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Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot … still smoking

Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film Niagara

In 1959, on hearing that Billy Wilder was making a comedy that started with a machine-gun massacre, the producer David O Selznick warned: "They're going to walk out in droves!" The first test screening seemed to prove him right – the middle-aged, small-town audience stayed silent; some shuffled in their seats and some, indeed, walked out.

Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight: first reviews published

Woody Allen and Diane Keaton in Manhattan - 1979

The world premiere of a Woody Allen film is always a bit of an event, and on the back of his revived box office fortunes (with Midnight in Paris) and critical reputation (for the Oscar-winning Blue Jasmine), his new one, Magic in the Moonlight, has been anticipated with some fervour.

Begin Again [REVIEW]

Kiera Knightly In Begin Again

When someone asks me what my favourite film is, I give them a list of five, one of which is John Carney’s mini-masterpiece, Once.



David Bowie & Cher - 1975

David Bowie's last days: an 18-month burst of creativity

For more than a decade before his death David Bowie seemed to disappear. Beset by ill health after an on-stage heart attack in 2004, he largely withdrew into a life at home in New York, becoming a ghost in the city where he had lived for a quarter of a century.



A mother and her son are trapped in a room and can’t escape in the very dramatic and suspenseful film ‘Room.’