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Oscars 2018: Shape of Water lands 13 nominations for Academy Awards

Guillermo del Toro’s monster romance “The Shape of Water” has landed a leading 13 nominations and Greta Gerwig has become just the fifth woman nominated for best director by the Academy Awards.

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Bryan Cranston. Picture: Last Flag Flying media release

Interview: Bryan Cranston on flying the flag after Breaking Bad

Bryan Cranston’s voice rolls in waves of warm gravel down the phone from Los Angeles where he’s been taking a Christmas break before heading to the UK to resume his stint as a TV anchorman turned crazed celebrity in the National Theatre’s production of Network.

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Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post

Film reviews: The Post | The Final Year | Coco | The Commuter

In revisiting 1970s America and Nixon’s attempts to suppress the truth about the Vietnam War, Spielberg, Streep and Hanks have found the perfect film for our times

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Karen Gillan will be patron of an expanded programme for young people at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year.

Karen Gillan to be Edinburgh film festival's figurehead for young people

Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has agreed to be the figurehead of a dedicated string of events for young people at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this summer.
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Mark Beaumont will speak at the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival

Mark Beaumont’s trek centre stage at Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival

EPIC journeys will be retraced when a film festival returns to the Capital for the 15th time.

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Kristin Scott Thomas and Gary Oldman star as Clementine and Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour PIC: Jack English / Focus Features

Film reviews: Darkest Hour | Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri | Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars

Despite Gary Oldman’s Oscar-baiting performance as Churchill, an underpowered script filled with wafer-thin characterisations undermines his good work in Darkest Hour

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Natalie Usher is the current figurehead for the film and TV industries in Scotland.

Creative Scotland's director of screen quits after less than four years

The figurehead for Scotland’s troubled film and TV sector has quit - just weeks after ambitious new targets for the industry were set.

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Ciara Barry and Rosie Crerar of barry crerar. PIC: John Devlin for The Scotsman

Ones to watch in 2018: film producers Ciara Barry and Rosie Crerar (aka barry crerar)

Determined to challenge the status quo, Glasgow-based producers Ciara Barry and Rosie Crerar have their sights set on a Scottish New Wave. Judging by the projects on their books, they are on the way, writes Alistair Harkness

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The Shape of Water has lead the Bafta nominations

Bafta Awards 2018: The Shape Of Water leads nominations

Golden Globe winner Gary Oldman will compete with fellow Brits Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Kaluuya and Jamie Bell for the leading actor prize at the Bafta film awards.

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Laura Dern, from left, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley pose in the press room with the award for best television limited series or motion picture made for television for "Big Little Lies" at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Anti-harassment campaign in the spotlight at Golden Globes

The Golden Globes, one of the entertainment industry’s flagship award ceremonies, was dominated by the sexual harassment scandal that continues to rock Hollywood, with some of the world’s leading actresses and media figures speaking out about abuse and gender equality.

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Ewan McGregor won the award for best actor in a limited series or motion picture made for TV for his role in Fargo (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

Golden Globes: Winner Ewan McGregor thanks estranged wife and mistress

Ewan McGregor was one of only three Brits to triumpth at the Golden Globes as the ceremony was dominated by the sexual harassment scandal that has rocked Hollywood.

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Derek Riddell is in BBC1's Hard Sun. Picture: Debra Hurford Brown

Interview: Derek Riddell

At last Derek Riddell has been in something he can watch with his children. We may know the Glaswegian actor best as the creepy army press officer turned driller killer in The Missing and James I in the torture-tastic Gunpowder, or even Rab, the bisexual footballer ned from The Book Group. Then there’s the corrupt cop in Undercover and Ashley Jensen’s ex-alcoholic husband in Ugly Betty, with medical traumas in Frankie and No Angels thrown in. But now, besides battling corruption and oh, the apocalypse, as a hard-bitten police chief in the BBC’s gritty new sci-fi crime series Hard Sun, he’s hitting the big screen as Torquil Travers in the kiddie-friendly Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, sequel to the Harry Potter spin-off.

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Rockwell and Frances McDormand get in each others faces

Film interview: Sam Rockwell on playing a racist cop in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Sam Rockwell completely convinces as an ignorant police officer in Martin McDonagh’s new film, writes Alistair Harkness, but he also brings enough humanity to the character to make him more than just a stereotype

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Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg star in All the Money in the World

Film reviews: All the Money in the World | Hostiles | Brad’s Status

Ridley Scott and Christopher Plummer’s 11th hour rescue of this Getty kidnap drama is a triumph, writes Alistair Harkness

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Dougray Scott's wife, Claire Forlani, has tweeted about her experiences with Harvey Weinstein (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for BFI)

Bafta ceremony will ‘shine spotlight’ on harassment scandal

The chief executive of Bafta has said the sexual harassment scandal that has rocked the film industry has been “genuinely shocking” and she would support award winners speaking about it on stage.

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Wes Anderson's new film Isle of Dogs is due to premiere in the UK during the festival. Picture: PA

New Wes Anderson film to open Glasgow Film Festival 2018

The latest movie from the director of The Grand Budapest Hotel will open this year’s Glasgow Film Festival, organisers have announced.

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Legendary photographer Terry O'Neill Picture: Neil Hanna

Interview: Terry O’Neill

Legendary photographer Terry O’Neill hates having his picture taken. Loathes it, but you’d never know. He doesn’t let on, but smiles and points, posing with props including a chair and a mirror as the camera shutter clicks away. The shoot over, he relaxes.

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Glasgow-based Gail Honeyman has won the 2017 Costa First Novel Award for her acclaimed book Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Scots author wins prize for ‘completely fantastic’ first book

A Scottish author has won a prestigious literary prize for her acclaimed debut novel, which is set to be turned into a Hollywood film.

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Jessica Chastain in Molly's Game

Film reviews: Molly’s Game | The Greatest Showman | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Aaron Sorkin delivers a full-throttle thrill ride with gambling drama Molly’s Game

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