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<p>Taking notes: Rosamund Pike in Emerald Fennell’s ‘Saltburn’, and Natalie Portman in Todd Haynes’s ‘May December’ </p>

Most new films aren’t original – why won’t their directors admit it?

Bad artists copy and good artists steal, said Dali. The influences in the new films by Emerald Fennell and Todd Haynes are so potent they practically become co-directors, writes Xan Brooks. But the reality of modern filmmaking is that most new cinema is old cinema cannibalised, borrowed and endlessly adapted

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<p>Deeply disappointed with himself: Paul Giamatti as curmudgeon Paul Hunham in his Oscar-tipped comedy ‘The Holdovers'</p>

The underdog appeal of Paul Giamatti’s loveable losers

The ‘Sideways’ actor is tipped to receive an Oscar nomination for next year’s ‘The Holdovers’, a festive comedy that marks his latest in a run of down-on-his-luck curmudgeons. Geoffrey Macnab looks at the life and career of an unconventional star always drawn to cinema’s most introverted anti-heroes

<p>In (Gene) Wilder days: Timothée Chalamet in Paul King’s ‘Wonka’ </p>

How Timothée Chalamet became the biggest star on the planet

He’s being courted by Scorsese, is a crooning Willy Wonka and is (allegedly) dating Kylie Jenner. It’s official: the ‘Call Me by Your Name’ and ‘Dune’ star has fully taken over pop culture, writes Geoffrey Macnab. But how did this 27-year-old supernova come to dominate both the arthouse and the multiplex?






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