Astronomers have presumed life is most likely on planets that, like Earth, orbit in an area dubbed the 'Goldilocks zone' - where it is not too hot or cold. … [Read more...] about Pluto has been home to a vast ocean for 4.5 billion years, scientists claim
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Shockwaves reverberated throughout the film world. Director Nick Rowland, whose debut film, Calm With Horses, was due to be released on 13 March, buoyed by warm reviews and word of mouth, looked on with mounting anxiety. “As I started to see news of the virus taking hold in Europe in January and February, it began to dawn on me that the timing of our film was going to hit just as the virus took hold in London. What do you do in that situation? I was so conflicted. It was too late to halt the release and we still had to go out there and promote it. But it felt weird having to advise family and friends to stay at home rather than go out and see it. It was heartbreaking to have the release cut to just a handful of days after a six-year journey making the film… I just try not to dwell on it.” … [Read more...] about The future of film: can cinema survive Covid-19?
The Bachchan persona, as packaged by Salim-Javed, was a creation of the times. Essentially an urban creature, he was a loner, born and bred in the slums. Bachchan became a symbol of protest against India's ills - and his popularity triggered a decline in the traditional rural romances that dominated Hindi films. … [Read more...] about Why Amitabh Bachchan is more than a superstar
We first meet O’Sullivan’s Bridget at a party, listening in bemused horror to a middle-aged man’s indulgent nightmares of failure, cut short by her own deadpan declaration that she’s a 34-year-old waitress – or, as she puts it, “a server”. After hooking up with the younger Jace (Max Lipchitz), Bridget finds herself facing an unwanted pregnancy at around the same time that fate conspires to offer her new employment, nannying for six-year-old Frances (Ramona Edith Williams, channelling the unmannered precocious energy of The Florida Project’s Brooklynn Kimberly Prince). … [Read more...] about Saint Frances review – wry, tender, taboo-busting drama
'I don't feel ashamed of that moment because that's a sickly man, a drug addict who is coming off a very unpleasant medication and I was not prepared to go out and give that awards show however because they had asked me and it was my duty to do so I carried it through. It was a horrific mistake. … [Read more...] about ‘One of the cruelest things that she has ever done’: Johnny Depp says Amber Heard withheld his rehab medicine as he lay ‘sobbing like a child’ and going through withdrawal on his private island in the Bahamas