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The best British period dramas, from Pride and Prejudice to Downton

Romance! Gorgeous costumes! Brooding glances! As we await the BBC’s new adaptation of The Pursuit of Love, we pick our faves


Mortal Kombat 2021 film review: Even the kombat is krap

Now we understand why it’s not getting a big screen release. Why bother?


Leo Bill interview: We don’t like male romance stars to look British

He plays Billie Piper’s love interest in her debut film – but Leo Bill has bigger ambitions than ‘romantic lead’

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Film al fresco: London’s top drive-in cinemas and best outdoor cinema

Outdoor movie theatres are springing up all over the city. David Ellis lists the hottest tickets


Promising Young Woman review: Emerald Fennell’s debut is a sugar hit

Emerald Fennell’s first feature film spills over with confidence - and Carey Mulligan’s Cassie is like no heroine we’ve seen before


Promising Young Woman: The film that’s dividing feminists

Groundbreaking, cynical — or both? Promising Young Woman will polarise


Baftas 2021: Director Chloe Zhao’s rise to the top is delicious

Some great films got zilch, but overall the Baftas got it right last night


Bafta Film Awards 2021: Daniel Kaluuya and Bukky Bakray among winners

Filmmaker Chloe Zhao became second ever woman to take home best director


The Mauritanian star Tahar Rahim: ‘I asked to get waterboarded’

The actor talks to Susie Butter about his new film, based on Guantanamo detainee Mohamedou Ould Salahi’s memoir


Conrad Khan on his BAFTA nomination and joining Peaky Blinders

With a role in Peaky Blinders and a Bafta nomination for County Lines, Conrad Khan tells Susannah Butter about the film that changed his life


Bafta host Clara Amfo says Philip guided academy in ‘difficult times’

‘Behind the curtain’ category winners included Sound of Metal and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom


Sound of Metal review: you don’t hear a film like this every day

Riz Ahmed is mesmerising in this story of a drummer whose hearing suddenly disappears


Palm Springs review: We’re still not tired of this time-loop

Familiarity doesn’t breed contempt in this smart rom-com


Wha’gwan Film Festival: telling the stories of young black Londoners

Wha’gwan Film festival founder Trevor Blackman on why he made a platform for ‘the storytellers of tomorrow’


Minari review: consistently entrancing, it deserves every award going

This family drama is up for six major Oscars, including Best Picture


A new Antigone: Lisa Dwan on misogyny and why we need new stories

As her new project with Colm Tóibín airs on BBC Four, the actress reflects on the atmosphere that made her want to rethink an iconic character


The Mauritanian review: Tahar Rahim is mesmerising in Guantanamo drama

The star of A Prophet and The Serpent gives a gripping performance in this real-life story


The best new TV shows and films landing on Netflix in April

A new Idris Elba movie, clever comedy, a dramatic art heist and much more...


Sisters doing it for themselves: the rise of the actress-producer

Fed up of one-dimensional - or non-existent - female roles, more and more actresses are seeking greater creative control behind the camera


Tom & Jerry: The Movie - Mildly amusing mayhem to occupy the kids

It’s hardly high stakes, or high-octane, but it’s fun and it’ll keep small children happy


TINA documentary review: A tremendous story of trauma and triumph

This film portrays both the darkness and the dazzling light of the musical icon’s tumultuous life


Demi Lovato documentary review: Reliving trauma with dauntless candour

The musician recounts her 2018 drug overdose with bracing honesty in this sensitive four-part film


Francis Lee: I wanted to give Mary Anning a relationship worthy of her

The former scrapyard-worker’s new film, with Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, is finally released this week


Jump, Darling at BFI Flare film review - a small-scale film with heart

The late Oscar winner Cloris Leachman’s final film is an adorable heartbreaker


The must-see documentaries at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Alarming, enthralling, emboldening and enlightening — these documentaries are required viewing


Operation Varsity Blues: A gripping insight into a broken system

Netflix’s latest true crime effort blends interviews and real footage with dramatic reconstructions