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Giggs, Dave, Julia Jacklin, Adam Lambert and Joesef plus spotlight artist Max Rad - the best new music this week

23/02/2019 • 16:11 Culture The Independent  

In her weekly Now Hear This column, music correspondent Roisin O'Connor goes through the best releases of the …

Stanley Donen dead: Director of Hollywood's golden age musicals including Singin' in the Rain and Funny Face dies aged 94

23/02/2019 • 15:28 Culture The Independent  

Donen was the last surviving director from Hollywood's golden age, and helmed many of its best …

Oscars judge says men won't vote for menstruation documentary because periods are 'icky'

23/02/2019 • 11:53 Culture The Independent  

Period. End of Sentence is about a group of women in India working to end cultural stigma around …

Razzie Awards: Holmes & Watson dominates after being branded 'worst f***ing movie of all time'

23/02/2019 • 10:13 Culture The Independent  

Will Ferrell's Sherlock adaptation was so bad it sparked reported cinema walkouts, with many viewers calling it the worst film they'd ever …

Watchmen at 10: The fascinating story of how the 'unfilmable' comic book series finally made it to the big screen

23/02/2019 • 09:49 Culture The Independent  

Where Terry Gilliam, Darren Aronofsky and Paul Greengrass failed, director Zack Snyder succeeded. 10 years from 'Watchmen' premiering in London, Jack …

Brody Stevens dead: Popular LA comedian dies from apparent suicide, aged 48

23/02/2019 • 08:52 Culture The Independent  

Comedian frequented comedy clubs in LA and also appeared in several film cameos, including The …

Oscars 2019: If Beale Street Could Talk's Regina King – '51 per cent of the world's population is female so shouldn't our workforces look like that?'

23/02/2019 • 08:29 Culture The Independent  

Ahead of her potential Oscar win, nominee Regina King speak to Jacob Stolworthy about her confusion over Beale Street's lack of Best Picture …

Oscars 2019: The 20 greatest Best Original Song winners – ranked

23/02/2019 • 08:05 Culture The Independent  

A great song can help channel the thoughts and feelings of a film's characters better than the dialogue. Ahead of this year's Academy Awards, music …

R Kelly charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, reports say

22/02/2019 • 18:52 Culture The Independent  

R Kelly has reportedly been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, following weeks of mounting accusations against …

Ariana Grande defends Piers Morgan encounter amid backlash: 'I won't stop having conversations with people I disagree with'

22/02/2019 • 17:38 Culture The Independent  

Grande says she saw an opportunity to "pick [Morgan's] …

Is age just a number? Oscar winners are getting older, analysis reveals

22/02/2019 • 16:58 Culture The Guardian  

A best actress Oscar win for Glenn Close would come 37 years after her 1982 breakthrough role in The World According to Garp. But Guardian analysis …

'My God, the Germans suffered': Jason Clarke on sex, war crimes and Brexit

22/02/2019 • 16:37 Culture The Guardian  

He’s Helen Mirren’s lover in Catherine the Great, Keira Knightley’s husband in The Aftermath – and Anne Hathaway’s worst nightmare in Serenity. When …

It's a-me, Mario: the nominative delights of Nintendo's new regime

22/02/2019 • 16:30 Culture The Guardian  

Doug Bowser, who shares his name with the Mario’s most famous nemesis, has taken over as CEO. What’s in his name? Last year, Mario died. The real …

Richard E Grant's Oscar glee: ingenue or a crafty campaigner?

22/02/2019 • 16:29 Culture The Guardian  

Film insiders prefer to believe actor’s heartfelt joy is genuine rather than a deliberate ploy Richard E Grant’s joyous Oscar campaign of celebrity …

Best pictures of the week: A demolition, a pileup and an elephant

22/02/2019 • 16:19 Culture The Independent  

The best pictures from around the world this …

'They have no idea what democracy is': Tania Bruguera on Cuba's artist crackdown

22/02/2019 • 16:15 Culture The Guardian  

Imprisoned and harassed for her radical projects, the Turbine Hall artist is now uniting the Havana Biennial’s artists against Decree 349, the …

The Magnificent 20: The best western films of all time

22/02/2019 • 15:54 Culture The Independent  

From John Ford classics to Sergio Leone gems, these are the best films the genre has to …

Oscars 2019: Throwback photos of this year's acting nominees at their first Academy Awards

22/02/2019 • 15:51 Culture The Independent  

First-time Oscar nominee Lady Gaga made her debut at the ceremony five years …

Shakespeare's Titania: from Gwendoline Christie to Judi Dench – in pictures

22/02/2019 • 15:37 Culture The Guardian  

Game of Thrones star Christie is the latest actor to be cast as the fairy queen in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which is coming to the Bridge theatre …

Jussie Smollett: Actor dropped from rest of Empire season after 'fake police report'

22/02/2019 • 15:31 Culture The Independent  

Empire executive producers say they want to avoid 'disruption' on …