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From The Son to White Noise: The 23 films competing at the Venice Film Festival
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From The Son to White Noise: The 23 films competing at the Venice Film Festival

The 23 films are in the running for the top prize Golden Lion, to be chosen by a jury led by actor Julianne Moore.

First Take | Father Dear Father
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First Take | Father Dear Father

The authoritarian fathers that we see in our film are not always likeable. But when played by actors of Anthony Hopkins, Mammootty and Paresh Rawal’s stature they exude a lived-in scent.

Cannibalism on screen: From performative shock of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to Hannibal Lecter's way of life
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Cannibalism on screen: From performative shock of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to Hannibal Lecter's way of life

The credit for the transformation of cannibalism on screen must go to Thomas Harris’ landmark creation, Hannibal Lecter, a human flesh connoisseur possessing the urban etiquette of an artist.

Anthony Hopkins joins cast of The Son, follow-up to his Oscar-winning film The Father
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Anthony Hopkins joins cast of The Son, follow-up to his Oscar-winning film The Father

Anthony Hopkins joins Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby, and newcomer Zen McGrath in the film that has just wrapped production in London.

In Boomika, the continuing misrepresentation of special abilities in Indian cinema
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In Boomika, the continuing misrepresentation of special abilities in Indian cinema

The ghost in Boomika is told to have autism but her involuntary movements, exaggerated facial expressions, repetitive tick of the head, and floppy body posture resemble those that have cerebral palsy, also a group of nervous disorders.

The zero-sum game of caregiving: Notes on watching Solos, The Father, and Dick Johnson Is Dead
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The zero-sum game of caregiving: Notes on watching Solos, The Father, and Dick Johnson Is Dead

We tell ourselves that we love our parents too much to see them suffer. But is our love honourable if it doesn’t involve sacrifice?

Oscars 2021: Anthony Hopkins opens up on his 'easy' role in The Father, and how he wishes to go on for another 20 years
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Oscars 2021: Anthony Hopkins opens up on his 'easy' role in The Father, and how he wishes to go on for another 20 years

"You have to know how to turn on that electricity. And I know how to switch it on. I’ve been doing it for a long time," says Anthony Hopkins about how less-is-more on screen

Oscars 2021: A detailed look at The Father's campaign run that led up to Anthony Hopkins' historic, unexpected win
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Oscars 2021: A detailed look at The Father's campaign run that led up to Anthony Hopkins' historic, unexpected win

The fact that The Father — and not the eventual best-picture winner, Nomadland — received the adapted-screenplay Oscar, suggests that its appeal to voters was not limited to the lead actor’s titanic performance.

Oscars 2021: Film critics chip in on ceremony's 'desperate' need for approval in a post-pandemic atmosphere
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Oscars 2021: Film critics chip in on ceremony's 'desperate' need for approval in a post-pandemic atmosphere

"It was impossible to tell if the 2021 Oscars was meant to signal an acknowledgement of pandemic circumstances or a guarded return to normal," say NYT critics

Oscars 2021: Anthony Hopkins pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman after Best Actor award win for The Father
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Oscars 2021: Anthony Hopkins pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman after Best Actor award win for The Father

Anthony Hopkins, the oldest winner of the award, said he did not expect to get this honour and feels very privileged.

Oscars 2021: Florian Zeller opens up on The Father win, and looking forward to his next film The Son
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Oscars 2021: Florian Zeller opens up on The Father win, and looking forward to his next film The Son

Florian Zellar revealed he has already settled on his next film project, an adaptation of another of his plays, The Son, which belongs to the same trilogy as The Father.

Oscars 2021: Anthony Hopkins' Best Actor win over Chadwick Boseman places merit above political niceties, posthumous tributes
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Oscars 2021: Anthony Hopkins' Best Actor win over Chadwick Boseman places merit above political niceties, posthumous tributes

Should the performance of an actor who unfortunately died before the awards ceremony be lauded over a better enactment by an ageing actor who also happens to be alive?

Oscars 2021: Netflix leads the tally with seven trophies; Disney claims five awards
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Oscars 2021: Netflix leads the tally with seven trophies; Disney claims five awards

Mank, which was the most nominated film at the 93rd Academy Awards, took home the Best Cinematography and Best Production Design Awards for Netflix.

Oscars 2021: Chloe Zhao, Anthony Hopkins' historic wins, and all the other records that were broken
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Oscars 2021: Chloe Zhao, Anthony Hopkins' historic wins, and all the other records that were broken

While a sweep of the acting categories by people of colour did not materialise, there were plenty of other firsts - from directing breakthroughs to honours for ageing winners

Anthony Hopkins and a sense of an ending: How veteran actor's Oscar-nominated performance in The Father transcends awards
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Anthony Hopkins and a sense of an ending: How veteran actor's Oscar-nominated performance in The Father transcends awards

Anthony Hopkins' sense of craft has long been supreme, but it is now inextricably personal – marrying the subliminal to the physical – and linked to the twilight of his own life.

Oscars 2021: Anthony Hopkins wins his second Best Actor award after nearly 30 years for The Father
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Oscars 2021: Anthony Hopkins wins his second Best Actor award after nearly 30 years for The Father

The 80-year-old Hopkins won the Oscar for his role as a man who battles with dementia opposite Olivia Colman in the film directed by Florian Zeller.

The Father movie review: Anthony Hopkins puts viewers in the disoriented mind of a dementia-stricken dad
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The Father movie review: Anthony Hopkins puts viewers in the disoriented mind of a dementia-stricken dad

Selective of what they show us and what they don't, director Florian Zeller and his editor Yorgos Lamprinos construct a fragmented narrative that mimics the nature of fading memories.

Anthony Hopkins to reunite with Westworld co-star Angela Sarafyan in indie film Where Are You
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Anthony Hopkins to reunite with Westworld co-star Angela Sarafyan in indie film Where Are You

Where Are You is about a photographer who experiences an artistic decline and starts taking his aggressions out on his artist girlfriend.

Why global acclaim for Adarsh Gourav is so satisfying: Actor's rise goes against mechanisms of regular Bollywood
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Why global acclaim for Adarsh Gourav is so satisfying: Actor's rise goes against mechanisms of regular Bollywood

It’s surreal and commendable to think of what Adarsh Gourav has managed post The White Tiger, given that actors working in Hindi cinema don’t usually have a history of successfully and comfortably transcending their cachet to a global platform.

The White Tiger's Adarsh Gourav says best actor BAFTA nomination feels 'surreal'
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The White Tiger's Adarsh Gourav says best actor BAFTA nomination feels 'surreal'

"This is unbelievable. It is surreal... I was at the gym. I just found out about the nomination," Adarsh Gourav, whose previous credits include My Name is Khan and Mom.