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Mary Poppins, The BFG and Spectre: your complete Christmas film guide
The best festive films, from the classic The Grand Budapest Hotel, to modern favourites such as Up and Brooklyn, plus the creepy baby from Twilight and everything in between

Paul Howlett and Phil Harrison

15, Dec, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Out of tune: the big star songs that were rejected for movie soundtracks
As Sufjan Stevens reveals his unused song for I, Tonya, here’s a look back at other artists, from Bruce Springsteen to Frank Ocean, who failed to make the final cut

Jon Bernstein

08, Dec, 2017 @3:51 PM

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Blade Runner 2049 to Bond 25: yes, Mr Villeneuve, we expect you to direct
Like Christopher Nolan, Sam Mendes and Peter Jackson, Villeneuve is a rare example of a visionary film-maker with franchise nous. Can he get the 007 gig?

Ben Child

11, Oct, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Why James Bond couldn't afford to lose Daniel Craig, a true Hollywood heavyweight
Craig’s sensitive and sometimes scary take on 007 morphed the franchise into a sleek supercar. No wonder its producers were so set on him staying

Andrew Pulver

16, Aug, 2017 @4:03 PM

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Say never again: why Daniel Craig should quit while he's ahead as Bond
When Sean Connery returned as James Bond after a 12-year hiatus, he tarnished his legacy. Craig, who has reportedly signed up for two more films, would do well to heed the lesson

Ben Child

07, Aug, 2017 @2:54 PM

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Spectre the most complained about film in 2015, say UK censors
BBFC received 40 complaints about 12A rating for James Bond film featuring eye gouging and head drilling

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

30, Jun, 2016 @11:01 PM

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Sam Smith quits social media over Oscars acceptance speech
Singer to take a break online after being mocked for claim to be the first openly gay man to receive an Academy Award

Guardian music

02, Mar, 2016 @10:24 AM

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Leonardo DiCaprio leads political charge at 2016 Oscars
The Academy Award ceremony saw a plethora of principled statements from the winners’ podium – with more than #OscarsSoWhite in their sights

Andrew Pulver

29, Feb, 2016 @12:44 PM

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Sam Smith: I want to dedicate my Oscar to the LGBT community
The singer referenced a Guardian interview with Ian McKellen about a lack of openly gay men winning Academy awards

Benjamin Lee

29, Feb, 2016 @4:43 AM

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Spectre; Taxi Tehran; Divorce Iranian Style; Runaway; Sleeping with Other People; Nina Forever – review
Daniel Craig works his way through the Bond playlist in Spectre. And Taxi Tehran takes a back seat

Guy Lodge

21, Feb, 2016 @7:00 AM

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UK and Ireland's £1.3bn box-office receipts set new record in 2015
Hits such as Spectre, Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens lead to a banner year at the cinema reflecting worldwide growth

Benjamin Lee

07, Jan, 2016 @11:17 AM

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All-conquering Star Wars can't deflect 5% year-on-year dip at UK box office
The Force Awakens sets light-speed pace with takings of £5.7m a day, but 2016 fails to match last year’s blockbuster-heavy opening session

Charles Gant

06, Jan, 2016 @10:45 AM

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