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War, ideology and food fights: Czechoslovak cinema in the Sixties

Movies

War, ideology and food fights: Czechoslovak cinema in the Sixties

by James Oliver

This was a true Golden Age of film, and it ought to inspire more Golden Ages in future.
Movie Advent #11: Die Hard

Christmas

Movie Advent #11: Die Hard

by Harriet Marsden

What is it about this wildly popular action movie that so captures people’s Yuletide mindsets?
The women behind the franchises

Movies

The women behind the franchises

by Alexander Larman

JK Rowling, Kathleen Kennedy and Barbara Broccoli represent a new type of movie mogul.
Brexit Deal-Watch 11: Suspended animation

Politics

Brexit Deal-Watch 11: Suspended animation

by Matthew d'Ancona

Theresa May has postponed the vote on her proposed Brexit deal and the edge of the cliff, down which the losers will tumble, is starting to look awfully close.
Movie Advent #10: Three Wishes for Cinderella

Christmas

Movie Advent #10: Three Wishes for Cinderella

by James Oliver

A festive favourite across mainland Europe, this film deserves a chance to shine as a classic in the UK.
A portrait of winter

Art

A portrait of winter

by Thomas McMullan

Feeling the chill? These are the seasonal masterpieces that make the most of the colder temperatures.
A world without ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ is a world I don’t want to live in

Christmas

A world without ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ is a world I don’t want to live in

by Olive Pometsey

Mariah Carey’s festive song has become a seasonal staple and it doesn’t show signs of waning.
Movie Advent #9: Three Godfathers

Movies

Movie Advent #9: Three Godfathers

by Peter Hoskin

This story of death and family in the American West is actually more Christmassy than most other Christmas movies.
Say happy birthday to his little friend!

Movies

Say happy birthday to his little friend!

by Matthew d'Ancona

It's been 35 years since the release of Brian De Palma's classic 'Scarface'.
Movie Advent #8: The Bishop’s Wife

Christmas

Movie Advent #8: The Bishop’s Wife

by Lucy Scholes

Henry Koster’s 1947 film might in the shadow of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, but it’s still worth a watch.
A love letter to Jim Morrison and Los Angeles, 75 years on

Music

A love letter to Jim Morrison and Los Angeles, 75 years on

by Faye Fearon

Three quarters of a century have passed since The Doors’s front man’s birth, but his free spirit still appeals to a modern millennial audience.
Advent Movie #7: Nativity!

Movies

Advent Movie #7: Nativity!

by Olive Pometsey

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a slightly naff but brilliant staging of the nativity story.
The Avengers trailer sets the tone for a grand finale to an 11-year adventure

Movies

The Avengers trailer sets the tone for a grand finale to an 11-year adventure

by Matthew d'Ancona

Our first look at the latest Marvel film is poignant for a number of reasons.
Weekend Watch: Stories We Tell

Movies

Weekend Watch: Stories We Tell

by Lucy Scholes

Our writer recommends Sarah Polley’s 2012 tour de force, a documentary about her own family.
Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host amid homophobia row

Movies

Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host amid homophobia row

by Simon Doherty

Yeah, that's probably for the best.
There was only one Pete Shelley

Music

There was only one Pete Shelley

by Matthew d'Ancona

The co-founder of Buzzcocks has passed away aged 63.
The Golden Globes 2019 nominations are in

Movies

The Golden Globes 2019 nominations are in

by Drugstore Culture

Here's the list in full.
Movie Advent #6: Edward Scissorhands

Christmas

Movie Advent #6: Edward Scissorhands

by Harriet Marsden

‘This gothic fairy tale about an artificial human with scissors for hands is, to me, one of the most honest and beautiful of all the festive films.’