Bradley Cooper

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Jacki Weaver: ‘I can be a cow, but I had a very polite English mother who taught me to be kind’
The twice Oscar-nominated star of Animal Kingdom and Silver Linings Playbook – as well as the upcoming Father Stu – on mangling accents, Vegemite and preteen fanmail

As told to Catherine Shoard

05, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Why Nightmare Alley should win the best picture Oscar
Guillermo del Toro’s freaky bizarro noir is more than a well-dressed genre exercise, as Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett offer an acting masterclass

Andrew Pulver

23, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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My award goes to... our film critics reveal their personal Oscars shortlists
Ahead of the official Academy nominations, Observer film critics pick their own favourites

Mark Kermode, Wendy Ide, Simran Hans, Guy Lodge

06, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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What links Pam & Tommy to The Elephant Man?
From a 90s sex tape to Bradley Cooper, via Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, we hop down the rabbit hole

Larry Ryan

29, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Nightmare Alley review – a neo-noir knockout from Guillermo del Toro
Bradley Cooper plays a carnival conman drawn into a dark underworld in this dazzling drama from the Mexican director

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

23, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Nightmare Alley review – Guillermo del Toro’s fairground of fear is a class act
Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett lead us into the sleazy world of carnivals, with gruesomely enjoyable performances and freaky twists

Peter Bradshaw

20, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Missing in action: this season’s most overlooked movie performances
As awards season heats up, there are a number of deserving performers who haven’t been making the cut

Guy Lodge

04, Jan, 2022 @7:26 AM

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Licorice Pizza – Paul Thomas Anderson’s joyously nostalgic coming-of-age tale
Anderson crafts an offbeat love story that manages to be sweet, hilarious, absurd – and wholly believable

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

02, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘Being in love is the most difficult challenge of your life’: Paul Thomas Anderson and Alana Haim on making Licorice Pizza
The director’s new film is a freewheeling romance starring two acting newcomers: the musician Alana Haim and Cooper (son of Philip Seymour) Hoffman. Anderson explains why their age gap matters, how they ripped up his rule book – and when he realised pitbulls were the best pets

Catherine Shoard

31, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The 50 best films of 2021 in the US, No 7: Licorice Pizza
Paul Thomas Anderson’s funniest film yet makes stars of newcomers Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim as unlikely lovers in 1970s LA

Peter Bradshaw

09, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Nightmare Alley review – Guillermo del Toro’s trickster thriller is light on treats
Bradley Cooper leads a starry cast as an ambitious grifter in a sumptuously made noir that can’t quite grip us tightly enough

Benjamin Lee

06, Dec, 2021 @7:59 PM

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Licorice Pizza review – Paul Thomas Anderson’s funniest and most relaxed film yet
Anderson’s latest is a romance about a teen boy wooing an older woman, starring two extraordinary newcomers and stuffed with fabulously hammy A-list cameos

Peter Bradshaw

15, Nov, 2021 @8:00 PM

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