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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>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?

<p>Another barnstorming turn from one of Hollywood’s most unlikely stars: Joaquin Phoenix in ‘Napoleon’ </p>

No joke, Joaquin Phoenix might be our greatest living actor

Few actors would be brave enough to take on Napoleon, the Joker and Jesus Christ. But few actors are like Joaquin Phoenix. Geoffrey Macnab salutes an A-lister who storms out of interviews, keeps his private life under wraps, and briefly trolled us all by becoming a rapper...






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