobs – a trope rife in popular culture since Romeo and Juliet

Steve Rose

18, Mar, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Ed Sheeran the movie? When pop songs become films
A Chainsmokers hit is being adapted for the cinema. But what happens when you turn a chart tune into a screenplay? From Dua Lipa to Sheeran, here are a few potential plots

Issy Sampson

15, Jan, 2019 @9:00 AM

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2019 in pop culture: from Adele’s 30 to ‘zapping’ your TV
A guide to everything you’ll need to know about TV, film and music next year, including Tarantino’s Charles Manson obsession and what’s next for Richard Madden’s bum

Leonie Cooper, Michael Cragg, Hannah J Davies, Harriet Gibsone, Joel Golby, Ellen E Jones, Steve Rose and Jack Seale

29, Dec, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Baby Driver review – boy racer hits all the right notes
A young getaway driver’s playlist helps him stay in the fast lane in Edgar Wright’s exhilarating car-chase thriller musical

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

02, Jul, 2017 @7:00 AM

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