Orson Welles

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What links The Lord of the Rings to Lenny Henry and the Beatles?
As Middle-earth buffs get ready for the new Rings of Power extravaganza, we follow Tolkien down the rabbit hole and find Orson Welles, Michael Gambon and the Fab Four

Larry Ryan

27, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The Magnificent Ambersons at 80: Orson Welles’ powerful but cursed drama
The multi-hyphenate’s follow-up to Citizen Kane was a nightmare production and a box office disappointment but remains a fascinating film about America

David Alexander

10, Jul, 2022 @6:11 AM

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Sally Kellerman obituary
American actor and singer who played Major Margaret Houlihan – ‘Hot Lips’ – in the 1970 film M*A*S*H

Ryan Gilbey

27, Feb, 2022 @1:23 PM

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Leonard Fenton obituary
Actor who performed in Beckett’s Happy Days and played the genial GP on EastEnders for 34 years

Anthony Hayward

01, Feb, 2022 @5:10 PM

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Macbeth movies have been foul and fair – Joel Coen’s is a stunner
The Tragedy of Macbeth follows in the footsteps of Orson Welles’s bold 1948 film, which showed how imagination can turn Shakespeare’s text into more than just a costume epic

Michael Billington

25, Jan, 2022 @6:43 AM

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TV tonight: A Discovery of Witches returns for a tantalising third and final series
Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer star once again. Plus: Monty Don goes in search of some Adriatic gardens. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Ali Catterall, Alexi Duggins and Simon Wardell

07, Jan, 2022 @6:20 AM

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Streaming: Mubi’s First Films season and other essential director debuts
Red Road, Citizen Kane, Reservoir Dogs… some debut features feel like anything but

Guy Lodge

01, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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New Deal For Artists: an unearthed film on how arts funding should work
For its 40th anniversary, the Orson Welles-narrated documentary about Franklin D Roosevelt’s post-depression artist program is getting a vital re-release

Charles Bramesco

19, May, 2021 @6:28 PM

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Norman Lloyd obituary
Veteran stage and screen actor, director and producer who worked with Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock

Ronald Bergan

12, May, 2021 @2:17 PM

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Hail car-park king Gareth Wild and his Covid-beating fantasy | Rebecca Nicholson
The story of the man who pulled into every spot at his local supermarket is the epitome of lockdown entertainment

Rebecca Nicholson

01, May, 2021 @4:30 PM

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The 50 best films of 2020 in the UK, No 9: Mank
David Fincher’s take on how Citizen Kane was made caused controversy but his loving tribute to the writer Herman J Mankiewicz is a visually stunning triumph

Andrew Pulver

08, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Mank review: David Fincher's sumptuous ode to old Hollywood
Gary Oldman plays Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz in Fincher’s stagey, method-style drama

Wendy Ide

05, Dec, 2020 @3:00 PM

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