Twisted sisters: why the film world loves nuns

From The Devils to Doubt, film-makers’ passion for holy havoc continues, as two very different movies called The Nun are released this summer Some habits prove hard to kick. There are two films named The Nun out this summer: a gorgeous restoration of Jacques Rivette’s...

Next James Bond villain to be 'cold and charismatic' Russian

Leaked call sheet for Danny Boyle script suggests a plot inspired by current affairs, while Māori actor is sought for a support role The Trump-Russia saga has given us many things – DNC email hacks, #TreasonSummit, Maria Butina – but it may yet give us something else:...

Lois Weber’s Vital Films of the Early Silent Era

Richard Brody writes on the films of Lois Weber, an actress turned director in the silent-film era, a selection of which is screening at BAM Cinématek on July 20th and 21st, as part of the “Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers” series. From the New...