Film review: The Shape of Water (15)

Director Guillermo Del Toro tends to be at his best when rooting fantasy horror in real-life horror.

TRUE STORY: Ray Corasani as Ayoub in the 15:17 to Paris.

Review: The 15:17 to Paris (15)

Based on the non-fiction book The 15:17 To Paris: The True Story Of A Terrorist, A Train, And Three American Soldiers, director Clint Eastwood’s propulsive thriller casts three real-life heroes as themselves in a dramatisation of a 2015 attack on board a train travelling from Amsterdam to the French capital.

Undated film still handout from The Shape of Water. Pictured: (L-R) Sally Hawkins as Elisa Esposito and Octavia Spencer as Zelda Fuller. See PA Feature SHOWBIZ Film Del Toro. Picture credit should read: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Fox Searchlight Pictures. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature SHOWBIZ Film Del Toro.

Love Story

Guillermo Del Toro’s fantasy romance The Shape Of Water has been nominated for 13 Oscars. He spoke to Laura Harding.

SEW GOOD: Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps in Phantom Thread.Picture: PA Photo/Focus Features/Universal Pictures/Laurie Sparham

Film review: Phantom Thread (15)

If Daniel Day-Lewis is genuinely going to make good on his recent retirement announcement, he couldn’t have picked a better swansong than Phantom Thread.

LEGAL ADVICE: Denzel Washington in Roman J Israel, Esq.

Film reivew: Roman J Israel, Esq (12A)

In 2014, screenwriter Dan Gilroy made an impressive directorial debut with the incendiary thriller Nightcrawler, which journeyed inside the twisted mind of an amoral cameraman, who sells footage of fatal traffic accidents to news stations.

CHILLER: Jason Clarke as Eric Price and Helen Mirren as Sarah Winchester in Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built.

Helen Mirren talks about her new ghostly movie

In her latest film the Hollywood star tackles the supernatural thriller genre for the first time in her career. Gemma Dunn reports.

MOVING: Sam Clafin as Captain Stanhope in Journeys End.

Review: Journey’s End (12A)

Released to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, director Saul Dibb’s thoughtful tour of duty with British soldiers on the front line expands R C Sherriff’s moving 1928 stage play without sacrificing too much of the psychological intensity.

Inside the little cinema at Leeds Industrial Museum, used by Minicine.

The village roadshow on region’s smallest big screens

Tucked away behind the Old Swan and the Post Office, the little village hall in the Dales town of Gargrave will witness a cinematic happening this evening.


VIDEO PREVIEW: Space travel, robot sex, new music and Leeds United film memories - Leeds International Festival is back

Space travel, the ethics of robot sex, film score commissions, intimate audiences with…and some serious tunes ,  Leeds International Festival returns April 28 to May 12.

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Film Director Francis Lee. Picture by Simon Hulme.

My Yorkshire: Film director Francis Lee, Bafta nominated for God’s Own Country, reveals his favourite people and places

Theatre, film and TV actor Francis Lee was born on his family’s farm in Soyland, West Yorkshire and his film God’s Own Country, which he wrote and directed, has been nominated for a Bafta.

DUTY: Bryan Cranston as Sal, Steve Carell as Doc and Laurence Fishburne as Mueller in Last Flag Flying. Picture credit : PA Photo/Lionsgate Films/Wilson Webb.

Big interview: Bryan Cranston talks about his new movie

In his latest film, Last Flag Flying, Bryan Cranston plays a troubled Vietnam veteran. He spoke to Georgia Humphreys.

VETERAN: Bryan Cranston in Last Flag Flying.

Review: Last Flag Flying (15)

No stranger to making extraordinary films out of ordinary situations, Boyhood director Richard Linklater turns his gaze on the after-effects of war with Last Flag Flying, a road movie about a trio of ageing Vietnam veterans – played by Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne and Bryan Cranston – who reunite to help Carell’s character, Doc, transport the body of his son home after he’s killed in Iraq in 2003.

Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in a scene from "Darkest Hour."

Oscars: Mr and ex-Mrs Gary Oldman lead British charge on Hollywood’s biggest night

GARY Oldman and his former off-screen wife, Lesley Manville, will be among the British stars leading the charge on Hollywood at next month’s Academy Awards.

Gary Oldman accepts the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for "Darkest Hour" at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

‘Hard to be a man’ in movies – unless you’re Gary Oldman

It may be, as the actor William H Macy observed, “hard to be a man” in Hollywood these days – but the British star Gary Oldman was proving an exception.

STAR ACTS: Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star in The Post which goes on general release today.

Big movie interview: Spielberg, Streep and Hanks together

As newspaper drama The Post opens, Laura Harding talks to Steven Spielberg and stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.

FILM EXPERT: Andrew Collins will be hosting From Hollywood with Love.

Classical: Music for film lovers

Does the recording industry act as a barometer of public trends, or is it responsible for creating new vogues? It’s been the conundrum for years in the world of classical music, and at the present time we have a glut of new film music recordings.

Coming to Harrogate - A spectacular scene from Into Twin Galaxies, showing as part of this years Banff Mountain Film Festival tour.

Exhilarating film festival in Harrogate may change your life

Exciting, exhilarating and eye-opening, if Banff Mountain Film Festival doesn’t inspire you to do something adventurous in the great outdoors, it tends, at least, to make you think about doing so.
PERIOD DRAMA: A Woman's Life is released in selected cinemas today.

Review: A Woman’s Life (12A)

An aristocratic young noblewoman discovers that the course of true love is littered with stinging disappointments in director Stephane Brize’s handsome award-winning period drama set in 19th century Normandy, which is adapted from the
novel penned by Guy de Maupassant.

STAND-OFF: Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand in Three Billboads Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Picture:  PA Photo/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

The big interview: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing

Frances McDormand’s grieving mother takes revenge in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Laura Harding reports.

Joanna Lumley attending the EE British Academy Film Awards nominations announcement

Miss Lumley and a creature from the deep sweep Baftas

A DARK fantasy about a mute laboratory worker who falls in love with a captured amphibian creature has dominated the nominations for next month’s Bafta Film Awards, which were unveiled yesterday alongside the ceremony’s new host, Joanna Lumley.

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