Review: Manchester By The Sea (15)

Manchester by the Sea is the latest from Kenneth Lonergan. An acclaimed playwright turned screenwriter, he made his movie mark with the much-loved indie hit You Can Count on Me, but his follow-up, the ambitious, 9/11-themed Margaret, became embroiled in a nightmare lawsuit that delayed its release by six years.

OLD SCHOOL:  Ryan Gosling as Sebastian Wilder and Emma Stone as Mia Dolan.  PA Photo/Lionsgate.  PA Feature FILM Reviews.

Review: La La Land (12A)

True to its title, La La Land seems to be inspiring the kind of head-over-heels reverie usually only displayed by those who have either fallen in love or joined a religious cult.

Joseph Fiennes and Michael Jackson

Sky pulls Michael Jackson drama starring Joseph Fiennes

A SKY TV drama featuring Joseph Fiennes as the pop star Michael Jackson has been scrapped, following a backlash by the late singer’s family.

MONSTER MOVIE: Kate Beckinsale and Theo James in Underworld: Blood Wars. Picture: PA Photo/Sony.

Review: Underworld: Blood Wars (15)

According to the monster movie mythology, sunlight and wooden stakes are the only sure-fire methods to end an immortal vampire’s bloodthirsty reign of terror.

JOURNEYMAN:  Ben Affleck as Joe Coughlin in Live By Night. PICTURE: PA Photo/Warner Bros.

Review: Live By Night (15)

Ben Affleck’s journey as a filmmaker has been intrinsically linked to Boston, where he grew up and caught the acting bug.

A-LIST STARS: Michelle Williams as Randi in Manchester By The Sea.  Pictured: PA Photo/Studio Canal.

Oscar condender

Last weekend Casey Affleck picked up a Golden Globe for his role in Manchester by the Sea. He spoke to Alistair Harkness.

EARLY WAKENING: Chris Pratt as Jim Preston and Jennifer Lawrence as Aurora Dunn. PICTURE: PA Photo/Sony. WARNING:

Review: Passengers (12A)

Mankind searches for new planets to inhabit and the Starship Avalon launches, loaded with 258 crew and 5,000 passengers in deep sleep, bound for the distant colony of Homestead II.

TIME TRAVEL: Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch and Aguilar de Nerha. Picture : PA Photo/Fox UK. WARNING:

Review: Assassins’s Creed

Based on a video game series, Assassin’s Creed is a dour time-travelling fantasy that swiftly somersaults into absurdity and incomprehension for almost two hours of special effects-laden hack and slash, that ebbs and flows between present day Madrid and 1492 Andalucia.

Claire Foy with the award for best actress in a TV series drama for "The Crown"

Royal flush as Britain sweeps boards at Golden Globes

IT IS a drama that cuts to the heart of the British establishment, yet relatively few people here have seen, or even heard of it.

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Meryl Streep, Gwyneth Paltrow and George Lucas among stars at memorial to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

THEIR celebrity spanned Hollywood’s generations, and their passing brought together a cast list like no other.

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Om Puri

Death of Bollywood legend Om Puri at 66

THE film world has been mourning the death of the revered Bollywood actor Om Puri, whose many roles included an award-winning turn as the taxi driving father of a radicalised Islamic militant in Bradford.

FAMILY TIES: A scene from A Monster Calls.  PICTURE CREDIT: PA Feature Film Reviews.

Review: A Monster Calls

Adapted by Patrick Ness from his award-winning novel, A Monster Calls is a tender coming of age story that will strike a chord with anyone who has lost a loved one to terminal illness.

FAIRYTALE ROMANCE: Emma Watson and Dan Stevens star in Beauty and the Beast which will be in cinemas in March.  Picture: PA Photo/2016 Disney Enterprises Inc.

On the big screen

As another film year begins, Damon Smith looks at some of the blockbusters, dramas, comedies and potential Oscar winners.


Review: Silence

A moment of silence can be awkward, meaningful, baffling, revelatory, suspenseful or soothing.

Debbie Reynolds, who has died barely a day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher. (Photo: PA)

'I want to be with Carrie': The final words of Debbie Reynolds

Actor and singer Debbie Reynolds has died, barely a day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher.

If Ursula Andress had surfaced in Hull...

Hooray for Hullywood!

BY the rocky Khyber Pass in East Park on a dank December day, Richard Hall is stripping off to become Wolverine – the mutant superhero of Marvel Comics.

Finn Atkins as Charlotte;  Charlie Murphy and Chloe Pirrie as Anne and Emily. The cast filmed on the Yorkshire moors in suitably wuthering weather.

Tragic yet immortal: The Brontës’ unhappy valley

Within nine months, from the September of 1848, through to the May of the following year, three prodigious talents died. The first to go was the older brother, aged a mere 31. In the December a younger sister died. She was just 30. And then in the late spring of 1849, another sibling’s short life was over. She was only 29. The first two died at their home on the Yorkshire moors. The last was at Scarborough. Welcome to to the tragic tale of the Brontës which Sally Wainwright has chosen to focus on for her latest drama.

YP Comment: From Hull to Hollywood

YP Comment: From Hull to Hollywood

ANTHONY Minghella was a student in Hull and later became a lecturer there before going on to establish himself as a Hollywood great, so it is fitting that the place he once called home is honouring the much-missed film director with a special retrospective as part of next year’s UK City of Culture celebrations.

Dick Van Dyke in the original Mary Poppins film (Photo: YouTube)

Dick Van Dyke to star in Mary Poppins sequel at 91

Dick Van Dyke will dust off his sweeping brush after confirming he will appear in the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel.

Juliette Binoche in Anthony Minghella's The English Patient

In its year as city of culture, a unique honour from Hull for Anthony Minghella

HE CARVED out a glittering career in Hollywood which was responsible for some of the most critically-acclaimed films of recent years before his life was tragically cut short at the age of just 54.

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