All Federico Fellini’s films ranked!

To celebrate the centenary of the birth of the great Italian director, heres a cavalcade of his extraordinary feature movies 20. The Voice of the Moon (1990) A gentle, episodic Fellini, with Roberto Benigni playing Ivo, a madcap character who travels far and wide across the Italian landscape on a romantic, fantastical quest to capture the moon. 19. Ginger and Fred (1986) This reunited two of Fellinis great collaborators: his wife and great love Giulietta Masina and Marcello Mastroianni playing two cheesy old hoofers who do a FrednGinger tribute routine. Marcello Mastroianni and Giulietta Masina in Ginger and Fred. Photograph: Stella/Bibo Tv/Anthea/PEA/Kobal/Rex/Shutterstock 18. Intervista (1987) A fantasy-fictional version of a documentary, as Fellini grants an interview to a Japanese camera …

The best movies of 2019 that you haven’t seen

From a devilish documentary to a Hitchockian thriller, Guardian writers pick their favourite films of the year that didnt get enough attention Beanpole This quite extraordinary film from the 28-year-old Russian director Kantemir Balagov was a prize-winner in Cannes; in the UK it had three showings at the London film festival and then went straight to the streaming platform Mubi. Everyone should see it. The inspiration is The Unwomanly Face Of War, the 1985 oral history of Soviet womens wartime experiences by Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich. In the shabby, traumatised city of Leningrad after the war in 1945, two women have survived: a tall, unworldly young woman nicknamed Beanpole and her friend Masha. The two women have a bond of …

George Michaels sister found dead on Christmas Day

Death of Melanie Panayiotou not being treated as suspicious, say police George Michaels sister Melanie Panayiotou was found dead at her home on Christmas Day, police have said, three years to the day since the Big Issue, Panayiotou talked about the romantic comedy Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Rob Delaney meets Sally Wainwright: People say, God, youve got a sick mind

The comedian and Catastrophe star, and the TV writer and director talk comedy, grief and parenting boys When Rob Delaney was asked to suggest a list of people he might like to speak to for this issue, it was short. It said simply: Sally Wainwright. Delaney, who grew up in Boston and moved to the UK five years ago, came to fame as a Twitter wit, after years as a standup comedian. Along with Sharon Horgan, he then created, wrote and starred in Catastrophe for Channel 4, lauded as one of the best original comedies of the last decade. This year it ended, after four seasons. A former London bus driver, Wainwright has written and created some of the best …