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The endless allure of Alan Rickman’s disdain

Seven years after his death, Alan Rickman’s diaries are being published. Jessie Thompson discovers they reveal the Harry Potter and ‘Die Hard’ star as cutting, uncompromising and gravely serious about his work – but what if he’d had a bit more fun?

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James Bond at 60: Why Sean Connery would be rehired as 007

As the BFI celebrates Bond at 60 with lots of screenings this weekend, Geoffrey Macnab looks back at the franchise’s first film ‘Dr No’ (1962), starring Sean Connery, to assess what credentials the producers will want this time around

Hacks on screen: An exalted calling or hard-drinking sleazeballs?

As Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan star as the ‘New York Times’ journalists who brought down Harvey Weinstein in ‘She Said’, which receives its UK premiere at the London Film Festival next month, Geoffrey Macnab looks at the extreme ambivalence Hollywood feels when it comes to depicting hacks in films





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