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Arrival

Villeneuve, producers on the making of $50m sci-fi 'Arrival'

How did a hot indie director and a producer of broad Hollywood comedies come together to make the cerebral sci-fi hit Arrival? Director Villeneuve and the film’s lead producers talk to Tom Grater.

Fences

Denzel Washington talks Golden Globe winner 'Fences'

The filmmaking team behind Fences talk to Elbert Wyche about the challenges of taking a Tony-winning play from stage to screen - with the entire Broadway cast.

The Sense of An Ending

Michael Lerman, PSIFF artistic director

In his first year as artistic director at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Lerman looks ahead to a handful of anticipated highlights in the 2017 programme.

Christine

Rebecca Hall on playing tragic reporter Christine Chubbuck: "I was really haunted by this one"

The actress tells us about the painful process of bringing journalist Christine Chubbuck’s life, and not just her infamous death, to the big screen.

Amanda Berry

Bafta chief exec Amanda Berry talks eligibility shake-up, diversity push

Amanda Berry tells Wendy Mitchell about this year’s eligibility refinements and new moves to stimulate a more diverse membership.

Allied

Why costume design is so important in 'Allied'

UK costume designer Joanna Johnston explains how the clothing worn by Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard reflects their characters’ dramatic arcs.

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Screenwriter Luke Davies on how he avoided the "bad path" with 'Lion'

Writer discusses collaborating with director Garth Davis and avoiding sentimentality on the awards-contending drama.

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams on 'Manchester By The Sea': "I was afraid that I just wouldn’t measure up"

Michelle Williams packs a powerful punch in Kenneth Lonergan’s awards-season front-runner Manchester By The Sea, despite very limited screen time.

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them

How the 'Fantastic Beasts' VFX team created a world of amazing monsters

For the first instalment in Warner Bros’ planned five-film follow-up to the Harry Potter franchise, the visual-effects team transposed JK Rowling’s wizarding world to 1926 New York City.

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'Nocturnal Animals' cinematographer Seamus McGarvey talks the hardest sequence he's ever shot

For twice Oscar-nominated UK cinematographer Seamus McGarvey, working with Tom Ford on Nocturnal Animals was an experience like no other.

BOX OFFICE

The Mermaid

10 box office records that were broken in 2016

Box office records have tumbled this year in China, Italy and the animation world. It has also been a stunning year for Disney.

2016 flops

Why did so many sequels flop in 2016?

‘Sequelitis’ was a legitimate story this year after so many studio sequels bombed at the box office.

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EDITOR'S COMMENT

Batman v Superman

Comment: four New Year's resolutions for the film industry in 2017

Unlocking the youth audience and moving beyond the superhero glut are among resolutions the industry might have in mind this year.

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BLOGS

La La Land

Baftas 2017 analysis: 'La La Land' soars, diversity debate simmers

Silence and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk among shutouts; #Baftassowhite a non-starter.

Oscar contenders

What do the Golden Globe results mean for the Oscars?

La La Land has the momentum, but don’t rule out Manchester By The Sea or Moonlight.

China

Comment: China offers UK film and TV companies "boundless opportunities"

“No better time for firms to explore their options,” says Neil Semple of the Department for International Trade.

La-La-Land

Opinion: Populist Globes heap kudos on 'La La Land'

UPDATED: Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) voters like to keep everybody happy by spreading their largesse across as many contenders as possible.

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How to stay profitable in the age of streaming

GUEST COMMENT: Guillaume de Chalendar from Bank Leumi outlines revenue opportunities for producers in the modern market.