Willem Dafoe

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Spider-Man at 20: the superhero film that changed blockbuster cinema
Sam Raimi’s charming, if patchy, 2002 adventure showed that mass audiences were eager for a new kind of superhero and the industry never looked back

Guy Lodge

03, May, 2022 @1:43 PM

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Why Nightmare Alley should win the best picture Oscar
Guillermo del Toro’s freaky bizarro noir is more than a well-dressed genre exercise, as Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett offer an acting masterclass

Andrew Pulver

23, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘Rivers run through us’: Willem Dafoe and Robert Macfarlane on why they made a film of the world’s great waterways
Made by the same team that shot Mountain, including director Jennifer Peedom, this stunning documentary captures the great power and beauty of rivers – and how vulnerable they are to a modern world they helped create

Steve Rose

18, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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River review – spectacular montage-doc goes to work on gushing waters
Revisiting a formula that worked well in Mountain, director Jennifer Peedom lets Willem Dafoe’s voiceover run away with bland generalities

Peter Bradshaw

16, Mar, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Saturday Night Live: Willem Dafoe makes the most of first time as host
The actor is a game lead for a mixed episode that includes sketches featuring Beauty and the Beast and a new R&B song

Zach Vasquez

30, Jan, 2022 @2:37 PM

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Willem Dafoe’s 20 best films – ranked!
As his new film Nightmare Alley hits cinemas, the possessor of Hollywood’s most piercing stare gets the ranked treatment

Andrew Pulver

20, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Nightmare Alley review – Guillermo del Toro’s trickster thriller is light on treats
Bradley Cooper leads a starry cast as an ambitious grifter in a sumptuously made noir that can’t quite grip us tightly enough

Benjamin Lee

06, Dec, 2021 @7:59 PM

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Siberia review – Willem Dafoe and Abel Ferrara on fine freaky form
Dafoe has gravitas as a barkeep on a journey of delusion and epiphany in Ferrara’s glacial, woozy dream-odyssey

Peter Bradshaw

23, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Hear me out: why Speed 2: Cruise Control isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers sticking up for maligned movies is a defense of the Sandra Bullock-starring action sequel

Scott Jordan Harris

26, Mar, 2021 @6:17 AM

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Zack Snyder's Justice League review – four hours of geek-pleasing grandeur | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Affleck and Cavill are as insipid as ever but this new cut adds operatic colour to vapid original – and a bold new ending

Peter Bradshaw

17, Mar, 2021 @10:03 AM

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Brothers in Arms review – Platoon's veterans hold their audience hostage
Gruelling, macho and punishingly dull: welcome to the making-of documentary about Oliver Stone’s Vietnam classic

Ellen E Jones

01, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Venice film festival 2020 roundup – against all the odds, a triumph
The hot ticket was a Pedro Almodóvar short – but who will most impress Cate Blanchett’s Golden Lion jury?

Jonathan Romney

12, Sep, 2020 @3:00 PM

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