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    1. August 12, 2014

      The Maids, City Centre, New York – review

      Benedict Andrews’ production of Jean Genet’s 1947 play The Maids is visually stunning. With Cate Blanchett and Isabelle...

    2. July 11, 2014

      Interview: director Benedict Andrews

      Open a copy of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire and you will find the playwright’s lyrical description of the...

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      March 3, 2014

      The Oscars 2014: what brand won the night?

      By Vanessa Friedman and Elizabeth Paton Once upon a time it was all so easy: everything rode on who had the prettiest...

    2. March 3, 2014

      Anti-slavery film wins best picture Oscar in Hollywood

      Oscars 2014: And the winner is . . .  12 Years a Slave , Steve McQueen’s searing depiction of the brutality of slavery,...

    3. February 28, 2014

      A Savile Row tailor pops up for the Oscars

      These days it has become de rigueur for jewellery brands, shoe maestros and couture houses to descend upon Los Angeles ahead...

    4. February 28, 2014

      Silver gowns at the Oscars

      Silver is not only experiencing a recent bounceback as a commodity, it is having a fashion moment too. The Hollywood A-list...

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      February 17, 2014

      Bafta scorecard: which fashion brand won the night?

      Getty Images Yes, it’s that time again: the time to tally up the celebs to find out which-brand-won-the-red-carpet! I mean,...

    6. February 14, 2014

      Blue Jasmine – DVD review

      Woody Allen, 2013 Warner New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett – masterfully imbuing the Woody Allen role with her own...

    7. February 13, 2014

      The Monuments Men – film review

      One world war will get you two. We have barely commenced centenary commemoration of the 1914-18 affair before George Clooney...

    8. December 13, 2013

      Banker Simon Mordant on the new Australian pavilion in Venice

      One name links two separate announcements in the past month that will shape Australia’s arts scene for the next couple of...

    9. December 6, 2013

      Detainee’s family uses film festival to press UAE on free speech

      The family of a US national detained in the United Arab Emirates for uploading a satirical video is calling on celebrities...

    10. September 27, 2013

      This season’s capes for women

      When Cate Blanchett wore a custom-made Balenciaga Edition blush-pink silk cape over an embroidered, floral appliqué dress...

    11. September 26, 2013

      Film reviews: Blue Jasmine, Prisoners, Greedy Lying Bastards, Hannah Arendt and Runner Runner

      Woody Allen in A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982) had a scene of madcap dementia in which he “became” Blanche DuBois....

    12. Material World

      September 23, 2013

      Has fashion dumped Hollywood for Asia?

      Getty Images OK, that headline is a bit of an exaggeration; luxury still loves its LA brand ambassadors. But when it comes...

    13. August 16, 2013

      On trend at the multiplex

      It’s August, which I know means as a responsible fashion editor I ought to be using this column vociferously to encourage...

    14. August 16, 2013

      In awe of Oz

      While Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts and other Aussie A-listers have long topped best-dressed lists, it’s now...

    15. December 13, 2012

      A juggernaut in Middle-earth

      “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, announces the poster. Unexpected? By whom? Among the great certainties of earthly...

    16. May 18, 2012

      Unholy revivals

      “It’s been crazy, I’ve lost track of dates,” says Benedict Andrews as he flicks through a pocket diary, tracing his finger...

    17. April 26, 2012

      Hunt reveals Olympic festival plans

      Jeremy Hunt, the culture secretary, put on a steely façade as he laid out plans for a cultural festival to coincide with the...

    18. April 16, 2012

      Big and Small, Barbican Theatre, London

      Director Benedict Andrews (who replaced Luc Bondy at the helm of Sydney Theatre Company’s international touring production...

    19. January 13, 2012

      All in a day’s work

      Blink and you’ll miss it, so to speak. Even for a culture that is addicted to the fizzy thrills of the pop-up and the flash...

    20. December 12, 2011

      No cares when you have cash in hand

      From Mr Neil Shillito. Sir, Lucy Kellaway’s column “Money’s too tight to mention if you have lots of it” (December 5)...

    21. August 8, 2011

      Uncle Vanya, Eisenhower Theater, Washington

      A frequent accolade for a revered performer is: “You never catch her acting.” By that standard, the Sydney Theatre Company’s...

    22. October 1, 2010

      Small talk: Peter Ackroyd

      Much of Peter Ackroyd’s prolific writing career has been inspired by his love of London, from his first novel, The Great...

    23. May 14, 2010

      Changes in moviedom

      Cate Blanchett in Cannes The Dream and the Deal It took skill to fly to Cannes from London this year. Weaving nimbly between...

    24. May 13, 2010

      Robin Hood

      If Ridley Scott's aim was to bewilder, then Robin Hood must be counted a storming success. From the opening scene, we are...

    25. February 9, 2010

      A 'Streetcar' named Huppert

      Film stars just keep flocking to Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire - in under a year, Cate Blanchett, Rachel...

    26. February 8, 2010

      Un tramway, Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, Paris

      One-woman show: Isabelle Huppert in ‘Un Tramway’ Film stars just keep flocking to Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named...

    27. December 13, 2009

      Fashion: Cutting their cloth with style

      We are used to fashion coming from Paris, London, Milan or New York but what about Latvia, Estonia and Croatia? Recently, a...

    28. November 6, 2009

      The emergence of eastern European designers

      We’re used to fashion coming from Paris, London, Milan or New York but what about Latvia, Estonia and Croatia? Recently, a...

    29. November 5, 2009

      A Streetcar Named Desire

      Among many other things, Streetcar is a play about seeking relief. Stanley fights to relieve himself of beery residue in...

    30. November 4, 2009

      A Streetcar Named Desire, Eisenhower Theatre, Washington

      Among many other things, Streetcar is a play about seeking relief. Stanley fights to relieve himself of beery residue in...

    31. October 17, 2009

      Why leather is perfect for hard times

      Autumn/winter designs by, from left, Prada, YSL, Rodarte, Balmain and Temperley London Angelina Jolie on the red carpet in...

    32. October 10, 2009

      India tries to censor film portrayal of Nehru-Mountbatten liaison

      Indian authorities have attem-pted to censor a British film portraying the relationship of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first...

    33. October 9, 2009

      Film to portray Nehru-Mountbatten love affair

      Indian authorities have tried to censor a British film portraying the relationship of Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime...

    34. June 25, 2009

      Step beyond the sole of the shoemaker

      Few business stories are blessed with more sex appeal, drama and personalities than the tale of Jimmy Choo's rise from...

    35. June 24, 2009

      Beyond the shoemaker’s sole

      The Towering World of Jimmy Choo A Story of Power, Profits, and the Pursuit of the Perfect Shoe By Lauren Goldstein Crowe...

    36. May 16, 2009

      Small Talk: Zoë Heller

      Zoë Heller has written her three novels and countless newspaper columns in a former men’s lavatory – part of her converted...

    37. April 4, 2009

      TV Films

      Al Gore found greater worldwide acclaim presenting An Inconvenient Truth (C4 9.20pm) than from his vice-presidential...

    38. February 7, 2009

      Films on release - Nigel Andrews

      Vicky Cristina Barcelona Woody Allen 96 mins (12A) Woody Allen's best in years. For an hour we are happy enough that...

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