Whiplash

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JK Simmons: 'I still get emotional – how could the universe be so unfair?'
As Hollywood’s go-to character actor for kindly dads and stoic cops, Simmons was used to being overlooked for the big roles. But since winning an Oscar, he finally gets to play the lead – twice

Amy Nicholson

10, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Damien Chazelle: ‘I liked doing something that was the polar opposite of La La Land’
The Oscar-winning director on his new movie about the 1969 moon landing, that infamous best film mix-up, and finding time for a honeymoon

Killian Fox

07, Oct, 2018 @8:00 AM

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From Boyhood to Get Out – why the 2010s is my favourite film decade
The last seven years has given us career bests from visionary veterans and a horde of hungry up-and-comers ready to drag Hollywood into modernity. The death of cinema? We’ve never had it so good

Cath Clarke

29, Mar, 2018 @5:30 AM

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Readers recommend: songs that command or instruct | Peter Kimpton
Look sharp! Get on it! Don’t stop! This week it’s time to name songs that, whether in title or lyrics, employ the imperative form. Now get started … please … says Peter Kimpton

Peter Kimpton

26, Nov, 2015 @8:03 PM

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The best films of 2015 so far – UK
Gathering together the best movies released in the UK this year, updated weekly

Guardian film

01, Sep, 2015 @12:30 PM

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Michael Keaton and JK Simmons swing free of Kong: Skull Island
Scheduling conflicts blamed for key duo’s departure from latest big budget Hollywood monster epic Kong: Skull Island, which will revisit home of giant ape

Ben Child

02, Jul, 2015 @12:08 PM

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After two months of dragging, Japan rushes to see Whiplash
The Oscar nominee is still gaining remarkable momentum in east Asia after release eight weeks back, echoing its storming performance in South Korea

Catherine Shoard

19, Jun, 2015 @8:21 AM

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American Sniper; Ex Machina; Whiplash; The Spectacular Now; The Gambler; Shaun the Sheep Movie; Lost River – review
Clint Eastwood crafts a subtle and layered war tale, Alex Garland builds some creepy robots and Miles Teller puts in two fine performances

Guy Lodge

31, May, 2015 @6:00 AM

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Insurgent exploits YA gap and proves dauntless in France and Brazil
The second instalment of the Divergent series holds its ground at the global box office, but Sean Penn’s Gunman misfires

Phil Hoad

25, Mar, 2015 @1:09 PM

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Hunger games: when movie stars work for peanuts
Miles Teller was only paid $8,000 for starring in the Oscar-nominated Whiplash. But what’s the motivation for big names like Jennifer Lawrence and Cameron Diaz to work for low salaries (by Hollywood standards)?

Benjamin Lee

22, Mar, 2015 @6:00 PM

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Into the groove: Madonna screens Whiplash for her children
Singer says children were ‘mesmerised’ and ‘speechless’ at the violent Oscar-winning jazz drama – in the week she actually suffered whiplash from her Brits tumble

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

03, Mar, 2015 @10:52 AM

Viral video: House of Cards, Game of Thrones and Christina Aguilera
Frank Underwood gets the Sesame Street treatment, Big Bird does Oscar-winning Birdman and Mary Poppins sings death metal

Janette Owen

27, Feb, 2015 @7:22 AM

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