Sean Penn

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Superpower review – Sean Penn’s Zelenskiy documentary lacks insight
Actor embedded himself with the Ukrainian president during a time of crisis, but his film feels like a missed opportunity

Lauren Mechling

19, Sep, 2023 @7:20 AM

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‘He was born for this moment’: Sean Penn on his film with Zelenskiy
On the first day of the Russian invasion, Penn was in Ukraine making a documentary about Zelenskiy – he discusses their bromance, and the qualities that make him inspiring

David Smith

18, Sep, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Sean Penn: Will Smith slap wouldn’t have happened if Oscars had let Zelenskiy speak
The actor, whose documentary Superpower is about Ukraine’s president, spoke in an interview about Smith’s ‘worst moment as a person’

Andrew Pulver

14, Sep, 2023 @12:37 PM

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Daddio review – Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn take a bumpy ride
The two stars do their best with a psychologically limited two-hander that takes place in a taxi from JFK airport to Manhattan

Benjamin Lee in Toronto

10, Sep, 2023 @9:15 PM

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First trailer for Sean Penn’s Ukraine documentary Superpower released
‘We are just ordinary people who want to live in our country,’ says President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in activist actor’s forthcoming documentary

Catherine Shoard

24, Aug, 2023 @12:23 PM

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Black Flies review – Sean Penn paramedic drama tries to grapple the horror
Fresh-faced rookie Tye Sheridan is led through a world of medical grimness by a grizzled Penn in a tale full of lifeless cliche

Peter Bradshaw

18, May, 2023 @10:30 PM

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Digested week: Hugh Grant plays the prat instead of the dumb Oscars game
Meanwhile Dawn French masters the art of a great show title, and are we all over-hydrated?

Emma Brockes

17, Mar, 2023 @11:27 PM

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Sean Penn says US has to accept ‘level of shame’ for not arming Ukraine faster
Actor and filmmaker speaks out at premiere of his documentary about president Voldoymyr Zelenskiy

Dan Sabbagh in Berlin

18, Feb, 2023 @12:46 PM

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How Zelenskiy became Hollywood’s man of the hour
From Ben Stiller to Jessica Chastain, celebrities have embraced Ukraine’s president and offered support to the country’s war effort

Isobel Koshiw in Kyiv

08, Jan, 2023 @9:08 AM

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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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Timothy Hutton on The Sex Party: ‘Do I think it will be controversial? I don’t know …’
He won an Oscar at 20 for Ordinary People, acted with the ‘brat pack’ and worked with Polanski and Lumet. As the star makes his London stage debut, he looks back – and anticipates giving audiences a shock

Sarfraz Manzoor

14, Nov, 2022 @1:13 PM

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Sean Penn loans his Oscar to Ukraine’s president Zelenskiy
Actor presented his statuette to the president in Kyiv, telling him: ‘When you win, bring it back to Malibu’

Andrew Pulver

09, Nov, 2022 @11:24 AM

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