Oscars 2011

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Film festivals: which is top dog?

Cannes, which has announced its 2012 line-up, has some serious competition. As Tribeca begins and ahead of Sundance London, our critics examine the big hitters on the film festival circuit

Peter Bradshaw, Henry Barnes, Andrew Pulver, Catherine Shoard

19, Apr, 2012 @7:00 PM

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Burnley celebrates victory in long campaign for direct rail links

Developers unlock £50 million for the Weavers' Triangle after government funding is guaranteed to improve connections to Manchester, London - and Hollywood

Martin Wainwright

07, Nov, 2011 @2:32 PM

Anne Hathaway set to take lead in film of Les Misérables
After bizarre Oscar-night rendition of On My Own, star may appear in Tom Hooper's film version of epic musical

Catherine Shoard

31, Aug, 2011 @11:40 AM

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Kevin Brownlow: a life in the movies

Kevin Brownlow has won a lifetime-achievement Oscar and made superb films. So why isn't he better known, asks Philip Horne

Philip Horne

22, Jul, 2011 @10:55 PM

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James Franco felt 'trapped' as Oscars co-host
The actor has defended his stint as co-host of this year's Academy Awards, saying he didn't feel comfortable with the material he was given

Ben Child

11, Jul, 2011 @2:03 PM

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Strangers No More celebrates Oscar win at Israel's melting pot school
Academy award-winning documentary hands round its statuettes at Tel Aviv school, despite many pupils facing deportation

Conal Urquhart in Tel Aviv

20, Jun, 2011 @4:33 PM

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Anne Hathaway: Oscars criticism was 'tough'
Actor defends hosting of 'worst ever' Academy Awards, claiming critical response didn't match reaction she hears from public

Ian J Griffiths

08, Apr, 2011 @3:37 PM

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The King's Speech scriptwriter signed up for 1940 Olympics film
Ian J Griffiths: David Seidler, who won an Oscar for his The King’s Speech screenplay, is set to write the true story of the POW Olympics

Ian J Griffiths

24, Mar, 2011 @3:59 PM

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James Franco ridicules Oscars writer over hosting criticism
Oscars co-host took to Twitter to mock Bruce Vilanch, who had criticised his performance at the awards

Ben Child

22, Mar, 2011 @12:08 PM

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Special effects expert cleared over death on set of The Dark Knight
Oscar winner Christopher Corbould found not guilty of failing to ensure safety of cameraman killed while filming Batman movie

Ben Child

15, Mar, 2011 @11:51 AM

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Producer's daughter drops The King's Speech Oscar
It was an awards bash to remember as Simon Egan's 15-month-old child damages his Academy award

Xan Brooks

08, Mar, 2011 @3:11 PM

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James Franco brings River Phoenix back to life
Joe Utichi: Eighteen years after his death, unseen footage of the My Own Private Idaho star has been crafted into a compelling new film

Joe Utichi

07, Mar, 2011 @2:34 PM

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