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From Elizabeth Debicki in The Crown to Kristen Stewart in Spencer: the best screen Dianas – ranked!
With Diana back on our screens, our film critic picks his favourite five performances

Peter Bradshaw

13, Nov, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Lights, camera, corgis! How movies tackled the enigma that was Elizabeth II
Wise, witty, patient, crisp, faintly martyred or skydiving with James Bond … our film critic looks at how cinema portrayed the monarch – and recalls the night she put him on the spot at Windsor Castle

Peter Bradshaw

12, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Kristen Stewart’s 20 best performances – ranked!
From Spencer to Still Alice, and now David Cronenberg’s bonkers new horror sci-fi Crimes of the Future, we rate the Twilight star’s finest work

Anne Billson

18, Aug, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Oscar nominations 2022: The Power of the Dog leads the pack
Jane Campion’s repressed western up for 12 prizes at 94th Academy Awards, with Dune scoring 10 nominations and Belfast and West Side Story both bagging seven

Catherine Shoard

08, Feb, 2022 @1:50 PM

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Aqua aerobics! Awkward sex! Justin Bieber! The best movie moments of 2021
Guardian writers discuss their favourite bits from some of the year’s finest films, from In the Heights to The Power of the Dog to Licorice Pizza

Pamela Hutchinson, Jordan Hoffman, Charles Bramesco, Lisa Wong Macabasco, Simran Hans, Adrian Horton, Scott Tobias, Radheyan Simonpillai, Benjamin Lee, Peter Bradshaw, Andrew Pulver and Guy Lodge

24, Dec, 2021 @8:02 AM

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Spencer review – Kristen Stewart’s Diana impersonation is enjoyably strange
Pablo Larraín’s overwrought fantasy, set during a stifling royal Christmas in 1991, offers an arthouse-bizarro version of Diana’s story

Peter Bradshaw

04, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Kristen Stewart on playing Diana: ‘I believe in a lingering energy. I took her in’
The actor is an uncanny likeness, but – with its creepy equerries and mountains of pastries – director Pablo Larraín has created a gothic horror out of the princess’s life. They tell us how they made Sandringham her Overlook Hotel

Charlotte Higgins

29, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Where does the Oscar race stand after this year’s big festivals?
With a more normal awards season on the way, it’s time to sift through what’s been loved and hated and look forward to what performances could make an impact

Benjamin Lee

27, Sep, 2021 @6:38 PM

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Venice film festival 2021 roundup – a formidably good year on the Lido
Big name directors at their best feature alongside daring visionaries from the farther realms of art cinema – but to whom will Bong Joon-ho’s jury award the Golden Lion?

Jonathan Romney

11, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Kristen Stewart felt Princess Diana gave her ‘sign off’ for Spencer role
Actor who plays the Princess of Wales in critically lauded drama says there were moments during the shoot when it felt as if Diana was ‘trying to break through’

Andrew Pulver

09, Sep, 2021 @9:43 AM

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Spencer review – Princess Diana’s disastrous marriage makes a magnificent farce
Kristen Stewart’s entirely compelling Di has no escape from the dress-up game of monarchy in Pablo Larraín’s unreverential movie

Xan Brooks

03, Sep, 2021 @2:15 PM

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Princess Diana film debuts at Venice as film industry aims for return to normality
Festival’s reputation as a predictor of award-winning fare seems set with films from Denis Villeneuve, Jane Campion, Edgar Wright, Paolo Sorrentino and Pedro Almodóvar

Andrew Pulver

31, Aug, 2021 @3:33 PM

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