Bradley Cooper

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Best films of 2022 in the UK: No 5 – 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

19, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Jennifer Lawrence’s best performances – ranked!
As talk of another Oscar grows for her performance in this year’s Causeway, we rate the versatile actor’s finest work

Peter Bradshaw

27, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘I want my work to be invisible’: Hollywood’s prosthetics maestros share their secrets
How makeup masters lay the foundation for award-worthy performances, from transforming Bradley Cooper into Bernstein to helping Brendan Fraser play a very obese man in The Whale

Phil Hoad

16, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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A star is forlorn: Bradley Cooper and the mystery of the ‘asshole director’
The actor recently opened up about the time his insecurities were tweaked by a famous film-maker. So who do we think the insulting director was?

Stuart Heritage

21, Jun, 2022 @11:23 AM

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Tom Hanks says he couldn’t play gay role today ‘and rightly so’
The actor has said that neither Philadelphia nor Forrest Gump, for which he won Oscars in the 90s, would be made in a ‘modern realm of authenticity’

Catherine Shoard

16, Jun, 2022 @12:01 PM

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The best films of 2022 so far
Tilda Swinton aces Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s dreamy fable, director Clio Barnard’s forbidden affair and Catherine Clinch in The Quiet Girl rank in the pick of this year’s films

Guardian film

09, Jun, 2022 @6:03 AM

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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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