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Why this movie is the most important of the Trump era | Jack Bernhardt

Nine Lives may be a film about Kevin Spacey being turned into a cat. But it speaks directly to Donald Trump, telling him to change. Its an attempt to alter the course of humanity Great art speaks truth to power: Shakespeares King Lear, Picassos Guernica, Atwoods The Handmaids Tale. It provokes, it challenges, it implores […]

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Ben Affleck: My wildest dreams have come true, but at a price

Hes as famous for dating Jennifer Lopez as for winning Oscars, but Ben Affleck takes it all in his stride. He talks Trump, gangsters and surviving Hollywood with his best buddy Matt Damon Inside the glass-fronted office that is home to Pearl Street Films in Santa Monica, visitors are greeted by its owners, if not […]

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Hilarious realist: Carrie Fisher was the person everyone would want to sit next to at a wedding | Hadley Freeman

The actor and writer was extraordinary: a woman the same onscreen as off, who could turn addiction and self-loathing into cynical, life-affirming gold During the later decades of her life, Carrie Fisher became better known for her persona than her actual achievements, although she would probably argue that the shaping of this persona was an […]

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Carrie Fisher obituary

Actor who played Princess Leia in Star Wars was also known for her bristling intellect and writing that mixed candour, sweetness and wit Carrie Fisher, actor best known as Star Wars Princess Leia, dies aged 60 A less distinctive and eccentric performer than Carrie Fisher, who has died after a heart attack aged 60, might […]

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The 50 funniest films chosen by comedians

From the canonical to the controversial, and in no particular order, we asked 10 standups to pick 50 movies that make them giggle. They made some surprising choices Sarah Millican. Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer Sarah Millican After winning the best newcomer award at the Edinburgh festival in 2008 with Sarah Millicans Not Nice, […]

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Moana almost as hot as Frozen but Beatty and Pitt allied in box office woe

Disney animated misses Thanksgiving record but tops US box office while Rules Dont Apply and Allied flop as older audiences slow to warm up Disneys South Pacific animated tale Allied opened with a mediocre $18m over five days. The Paramount Pictures release, directed by Robert Zemeckis, cost a hefty $85m to make. But for a […]

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Angelina Jolie to retain custody of six children with Brad Pitt getting ‘therapeutic visits’

Agreement reached by the actors comes after Jolie filed for divorce in September for the health of the family Angelina Jolie will continue to have sole custody of her six children with Brad Pitt in a joint agreement reached by the actors, a representative for the actress has said. The agreement calls for the former […]

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