Mickey Mouse apart, the figure who most represented Walt Disney Productions in the 1960s was the clean-cut actor Dean Jones. Jones, who has died aged 84, starred as the bumbling, somewhat bland, hero in five entertaining kiddie movies with animals in the title: That Darn Cat! (1965), The Ugly Dachshund (1966), Monkeys, Go Home! (1966), The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968) and The Love Bug (1968).
Amazing Grace, the highly-anticipated documentary about singing legend Aretha Franklin, has been pulled from the programme at the Telluride film festival following legal action by its subject.
Vincent Ralph reviews a new film showing us another side to the V.E. Day celebrations.
There’s a moment in every great band’s career where they shrug off their formative influences and assume their ultimate form.
Like those 80s nostalgia gigs, this is something of an old pro’s show: Jonathan Demme directing a lite-feminist Diablo Cody script about a gigging rocker (Meryl Streep) recalled to Squaresville, Indianapolis, to console her soon-to-be-divorced daughter.
If you notice Imperial Stormtroopers, Jedi knights and bounty hunters congregating around toy shops, don’t worry. It’s not a rip in space-time linking us to a galaxy far, far away … it’s just Force Friday.
A science fiction / drama-documentary film about the 1997 case of four missing men that might be linked to UFO sightings on the same night in the same area.
A bone-chilingly scary yet fascinating film about soldiers who battle two enemies: insurgents and real live monsters.
Cate Blanchett is hotly tipped to win an Oscar for playing the fictional 1950s heroine of Todd Haynes’s film Carol, but her next role could be one of the real life stars of the period: Lucille Ball.
There can be little disputing the Beatles were the most influential band of the 60s, but there’s a strong case that the Velvet Underground have become the second most influential by stealth.