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  1. 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 for the...

  2. 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...

  1. 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 coffee...

  2. 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...

  3. 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 Brad...

  4. 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 upwind of...

  5. 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 delicatessen in...

  6. 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 failing...

  7. 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 each...

  8. 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 Greenwich...

  9. 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 gang...

  10. 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 production...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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 Montana...

  16. 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...

  17. 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 quickly...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. December 6, 2008

    TV films

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

  22. 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...

  23. 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 when I...

  24. 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...

  25. July 21, 2007

    FILM

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

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. June 9, 2007

    Ocean's 13

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

  29. 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 and...

  30. 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 and...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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 Araki....

  34. October 2, 2006

    FILM KARL FRENCH

    Reunited after their incendiary appearances in the first two Godfather films, Al Pacino and John Cazale are a gloriously...

  35. September 25, 2006

    FILM KARL FRENCH

    Pat Barker's novel is well served by Gillies MacKinnon in Regeneration (BBC1 11.45pm), which sadly hasn't so far proved to...

  36. August 29, 2006

    CRITICS' CHOICE

    Murdochvision deserves a medal. Today and tomorrow they bounce enough Preston Sturges films off their satellite to satisfy...

  37. May 10, 2006

    CRITICS' CHOICE

    Pearl Harbor (BBC1 8.00pm) is in more than one sense a jaw-dropping spectacle. Much of the $100m-plus budget was spent on...

  38. April 26, 2006

    FILM

    If you can swallow the premise, Face/Off (Five 9.00pm) is deliriously entertaining. FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta)...

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