(Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind) says to me…true love is still possible and you can put your faith in it.
Bruce Isaacs analyses the deceptively complex closing scene of Charlie Kaufman’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), starring Jim Carey and Kate Winslet.
The Love Witch
This is a thought-provoking, odd, shocking and beautiful movie about feminism, fantasy and film history.
This is not (quite) Downton-Abbey-in-India.
André Holland and Trevante Rhodes in Moonlight: it has seemed in recent years that queer films are just not Best Picture material.
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When Warren Beatty began his acting career in the 1950s, the idea of homosexual men at the centre of a cinematic story could not be countenanced. Moonlight still shows us lives generally absent from film screens.
The Lego Batman Movie.
The Lego Batman Movie is a worldwide box office smash – but have the filmmakers delved too much into the character's more 'toxic' elements?
There were red faces all round after the wrong film was given the award for Best Picture. But stranger things have happened.
It is difficult not to see the film as a vanity project for Wahlberg.
Aaron Pooled / AMPAS
The overwhelming politicism of this year’s awards have been overtaken by the Best Picture slip up.
Taraneh Alidousti and Shahab Hosseini in Iran’s The Salesman.
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The best of global cinema from Germany to Iran and Vanuatu.
Director Asghar Farhadi wins the award for best screenplay at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Their critiques may be more gentle, their attacks more circumspect – but they are resonant nonetheless. And when filmmakers like Farhadi confront Trump, they're on familiar turf: They've seen his type back home.
Zoolander 2, anyone?
Mahershala Ali and Alex R. Hibbert in Moonlight: one of the most beautiful films in recent years.
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There are five very good films nominated for the Best Picture gong and one extraordinary one.
Dale Robinette / Lionsgate
Another article about the politics of La La Land? This time it's personal.
Victoria Jones/PA Wire
Warhol has become one of the most well known artists in the world, but his work still has secrets to reveal.
Hidden Figures // Twentieth Century Fox
Until La La Land can star two actors of colour or two women in the leading roles, Hollywood will have a diversity problem.
BBC/Sid Gentle Films Ltd/Laurie Sparham
Why do alternative histories of a Nazified world again have such commercial and cultural traction?
The Great Wall, an epic US-Chinese coproduction.
Ultimately the controversy over the casting of Matt Damon as a "white saviour" in The Great Wall is baseless, as the film falls flat in other ways.
Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) in Fifty Shades Darker.
After Fifty Shades of Grey there was debate about its romanticisation of an abusive relationship. The sequel confirms that this wasn’t a misconception.
There is a growing mainstream appetite for things that would previously be considered “deviant” pursuits – and businesses are catching on.
Malachi Kirby as enslaved man Kunta Kinte, in the new adaptation of Roots.
The mondo film, for all its faults, encapsulates our tangled responses to the darkest moments of our collective history.