As the cardinals deliberated in Rome last week, halfway around the world in Hollywood another Pope was being picked. A new television drama about the Vatican has selected as its pontiff an actor best known for playing Adolf Hitler.
Court hears Reeva Steenkamp was shot through bathroom door as details of tragic scene emerge
“I am making an appeal to the world – do not come to Bugarach.” Not the kind of pro-tourism message you’d expect from a mayor. But pity poor Jean-Pierre Delord of Bugarach in France, who is putting off visitors who believe his town’s Pic de Bugarach mountain is due to open up and spit out human-saving aliens during today’s Mayan-predicted apocalypse.
This is his fourth Paralympics but he is proud to have a GB able-bodied vest as well, he tells Simon Turnbull
No one ever mistook Tony Scott for a great dramatist. He was a director critics loved to hate for his slick barrage of images at the expense of story. The filmmaker did not dazzle the imagination with visions of lost or alien worlds, like brother Ridley Scott.
YouTube's inaugural film festival has selected 10 short films that it will send to the Venice Film Festival.
Britain in a Day
I finally "got" Wes Anderson the other day. Which is not to say that I hadn't "got" him before – in the sense of liking his work and always being willing to substitute his vision of the world for mine for an hour or two. Though I'm not very fond of fey art-house whimsy (see references to Miranda July passim), there has always been something about.
A household name in his native France, where Libération dedicated six pages as well as its front page to his passing, the visionary comic book artist Jean Giraud enjoyed a multi-faceted career.
They're the stealthy elite squad who killed Bin Laden, but now a team of real US Navy Seals have stepped out of the shadows to star in a movie
On screen Sigourney Weaveris fearless and Amazonian. Arifa Akbar finds out how the off-screen version measures up
On screen the actor is fearless and Amazonian. Arifa Akbar finds out how the off-screen version measures up
When Frankenstein met Wolf Man in 1948, they spawned a line of bastard movies that continues to today's monster mash-ups. Kaleem Aftab on the new wave of cross-genre films
The Wire made him everyone’s favourite baddie, Luther, everyone’s favourite cop. Tim Walker meets the master of modern crime drama
As Hollywood banks on sequels, Warner is planning to make Blade Runner 2. Tom Peck gets a glimpse of the future
Sam Rockwell has a reputation as a live wire, an American firecracker. The 42-year-old actor has played a handful of major leads – most notoriously, the possibly delusional game-show host Chuck Barris in George Clooney's wildly eccentric Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. And in 2009 he scored a personal best, playing opposite himself as an existentially troubled spaceman in Duncan Jones's acclaimed Moon. But Rockwell is still often found as a second stringer – amid the support casts of The Assassination of Jesse James...and Frost/Nixon, or playing a brattish villain in Iron Man 2, even upstaging Robert Downey Jr with sheer showboat obnoxiousness.