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The quiet man and the secretive man: two thieves revealed - video

27 September 2014 4:04 PM, PDT

A Tale of Two Thieves: a trailer for a new documentary in which an investigator catches up with the men behind the 1963 Great Train Robbery. The heist dominates the history of British crime and now one of the last surviving members of the gang, Douglas Gordon Goody, has solved one of its ongoing mysteries: the name of the 'Ulsterman' the Royal Mail insider who facilitated the raid Continue reading »

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Hockney: watch the exclusive trailer for a new documentary about artist David Hockney - video

26 September 2014 6:26 AM, PDT

Hockney sees the charismatic artist take director Randall Wright on an exclusive tour of his archives and into his studio, where he still paints seven days a week. The film, which looks back at Hockney's formative years in the British Pop Art scene and his experience of being a gay man as the Aids crisis took hold, as well as his years working in California, will have exclusive preview screenings nationwide on 25 November with a live Q&A from Hockney's L.A. studio, before its release on 28 November Continue reading »

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The Guardian Film Show: Maps to the Stars, Ida, I Origins and The Equalizer - video reviews

26 September 2014 4:52 AM, PDT

Peter Bradshaw and Henry Barnes join Xan Brooks for our weekly round-up of the latest cinema releases. This week we slip into the sludge of celebrity with David Cronenberg's Hollywood takedown Maps to the Stars; stare down the microscope at pop sci-fi thriller I Origins; take the secular route to spiritual fulfilment with a young nun in Pawe Pawlikowski's beautiful Ida; and watch Denzel Washington righteously balance the books in The Equalizer

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- Xan Brooks, Peter Bradshaw, Henry Barnes, Richard Sprenger, Guy Grandjean and Joan Portillo

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John Cusack: Hollywood is a whorehouse and people go mad

25 September 2014 10:41 AM, PDT

After 25 years as a star, John Cusack has seen the movie industrys dark side close up from its misogyny to its treatment of young actors. His new film, Maps to the Stars, is brutally honest, he says

Bruce Wagner: Maps to the Stars my film about the dark side of Hollywood

David Cronenberg: My imagination is not a place of horror

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- Henry Barnes

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The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands: watch the Navy at war in a restoration of a British silent classic - video

25 September 2014 5:39 AM, PDT

Launching at this year's London Film Festival, a new restoration of The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands recreates two of the key naval battles of the first world war. Directed by Walter Summers and originally released in 1927, the BFI's archive gala screening of the restoration will feature a live score performed by 24 members of the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines. The screening takes place on 16 October Continue reading »

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Emma Watson's Un speech: gender equality is a men's issue too video

22 September 2014 1:18 AM, PDT

The Un Women's goodwill ambassador, Emma Watson, has launched the United Nation's HeForShe campaign by inviting men to take part in the global fight for equality. The Harry Potter actress told an audience of Un delegates that men, too, must take action against sexism around the world, and the fight for feminist ideals must not be confused with 'man-hating' Continue reading »

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