• Second World War in film: 20 of the best war movies ever made
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    Second World War in film: 20 of the best war movies ever made

    The most striking aspect of the commemorative events marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings last year was the testimony of the veterans who participated in the conflict and who spoke eloquently and movingly about the events of 6 June 1944.These interviews should be compulsory viewing so people understand the courage and sacrifice of a generation of men and women who displayed the “unconquerable resolve” the Queen spoke about during her speech in Portsmouth.

  • Issa Rae says academy must 'do better' after Oscars diversity row left her 'tired'
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    Issa Rae says academy must 'do better' after Oscars diversity row left her 'tired'

    Issa Rae said a slow-moving teleprompter led to her subtle-yet-searing quip about the Oscars’ lack of diversity.The ‘Insecure’ star went viral after reading out an all-male list of nominees for best director, then looking into the camera and saying “congratulations to those men”.

  • This quiz will help you decide what film to watch at Christmas
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    This quiz will help you decide what film to watch at Christmas

    You've been looking forward to taking a break all year, but now you've set everything up with blankets and mince pies you've drawn a blank on what you actually want to watch.Several new Christmas films come out every year - you've got far too many films to choose from, and most of them aren't much good anyway.

  • Christmas TV guide: All the movies to watch, from Paddington 2 to Mission: Impossible - Fallout
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    Christmas TV guide: All the movies to watch, from Paddington 2 to Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Christmas has the ability to make even the lousiest filmmaking feel warm and brilliant. Movies that are treacly and embarrassing become festive traditions, loudly mocked in the living room with family, yet affecting enough to somehow be watched every year.They’re similarly the perfect accompaniment to entirely shutting out the world. Nothing happens on Twitter, the news tends to be uneventful, and shopping centres across the land are hateful miniature apocalypses that no one with sense will dare to tread.

  • Tom Felton and Emma Watson share photos from Harry Potter cast reunion
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    Tom Felton and Emma Watson share photos from Harry Potter cast reunion

    Harry Potter cast members have reminisced about their time at Hogwarts with a reunion photo shoot.On Wednesday, Draco Malfoy actor Tom Felton shared Instagram photos of himself alongside Emma Watson, Evanna Lynch, Bonnie Wright, and Matt Lewis, who played the characters Hermoine Granger, Luna Lovegood, Ginny Weasley, and Neville Longbottom.

  • London East Asia Film Festival 2019: 10 unmissable movies from this year’s programme
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    London East Asia Film Festival 2019: 10 unmissable movies from this year’s programme

    Focusing on crisis, chaos and survival, this year’s London East Asia Film Festival is showcasing disaster comedies, psychological MeToo thrillers and some of the most over-the-top exciting action the world loves from East Asian cinema. This year also welcomes back a special collection focusing on women’s stories, showcasing many faceted tales across Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.With such a huge programme to choose from, here is a highlight of 10 films from this year’s festival that you might want to go and see.

  • US cinema cancels Joker screenings after ‘credible’ threat
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    US cinema cancels Joker screenings after ‘credible’ threat

    A cinema in California has cancelled screenings of the Joker following a “credible” threat, police in the state said.The film, starring Joaquin Phoenix as Batman's sadistic nemesis, has proved controversial for its portrayal of violence and there have been heightened security fears surrounding its release.

  • John Travolta is living for smaller films despite the negative reviews and comments
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    John Travolta is living for smaller films despite the negative reviews and comments

    John Travolta paces a Georgetown hotel room on a mid-August morning, imitating the pronounced physicality of a few of his more recent characters. He highlights his versatility by switching from the long strides of Robert Shapiro, an attorney in the FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, to the hesitant baby steps of Edna Turnblad, the protagonist’s anxious mother in the movie musical Hairspray. Satisfied with the demonstration, he eventually returns to the couch where he has been sipping an iced tea, specially requested with a slice of lemon.Travolta points out that he is bald, a beauty decision inspired in part by the rapper Pitbull, whose music video the veteran actor, 65, recently appeared in – a random fact he volunteers to back his claim that he’s in the “no regrets” stage of his career. That’s not to suggest he’s playing it safe, as that has never been his forte. He’s just taking on the projects he’s always wanted to take on, marketability be damned.

  • From Kes to Clockwork Orange, the 20 best British films
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    From Kes to Clockwork Orange, the 20 best British films

    On 1 September 1949, Carol Reed’s celebrated thriller The Third Man was released. It was an immediate hit and in the ensuing seven decades, The Third Man’s popularity has remained constant, with frequent appearances on TV and in the cinema, as well as a beautiful restoration in 2015.The film has also featured regularly in lists of the greatest films of all time, and many critics treasure it. It’s been 20 years now since the BFI placed The Third Man at the top of their own list of greatest British films, so perhaps it’s time for a reappraisal of the finest examples of British cinema.

  • Miley Cyrus says she was fired from Hotel Transylvania over cake photos and denies cheating allegations
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    Miley Cyrus says she was fired from Hotel Transylvania over cake photos and denies cheating allegations

    Miley Cyrus claims she was fired from animated film Hotel Transylvania after photos surfaced of her posing with a penis-shaped birthday cake for her then-boyfriend Liam Hemsworth.In a Twitter thread that’s been shared thousands of times, the 26-year-old singer also commented on her recent split with Hemsworth, among other controversies she has faced.

  • Lady and the Tramp live-action remake casts rescue dog
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    Lady and the Tramp live-action remake casts rescue dog

    The cast for the latest live-action Disney remake has been announced, and it includes an adorable leading pup.The feature will be a revival of the 1955 classic Lady and the Tramp, and it will star two real dogs. However, it is the casting of the male hero that has people fawning.

  • Can we guess how old you are based on your favourite Christmas films? Take our quiz
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    Can we guess how old you are based on your favourite Christmas films? Take our quiz

    It's Christmas Eve, which means it’s totally legitimate to get excited.One of the top activities over the holiday season is eating so much food that you can’t move meaning the only thing left to do is lie on a sofa, breathing heavily, binge watching a multitude of festive films.