Frances McDormand

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Frances McDormand’s 10 best performances – ranked!
Shortly to be seen on our screens in Women Talking, the actor is enjoying a fruitful – and Oscar-hauling – career third act, creating work that is empathic, political, and often doesn’t look like acting at all

Andrew Pulver

26, Jan, 2023 @12:18 PM

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Breaking the silence: movies grapple with the #MeToo movement
This season sees Oscar-tipped dramas She Said, Women Talking and Tár all confront the difficulties of women dealing with the fallout of sexual assault

Adrian Horton

28, Nov, 2022 @6:03 AM

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Women Talking review – Sarah Polley’s moving Mennonite #MeToo drama
Toronto film festival: The actor turned director brings strong performances from a talky female ensemble, including Claire Foy and Jessie Buckley

Benjamin Lee in Toronto

09, Sep, 2022 @1:54 PM

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No tears, blather or preaching: how to make the perfect awards ceremony speech
The Baftas see the return of glitzy film and TV ceremonies. We want our favourites to win – but then, please, keep it snappy

Ayesha Hazarika

13, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Lights! Camera! Infraction! Mad Max shows why Hollywood indulges bad behaviour
Charlize Theron felt so threatened by Mad Max co-star Tom Hardy that she asked for a female producer as protection. Yet the industry still relies on film sets being lawless bubbles where you question macho posturing at your peril

Ryan Gilbey

24, Feb, 2022 @6:33 PM

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The Tragedy of Macbeth review – Denzel Washington delivers a noirish nightmare
Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand hit top form in Joel Coen’s austere reimagining of Shakespeare’s Scottish bloodbath

Peter Bradshaw

31, Dec, 2021 @10:06 AM

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The Tragedy of Macbeth review – Joel Coen’s stripped-down version is beautiful but bloodless
Kathryn Hunter’s three-in-one witch steals the show as Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand prove too measured as Shakespeare’s murderous couple

Simran Hans

26, Dec, 2021 @11:00 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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The 50 best films of 2021 in the UK, No 5: Nomadland
Fully deserving of her Oscar, Frances McDormand is on career-defining form in Chloé Zhao’s soulful docu-fiction on America’s dispossessed

Benjamin Lee

13, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Actor Kathryn Hunter: ‘I gravitated towards male roles because men are given more interesting things to do’
The theatre star on the car crash that transformed her life, changing her name for work – and playing all three witches in Joel Coen’s new film of Macbeth

Kate Kellaway

12, Dec, 2021 @9:30 AM

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The 50 best films of 2021 in the UK, No 10: The Tragedy of Macbeth
Joel Coen’s icy, black-and-white world of violence and pain is a triumph, with Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand at their peak

Peter Bradshaw

06, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘A post-menopausal Macbeth’: Joel Coen on tackling Shakespeare with Frances McDormand
The writer-director talks about his new film co-starring Denzel Washington, and reveals how it felt to work without his brother, Ethan, for the first time in nearly 40 years

Peter Bradshaw

03, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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