Lincoln

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The 100 best films of the 21st century
Gangsters, superheroes, schoolkids, lovers, slaves, peasants, techies, Tenenbaums and freefalling astronauts – they’re all here in our countdown of cinema’s best movies since 2000

Peter Bradshaw, Cath Clarke, Andrew Pulver and Catherine Shoard

13, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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50 Shades of Grey to Brokeback Mountain: are these really the most boring films ever?
Showgirls? The Blair Witch Project? And not a Bertolucci film in sight!? The public’s judgment has hit a new low with this list of cinematic sedatives

Stuart Heritage

07, Dec, 2017 @8:57 AM

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Daniel Day-Lewis: an extraordinary career of acting artistry – is it really all over?
The man with the most best actor Oscars has announced his retirement. Let’s hope he changes his mind – screen-acting careers don’t get any more brilliant than his

Peter Bradshaw

21, Jun, 2017 @8:53 AM

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Steven Spielberg: 'Guantánamo Bay is like when Abraham Lincoln suspended the rights to habeas corpus'
Ahead of his new film, Bridge of Spies, the director speaks out about the Cuban detention centre and warns of the effects of the digital revolution on privacy and public discourse

Catherine Shoard

25, Nov, 2015 @11:53 AM

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Tommy Lee Jones – ‘Women are objectified and trivialised because of their gender’
The famously prickly actor-director talks about his feminist western The Homesman, ‘malevolent’ Putin and his Savile Row tailor

Rory Carroll

16, Nov, 2014 @6:00 PM

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Reality bites at this year's Toronto film festival

Lineup at Toronto film festival and Oscars release schedule show new appetite among audiences for films based on recent headlines

Catherine Shoard

03, Sep, 2014 @6:00 AM

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Biopics: film-makers breathe new life into a tired concept – at a price

Films such as Lincoln revitalised the genre by focusing on short periods – but are too many made, too soon, wonders Phil Hoad

Phil Hoad

09, Jan, 2014 @7:03 PM

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom will be last 'official' presidential screening

White House responds to accusations of biasing the Oscars after Lincoln and The Help benefit from 'Obama boost'

Ben Child

21, Nov, 2013 @11:41 AM

The Butler: all the presidents' men - in pictures

This awards season, one political heavyweight is The Butler, Lee Daniels' tale of a real-life butler (Forest Whitaker) who worked in the White House from the 1950s until the 1980s. Here's a sneak peak

05, Aug, 2013 @2:17 PM

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Mark Kermode's DVD round-up
Kathryn Bigelow's gripping action movie about the hunt for Bin Laden rises above the flak, writes Mark Kermode

Mark Kermode

08, Jun, 2013 @11:05 PM

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Spielberg and Day-Lewis may reunite on Thank You for Your Service

Lincoln director and star consider film based on David Finkel's book about soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder

Ben Child

05, Jun, 2013 @1:07 PM

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Oscars 2013: Daniel Day-Lewis collects record third Oscar with a smile
Lincoln star says he needs to 'lie down for a couple of years' as he dismisses attempts to label him greatest ever actor as 'daft'

Maev Kennedy and Catherine Shoard

25, Feb, 2013 @10:43 PM

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