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The Guardian Film Show: Boyhood, Begin Again and Transformers: Age of Extinction - video reviews

11 July 2014 5:02 AM, PDT

Andrew Pulver and Peter Bradshaw join Xan Brooks for our weekly round-up of the big cinema releases. This week we're watching the years roll by with Richard Linklater's extraordinary Boyhood - a coming-of-age drama shot across 12 years; taking it from the top with Once director John Carney's noodly New York music drama Begin Again; and contemplating the end days with Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction

Miss the good old pre-video days? Listen to the audio-only version of this week's show Continue reading »

- Xan Brooks, Peter Bradshaw, Andrew Pulver, Tom Silverstone and Henry Barnes

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Welcome to New York: watch Gérard Depardieu in the trailer for Abel Ferrara's take on the Strauss-Kahn scandal - world exclusive video

10 July 2014 6:40 AM, PDT

Welcome to New York sees Gérard Depardieu play a powerful and highly sexed financier, who is accused of sexual assault by a hotel worker. Inspired by the Dominic Strauss-Kahn scandal, Abel Ferrera's film has divided critics and resulted in Strauss-Kahn, who settled a civil case after the real-life criminal charges were dropped, suing the film-makers for defamation

Welcome to New York is released in UK cinemas and on video on demand on 8 August and is available on DVD and Blu-ray from 29 September Continue reading »

- Guardian Staff

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Why Goltzius & The Pelican Company is the one film you should watch this week video

10 July 2014 12:30 AM, PDT

Peter Bradshaw recommends Goltzius & The Pelican Company by writer-director Peter Greenaway. Based on the life of Hendrik Goltzius, a late 16th century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints, the film fuses the aesthetic of that period with the modern medium of digital film. It is very recognisably a Greenaway film the theatrical static speeches delivered square on to camera and the painterly group compositions but it has an urgency that feels new and exciting Continue reading »

- Presented by Peter Bradshaw

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Richard Linklater and Ellar Coltrane on Boyhood: 'You're collaborating with an unknown future' video interviews

8 July 2014 2:47 AM, PDT

The director and star of acclaimed new film Boyhood talk to Xan Brooks about how much Coltrane knew about the 12-year project when he was first cast, aged six, and about the logistics and the life-parallels of working on such an ambitious movie

Boyhood is on release in the Us and opens in the UK on 11 July

 Linklater and Coltrane interviewed in the Observer

 Xan Brooks on films produced in real time

 Five stars for Boyhood at Sundance Continue reading »

- Xan Brooks and Benjamin Topliss

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Why I'd like to be Jeff Anderson from Clerks

7 July 2014 11:30 PM, PDT

Continuing our series in which writers reveal the movie characters they want to emulate, Lanre Bakare explains why Randal, in Kevin Smith's offbeat tale of convenience-store drones, chimes perfectly with his own experiences of working in shops

Why I'd like to be Tim Curry in Legend

Why I'd like to be Toni Servillo in The Great Beauty

Why I'd like to be ... Goldie Hawn as Private Benjamin Continue reading »

- Lanre Bakare

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Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo on Begin Again: 'There's something amazing about the artist's spirit' - video interviews

7 July 2014 3:12 AM, PDT

The stars of romantic comedy Begin Again talk to Henry Barnes about the parallels between acting and music and about how important creativity is for human happiness. Plus director John Carney who was also behind Oscar-winner Once discusses the up and downsides of rock 'n roll being primarily a young person's game

Begin Again is out in the Us now, and is released in the UK on 11 July and Australia on 7 August

 Read a first-look review Continue reading »

- Henry Barnes and Benjamin Topliss

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Why I'd like to be Bill Murray in Stripes

6 July 2014 11:30 PM, PDT

He was a lump of a man, with oily skin, defeated posture and a dazed look. He ambled, sauntered, shrugged and scoffed. Most of all he just couldn't care less what a perfect role model for a disaffected teenager

Why I'd like to be Bob Hoskins in The Long Good Friday

Why I'd like to be Tim Curry in Legend

Why I'd like to be ... Goldie Hawn as Private Benjamin Continue reading »

- Ryan Gilbey

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