Michael Keaton with Edward Norton in Birdman

The dark art of filming an Oscar dead cert: A film critic reveals all

Every shot in 'Birdman' prompts even non-experts to ask 'How did they do that?' Here, David Thomson explains why it is creating such a buzz and is worth an Academy Award for its cinematography alone
Jake Gyllenhaal stars alongside Mélanie Laurent in 'Enemy'

Jake Gyllenhaal interview: The Enemy star on why he is so committed to complicated characters

The actor reveals why he has resolved to make difficult work

Tales from the cryptanalyst: Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Imitation Game'

From Foxcatcher to Selma: Key films in contention for Bafta and Oscar glory in 2015

Who will clean up when the red carpets are rolled out?

Michael Keaton and Edward Norton star in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman

From Birdman to Foxcatcher: Oscar-tipped films out in January and February 2015

Time to head for cinemas to catch some of the best new movies around

Eddie Redmayne plays Stephen Hawking as the first signs of Motor Neurone Disease begin to show in his body

From Birdman to The Theory of Everything: Best films to see in the cinema on New Year's Day

Nurse your hangover with some of the year's most acclaimed films

Ellar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke in Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’. Shot over 12 years, the film features untrained and trained actors

Best films of 2014: From Boyhood to Mr Turner

Transformers 4 gets a special mention as Turkey of the year

Amy Adams attends The Weinstein Company's Big Eyes Los Angeles special screening in partnership with Lexus at Ace Hotel on 9 December, 2014

Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

The actress hadn't wanted to take the role, because she'd had enough of playing victims. But then she had a daughter, and saw the artist in a new light

L to R: Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Captain America (Chris Evans) & Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in Avengers Assemble

From Marvel to Star Wars: The rise of cinema’s shared universes

The fictional worlds of our favourite films are growing, but is this a good thing?

Best underrated Christmas movies: From Trading Places to While You Were Sleeping

They might not win Oscars, but these 12 festive flicks are worth getting the DVD player out for this Twelfth Night

Dark matter: Phoebe Fox

Phoebe Fox on the Woman in Black, Zoella and Kim Kardashian

Phoebe Fox, star of the new 'Woman in Black' film, explains how she swept floors to fund her way through drama school.

Bill Nighy stars in Richard Curtis' 2003 rom-com Love Actually

Best Christmas romcoms: From Love Actually and The Holiday to When Harry Met Sally

'Tis the season to kick back on the sofa armed with popcorn and mince pies

9 things the Sony hack has taught us about Hollywood

The Sony cyber-attack gives a rare insight into the film business. Tim Walker reports from LA

The 10 best alternative Christmas films

There's no sign of Santa, but these festive flicks will get you in the mood for turkey and mince pies

A still from The Interview, showing Randall Park as Kim Jong-Un

From A Clockwork Orange to Straw Dogs, the banned films that reveal The Interview's silver lining

Sony could have a cult classic on their hands yet

Future direction: Christopher Nolan on set and on location during the making of ‘Interstellar’

Interstellar director Christopher Nolan defends himself against 'mumbling' complaints

Nolan is one of the most-successful directors in the world - but that doesn't make him immune from the nit-pickers who have found fault with the sound in Interstellar

Latest Video
Arts and Entertainment

Will Poulter will play the shape-shifting monsterfilm
Arts and Entertainment

books
Arts and Entertainment
Paul Hollywood

'Whether he left is almost immaterial'TV
Arts and Entertainment

game of thrones reviewWarning: spoilers

Arts and Entertainment
The original Star Wars trio of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill

George Osborne confirms Star Wars 8 will film at Pinewood Studios in time for 4 May

film

Arts and Entertainment
Haunted looks: Matthew Macfadyen and Timothy Spall star in ‘The Enfield Haunting’

North London meets The Exorcist in eerie suburban drama

TV

The Independent
 
The Independent on Google+
i100
i100 on Google+
i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web
  • Get to the point
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    Career Services

    Day In a Page

    A
    Independent Travel
    Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
    Seven Cities of Italy
    Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
    Prague, Budapest and Vienna
    Lake Garda
    Minoan Crete and Santorini
    Prices correct as of 1 May 2015
    Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

    Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

    Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
    Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

    Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

    Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
    China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

    China's influence on fashion

    At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
    Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

    The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

    Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
    Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

    Rainbow shades

    It's all bright on the night
    'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

    Bread from heaven

    Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
    Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

    How 'the Axe' helped Labour

    UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
    Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

    The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

    A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
    Welcome to the world of Megagames

    Welcome to the world of Megagames

    300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
    'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

    Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

    Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
    Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

    Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

    The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
    Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

    Vince Cable exclusive interview

    Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
    Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

    Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

    Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
    Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

    It's time for my close-up

    Meet the man who films great whites for a living
    Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

    Homeless people keep mobile phones

    A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before