Gordon-Levitt makes Snowden’s motives transparent without ever fully dropping his guard. It is reassuring that a film in which people are spied can still have a protagonist who remains essentially unknowable.
Tim Burton is not on board for the new Netflix original Pee-Wee movie, Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday. But the cult character has an equally influential benefactor these days: Judd Apatow.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sees two comic book heroes meet on the big screen for the first time. It’s the grudge match of the century, they say. But who really wants to see them go up against each other?
Relationships between women – in life and in the movies – are often as richly cinematic as their romantic counterparts.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we chat BBC Three drama Thirteen, stop-motion film Anomalisa, and the 2014 Alan Rickman film A Little Chaos.
Competition entrants had precisely 50 days to shoot and upload a 50-second film that incorporated in some form the number 50.
Ben Wheatley’s screen adaptation of Ballard's novel brings its dry wit to the fore.
Patricio Guzmán's films have brought the story of his country to the world. Yet this latest film lacks the clarity so central to his previous offerings.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we chat fictional podcast serial Alice Isn't Dead, BBC thriller The Night Manager, and 1993 romcom Benny & Joon.
This week, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival will bring some of the world's most moving films to the big screen. But should we feel guilty for enjoying them?
The production designer Ken Adam, famous for his work on Dr Strangelove and seven James Bond films, has died at the age of 95.
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