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    1. August 6, 2015

      Manglehorn — film review

      Al Pacino in Manglehorn is a cross between Shylock and Willy Loman. “If you prick us, do we not bleed?” meets...

    2. May 28, 2015

      Danny Collins — film review

      You could wake up screaming at the thought: “What role will Al Pacino play next?” Shylock, Oscar Wilde, Herod, Phil...

    1. February 13, 2015

      The real-life narrative too strange for fiction

      Sir, Jan Dalley alleges that “real life, however dramatic, rarely provides a narrative as satisfying as well-made...

    2. January 23, 2015

      The never-ending war on drugs

      The Dark Art: My Undercover Life in Global Narco-terrorism, by Edward Follis and Douglas Century, Scribe,...

    3. September 18, 2014

      Wilde Salomé – film review

      Al Pacino, as actor-director, did memorable exhumation work on a play and a king in Looking for Richard. In the less...

    4. February 21, 2014

      On show at the Oscars

      True Detective, a new series starting in the UK tonight on Sky Atlantic, is a triumph for cable network HBO but also...

    5. January 17, 2014

      Sylvester Stallone at the Palladium

      After last year’s sellout An Evening With Al Pacino, now a for-one-night-only event with Sylvester Stallone. How is a...

    6. FT Alphaville

      December 11, 2012

      Losing in the court of public opinion

      Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of Starbucks bashing? FT Alphaville has certainly engaged in a spot of “what’s that burnt...

    7. December 9, 2012

      Glengarry Glen Ross, Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, New York

      David Mamet-bashing is so rife right now in New York that it is reassuring to be reminded why he presents such a large...

    8. September 20, 2012

      Just another bloody day in the underworld

      Everyone is out to kill everyone else in Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly. It rains blood. But professional hitman...

    9. April 26, 2012

      Great moment is far from Close

      At a certain point in their careers most stars go nuts over a certain part, long-fostering a project as it batters...

    10. February 10, 2012

      Lunch with the FT: Dustin Hoffman

      There have been plenty of great restaurant scenes on film. Think of Meg Ryan faking an orgasm at a Manhattan...

    11. FT Alphaville

      November 7, 2011

      ...And Justice for All (in emerging Europe)

      CEE Banker: If everybody agrees I’m innocent, how come I’m going BACK to the market jailhouse? The ECB is guilty of...

    12. September 9, 2011

      Asbestos, A-listers and stiff upper lips

      The 68th Venice Film Festival has been a surreal experience. Two contrasting dimensions of reality nudge up against...

    13. June 10, 2011

      Lunch with the FT: David Mamet

      Even sitting at a banquette in one corner of the nearly empty Knickerbocker Bar & Grill, an old-style grill in...

    14. September 29, 2010

      Balls keeps knife hidden in Ed-to-Ed battle

      So here’s the story: Little Ed, (played by Al Pacino, obviously) is now capo di tutto; it will be his job to lead the...

    15. June 14, 2010

      Guide Arts around the world

      ParisLa Donna del LagoThe most Romantic of all Rossini's Italian operas opens tonight at the Palais Garnier in a...

    16. June 13, 2010

      Arts around the world

      Sylvain Chomet’s ‘The Illusionist’ is on in Edinburgh ParisLa Donna del Lago The most Romantic of all Rossini’s Italian...

    17. January 19, 2010

      A delicious tale of monstrous egos

      The delicious thing about this book - its guilty pleasure - is that it transports you to a parallel universe in which...

    18. January 18, 2010

      A delicious tale of monstrous egos

      T he delicious thing about this book - its guilty pleasure - is that it transports you to a parallel universe in which...

    19. January 17, 2010

      Game Change

      Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime By John Heilemann and Mark Halperin...

    20. April 12, 2009

      Who can afford the next recovery plan?

      “That piece of shit up there, I never liked him. I never trusted him... But that’s history, I’m here, he ain’t.” Tony...

    21. March 20, 2009

      Autographs lift stamp seller

      The hurried signatures of Johnny Depp and Madonna are like gold-dust to film buffs and music fans desperate for the...

    22. February 14, 2009

      DVD releases

      Righteous Kill Jon Avnet, 2008 Lionsgate ** The thrill of seeing Al Pacino and Robert De Niro share screen space is...

    23. January 24, 2009

      Sunshine and stardust

      As soon as it opened in 1954, the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami was bathed in A-list glamour. Frank Sinatra and his Rat...

    24. January 24, 2009

      TV films

      There's a terrific idea at the heart of Saturday's Elizabeth (Channel 4 9.00pm), which is to present the build-up to...

    25. January 24, 2009

      Sunshine and stardust

      A s soon as it opened in 1954, the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami was bathed in A-list glamour. Frank Sinatra and his Rat...

    26. December 6, 2008

      TV films

      Now restored to the version directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger always had in mind, Saturday's The Life...

    27. December 29, 2007

      FILM: Karl French

      Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Channel 4 11.55pm) features prominently in the AFI's 100 Years list of greatest...

    28. November 12, 2007

      50 Cent, O2 Arena, London

      Hoping to blend in with 50 Cent’s fans, I wore a hoodie to the rapper’s London gig. The ploy seemed to have paid off...

    29. September 8, 2007

      Howard Jacobson

      Howard Jacobson was born in Manchester in 1942. He studied at Cambridge, and lectured in the UK and Sydney, before...

    30. July 21, 2007

      FILM

      Insomnia (Saturday BBC1 10.45pm), Christopher Nolan's atmospheric follow- up to Memento, should be seen rather later...

    31. July 7, 2007

      The hirsute route

      Flick through the pages of the July issue of UK Esquire magazine and you will probably notice the strong Anglo-Italian...

    32. July 7, 2007

      At home with the masters

      Sale: Damian Elwes - Artists' Studios Location: Scream, 34 Bruton Street, London W1,Tel: +44 (0)20-7493 7388...

    33. June 9, 2007

      Ocean's 13

      Steven Soderbergh - 122 mins (PG) The art of all-star piffle reaches Parnassian heights. Fabulous production values,...

    34. June 7, 2007

      Yet another roll of the dice

      In Ocean's Thirteen, the art of all-star piffle reaches Parnassian heights. Fabulous production values, sassy dialogue...

    35. June 6, 2007

      Yet another roll of the dice

      In Ocean’s Thirteen, the art of all-star piffle reaches Parnassian heights. Fabulous production values, sassy dialogue...

    36. March 17, 2007

      CRITICS' CHOICE

      Soon after Four Weddings and a Funeral Britain's Mike Newell proved he was no one-trick pony but a horse for different...

    37. November 30, 2006

      CRITICS' CHOICE

      Scottish filmmaker Peter Mullan won the Venice Golden Lion for The Magdalene Sisters (C4 10.00pm), a powerful tale of...

    38. November 13, 2006

      FILM NIGEL ANDREWS

      Prepare to be unsettled by Mysterious Skin (Channel 4 2.05am), the best film yet by missionary gay director Gregg...

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