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Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi: ‘Global recognition is double-edged’
He has been detained at airports and told never to return to Iran. But the director, who could be about to win his third Oscar, refuses to be silenced about outrages in his own country – and in the west

Steve Rose

10, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The best movies of 2021 … that you didn’t see
Guardian writers pick their favourite hidden gems from the year including a jumpy supernatural thriller and a tender queer romance

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

30, Dec, 2021 @7:04 AM

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Adam McKay: ‘Leo sees Meryl as film royalty – he didn’t like seeing her with a lower back tattoo’
After politics in Vice and finance in The Big Short, director McKay is taking on the climate crisis in his star-studded ‘freakout’ satire Don’t Look Up

Steve Rose

13, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The secret history of Sesame Street: ‘It was utopian – it’s part of who we all are’
In 1970, David Attie was sent to photograph the birth of the kids’ landmark TV show as part of a cold war propaganda drive by the US government. But these newly found images are just one part of the programme’s radical history

Steve Rose

11, Dec, 2021 @9:45 AM

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Paolo Sorrentino: ‘Let’s say that almost everything is true’
In his new, semi-autobiographical film The Hand of God, the Italian auteur reflects on a tragedy that still haunts him

Steve Rose

03, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Minari’s Youn Yuh-jung: ‘I’m very strange-looking, in a good way’
As the London Korean film festival kicks off, Youn Yuh-jung, talks about how her portrayals of racy grannies and scheming maids scandalised the nation

Steve Rose

04, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Colin Kaepernick’s latest stand: the TV show that shares his fascinating truth
Trump called him a ‘son of a bitch’ for taking the knee, but he stood firm – at huge cost. Now, in Ava DuVernay’s illuminating new show about his life, the football star likens NFL recruitment to a 19th-century slave market

Steve Rose

29, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Eternals review – magic hour meets PowerPoint in Chloe Zhao’s Marvel yarn
The Nomadland director manages to get some nice-looking shots and personal drama in her superhero debut, but there’s just too much mythology to explain

Steve Rose

24, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Horror king Jason Blum: ‘You have to find new ways to get under people’s skin’
The producer behind Get Out, Paranormal Activity, the Purge series and now Halloween talks about Blumhouse’s runaway success, gun control and giving new talent a leg up

Steve Rose

15, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘People shunned me like hot lava’: the runner who raised his fist and risked his life
At the 1968 Olympics, Tommie Smith, winner of the men’s 200 metres, stood on the podium and lifted his hand to protest racism. That moment would end his running career – and shake the world

Steve Rose

14, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘I went wherever there was fighting’: how Sam the Wheels filmed Brixton ablaze
From the tumult of the uprisings to everyday scenes, Clovis Salmon’s jerky camera captured Black British life. As his work hits the big screen, we meet the 94-year-old known as Sam the Wheels

Steve Rose

04, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Jeffrey Wright: ‘There’s a relentless, grotesque debasement of language in the US’
Cinema’s classiest actor on being wooed by Wes Anderson for The French Dispatch, playing Bond’s CIA buddy Felix and why he’s fighting for thinkers in an age of vulgarity

Steve Rose

02, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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