Jake Coyle

Largely virtual New York Fest to feature new films by Chloe Zhao, Steve McQueen, Azazel Jacobs

This year's New York Film Festival will be held largely virtually and in outdoor screenings, featuring new films from Chloe Zhao, Steve McQueen and Azazel Jacobs. 

14 Aug 2020

The big interview: Tom Hanks on the pandemic, Greyhound and wartime mentality

Since contracting COVID-19 in March, Tom Hanks has been, by most measures, busy.

07 Jul 2020

Obituary: Joel Schumacher, a brazen filmmaker who steered the Batman franchise into its most baroque territory

Joel Schumacher, the filmmaker who shepherded the Brat Pack to the big screen in St Elmo's Fire and steered the Batman franchise into its most baroque territory, has died. He was 80.

24 Jun 2020

Extraction phenomenon: How stuntmen are becoming Hollywood's go-to action directors

Some of today's top action directors were first doubles for Brad Pitt, Neo and Wolverine.

28 Apr 2020

Actress Honor Blackman, popular Bond girl of yesteryears, dies of natural causes at age 94

Honor Blackman, the British actress who took James Bond's breath away as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger and who starred as Cathy Gale in The Avengers, has died. She was 94.

07 Apr 2020

Ticket sales dive at US box office; lowest turnout in 20 years, many theatres opt to close down

Ticket sales plunged to their lowest levels in at least 20 years at North American movie theatres as the coronavirus pandemic led to one of Hollywood's worst weekends at the box office.

16 Mar 2020

Star couple isolated: Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus while filming in Australia

Tom Hanks and his actress-singer wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus, the actor said in a statement on Wednesday.

12 Mar 2020

Paramount halts Venice shoots of seventh Mission: Impossible film over coronavirus threats

Paramount Pictures on Monday halted production on the seventh Mission: Impossible film due to the new virus, as Hollywood began to more drastically adapt to the growing global outbreak.

25 Feb 2020

Snubbed by the Oscars, JLo and Adam Sandler pick up nods at 35th Spirit Awards 

The 35th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards will have a few things the Oscars won’t. Diverse nominees. Female filmmakers. And JLo.

08 Feb 2020

Oscar nominations on Monday morning: Who will be celebrating? Brad Pitt for sure

Who will be celebrating Oscar morning? Brad Pitt for sure. Jennifer Lopez almost certainly. And very possibly the Obamas, too.

13 Jan 2020

Q&A with Sam Mendes: 'We experience life as a single shot, editing is the gimmick'

After the juggling act of two Bond films, with their cadre of characters and armory of gadgets, Sam Mendes had something cleaner in mind for his next film.

20 Dec 2019

'I felt like Batman': Tom Hanks chats with Marielle Heller on playing Fred Rogers

Tom Hanks has never played a superhero. But when the actor recently donned a very simple cardigan sweater, and the slacks to go with it, he felt like one.

20 Nov 2019

The late James Dean comes alive in a new CGI film, sparks off an outcry among fans

James Dean hasn't been alive in 64 years, but the Rebel Without a Cause actor has been cast in a new film about the Vietnam War.

07 Nov 2019

'It's time to take time': The big interview with Scorsese, De Niro and Pacino on The Irishman

They come into the room not like the moveable Mount Rushmore that they are but like three old friends, energised by being in each other's company. They are chatting about movies.

31 Oct 2019

Robert Evans, fast-living producer of seminal '70s films Chinatown, The Godfather dies at 89

Robert Evans, the protean and fast-living Hollywood producer who backed such seminal 1970s films as Chinatown, The Godfather and Harold and Maude, has died. He was 89.

29 Oct 2019

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