Emulating Star Wars combatants will encourage young people to engage in regular exercise, says French Fencing Federation It’s now easier than ever in France to act out Star Wars fantasies. The country’s fencing federation has officially recognised lightsaber duelling as a competitive sport, granting the weapon from George Lucas’s space saga the same status as the foil,

Ben Burtt is the Oscar-winning sound artist who provided R2D2 its beeps, while his son, Oscar nominee Benjamin A. Burtt, helped create Wakanda’s aural landscape. A familiar name rang out — at least to movie-sound insiders — when the Oscar nominations were unveiled Jan. 22: The nominees for sound editing included Benjamin A. Burtt, nominated along

The current IAC and Expedia Group chairman and former film and television CEO argued that the entertainment industry has lost power by being outbid by tech giants, and that Jeff Bezos has handled his National Enquirer skirmish “courageously.” Onetime film and television CEO Barry Diller offered an apocalyptic vision of the entertainment business during a

Keira Knightley plays a lonely military wife who falls for a German widower in a tragi-romantic drama set uneasily amid Hamburg’s smouldering ruins Suite Française meets Lady Chatterley in this hammy and preposterous 1940s romantic drama set in the aftermath of the second world war, the “aftermath” alluding also to the consequences of matching tragedies in

Even legends have to take a lunch, which is what screen icon Al Pacino was seen doing on the set of his new movie in Puerto Rico on Monday. The 78 year old actor was spotted taking a lunch break on the set of Axis Sally, which was filming at the Tropical Medicine building in

The French auteur exudes enigmatic godmotherly wisdom as she reflects on her life behind the camera and turns the lens on herself Agnès Varda’s charming and approachable film is a semi-dramatised lantern lecture, an autobiographical, auto-critical work using footage from her speaking at various events, with clips and playfully dramatised reconstructions and superimpositions looking back

Josh Brolin is the latest actor to join director Denis Villeneuve’s film adaptation of Dune, a novel written by Frank Herbert in 1965. The Academy Award-nominee, 51, will play Gurney Halleck, the character portrayed by Patrick Stewart in director David Lynch’s 1984 version. He joins Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling and

With its evocative true-life story, Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt film could well be the best modern fairytale film to come out of Mumbai. That Zoya Akhtar is a fine director with a flair for sensitive storytelling has been common knowledge for a while now but equally, she has always been perceived as one enamoured with tales