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Catherine Shoard

Catherine Shoard

    Cannes 2015: Jacques Audiard's Dheepan takes top award
    Cannes 2015: Jacques Audiard's Dheepan takes top award
    Jacques Audiard, 63, took the Grand Prix (or runner-up award) five years ago for A Prophet, and competed at the festival three years...
    'Predator' Woody Allen faces renewed abuse claim
    'Predator' Woody Allen faces renewed abuse claim
    Woody Allen's former adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has spoken out for the first time over claims that Allen sexually assaulted her when she was...
    Top movies avoid 'Oscar-bait'
    Top movies avoid 'Oscar-bait'
    It was the awards season that looked too good to be true. And so, indeed, it proved. Over the past few weeks three of the most eagerly anticipated...
    Michael Douglas reveals he lied about his cancer
    Michael Douglas reveals he lied about his cancer
    Michael Douglas has revealed that he lied about the type of cancer he was diagnosed with, following word from surgeons that tongue cancer could...
    Billy Bob Thornton to lead in Coen brothers' TV adaptation of 'Fargo'
    Billy Bob Thornton to lead in Coen brothers' TV adaptation of 'Fargo'
    In 1996, Frances McDormand won an Oscar for her performance as Marge, a heavily pregnant cop battling bumbling criminals in snowy Minnesota. The...
    Old dogs Cannes do new tricks
    Old dogs Cannes do new tricks
    The weather forecast for the French Riviera this week may be grim but the 66th Cannes film festival is still putting on an unbeatable show of swank...
    Movie 43: When big stars go cheap
    Movie 43: When big stars go cheap
    Every director dreams of being compared to Orson Welles. But having your new film labelled “the Citizen Kane of awful” might not be...
    Movie of the week: Butter
    Movie of the week: Butter
    For the Toronto premiere of Butter in 2011, executive producer Harvey Weinstein served up the soft political satire laced with salt: he...
    No silver lining for films nailed in limbo
    No silver lining for films nailed in limbo
    If you go to the movies this December, it’s possible you’ll see Silver Linings Playbook, David O Russell’s new screwball...
    Gently swimming upstream
    Gently swimming upstream
    After Chocolat, What's Eating Gilbert Grape? and The Cider House Rules, Lasse Hallström moves on to the fish course with...
    Closing in on a movie dream
    Closing in on a movie dream
    There is no crackle on the line to Glenn Close. No echo or delay. No hiss or interference. "Yes! I can hear you! I can hear you fine!" She sounds...
    Gender bender unsettles and affects
    Gender bender unsettles and affects
    Glenn Close has been trying to get a film of Albert Nobbs, George Moore's novella set in the 1800s, off the ground ever since she won rave...