Gaspar No: ‘Six people walked out of Climax? No! I usually have 25%’

The directors violent, sexually charged films repel as many viewers as they entrance but at Cannes, almost everyone loved his latest, LSD-soaked dance drama Climax. So where did he go wrong? The Cannes equivalent of a Sunday service is the 8.30am screening of Gaspar Nos Climax, in a basement cinema beside the casino. Once inside, […]

A queer, diverse Nancy Drew: is this how to keep children’s classics alive?

The girl detective and Little Women are both being updated to include LGBTQ and multiethnic characters to cater for a new generation of readers but this doesnt always work When the news broke that Nancy Drew, that plucky, Titian-haired girl detective with her handsome boyfriend and supportive girl gang, pulled from sale because everyone wanted […]

In Sheer Scope, Avengers: Infinity War Is an Unreplicable Success

There will never be another movie like Avengers: Infinity War. Not because it’s a feat of filmmaking (though it is impressive), but because no other studio may ever have the patience to spend 10 years and billions of dollars building up to one release. Given Hollywood's instant-gratification calculus, it's likely that no other studio—and perhaps […]

Democrats should be more like Superman

America, 2018: Waiting for old-school Superman.Image: Warner Bros/DC Comics/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock Growing up as a comics fan in the UK, I loved Superman more than any other superhero. But even as an impressionable kid I’d wince at his corny catchphrase — that he was fighting for “truth, justice and the American way.” The first two seemed too […]

Pixel wizards: meet the unsung heroes bringing your favourite films to life

Forget directors, the real stars behind the likes of The Jungle Book and Star Wars are the VFX artists who build their digital worlds. We report from the cutting edge festival offering a glimpse into the secret life of cinema So I need to know: Are you ready to be transformed? shouts Scott Ross to […]

Games reviews roundup: Arms; Tormentor x Punisher; Wipeout Omega Collection

Nintendo demonstrates a firm grasp of motion-controlled fighting, the retro boom gets tough and Sonys racer gets a revamp Tormentor X Punisher Mac, PC, Raw Fury, cert: NA Tormentor X Punisher is further confirmation that the ongoing nostalgic indie studio boom offers gamers a real challenge. For the team behind this top-down twin-stick shooter, a […]

Pepe the Frog creator kills off internet meme co-opted by white supremacists

Matt Furie concedes defeat after months of attempting to wrench back his peaceful frog-dude who had been appropriated as a racist hate symbol The creator of Pepe the Frog has symbolically killed off the cartoon frog, effectively surrendering control of the character to the far right. Matt Furie, an artist and childrens book author, created […]

Oscar winners 2017: the full list updated live

All the winners from the 89th Academy Awards, as theyre announced during the ceremony Best supporting actor WINNER: Dev Patel (Lion) Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals) Best makeup and hairstyling A Man Called Ove Star Trek BeyondWINNER: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Florence Foster JenkinsOJ: Made in America 13th Best sound editing WINNER: Hacksaw […]