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    1. September 18, 2014

      Magic in the Moonlight – film review

      The simpering, tinselly title induces dread. But Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight is not quite the coy bauble feared....

    2. September 12, 2014

      On location: Magic in the Moonlight

      The film: Magic in the Moonlight is the latest leg in Woody Allen’s European grand tour. While his films have previously...

    1. September 4, 2014

      Before I Go to Sleep – film review

      Adapted from the bestselling novel by S.J. Watson, it’s odd to find Before I Go to Sleep shot as if the source material were...

    2. June 12, 2014

      Devil’s Knot – film review

      Filmmaker Atom Egoyan once seemed a Canadian on the cusp of the canonic (Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter). But Devil’s Knot...

    3. January 9, 2014

      Film review – The Railway Man

      Cruelty, endurance, survival, making peace with the past. The Railway Man assembles many of the same ingredients as 12 Years...

    4. October 10, 2013

      Third Bridget book leads ‘Super Thursday’ rush

      When Helen Fielding’s last Bridget Jones book, The Edge of Reason, was published in 1999, ebooks and internet retailers...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      September 16, 2013

      The Last Supper

      Alistair Morrison/National Portrait Gallery Some of Britain’s most talented actors come together to re-create Leonardo da...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      September 16, 2013

      The Last Supper

      Alistair Morrison/National Portrait Gallery Some of Britain’s most talented actors come together to re-create Leonardo da...

    7. November 2, 2012

      This Gambit looks like art imitating life

      The Coen brothers make great films, and some, such as Fargo, are based on real life events. Their latest, Gambit, is about a...

    8. July 13, 2012

      From uptown to upriver

      When the 19th-century industrialist Jonathan T. Carr set out to build the world’s first garden suburb he settled on a...

    9. February 24, 2012

      On the green carpet

      Oscar dresses are usually associated with metres of tulle or swathes of silk, but this season some unexpected fabrics are...

    10. January 6, 2012

      St Trinian’s artist whose comic genius inspired a generation

      Having barely survived nearly four years in Japanese prisoner of war camps, Ronald Searle became one of the world’s finest...

    11. December 16, 2011

      ‘Yule wear it well’

       Alistair Carr, Design director, Pringle Men should dress with a sense of fun on Christmas day and not take themselves too...

    12. September 15, 2011

      Film releases: September 16

      Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was the toast of Venice, and is an early favourite for next year’s Oscars, but this bloodless,...

    13. August 13, 2011

      The List: Five top historical re-enactments

      Roman gladiators return to the ring this weekend at Fishbourne Palace in West Sussex*. Combatants will show off in the arena...

    14. June 11, 2011

      Honours List

      Companion of Honour Lord Michael Howard, former Tory party leader Knights Bachelor Prof Roger Boyle, national clinical...

    15. May 3, 2011

      Referendum reckoning

      The alternative vote Who has come out in support? Backers include the politicians Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg, Lord Mandelson,...

    16. April 1, 2011

      Prints among men

      Clockwise from far left: outfits from the spring/summer collections by Louis Vuitton, Etro, Roberto Cavalli, D&G, Paul...

    17. March 11, 2011

      In the dock, but not in jail

      Why have so few bankers gone to jail in the wake of the financial crisis? That is a question many ordinary people have asked...

    18. March 3, 2011

      The Diary: Tom Hiddleston

      Before deciding to become an actor, I read Classics at university and my favourite lyric poetic epic is still the Odyssey....

    19. February 28, 2011

      Slideshow: The 83rd Academy Awards

      2011 Oscars slideshow...

    20. February 28, 2011

      The King’s Speech takes Oscars glory

      A period English drama about a stuttering monarch was the big winner at the 83rd Academy Awards when The King’s Speech took...

    21. February 25, 2011

      Who will make the king of speeches at the Oscars?

      Supporters ‘The Fighter’, with two Oscar contenders Stars on Sunday It’s back. The hoopla, the razzmatazz, the one date each...

    22. February 25, 2011

      Lights, camera, accounts!

      To watch Harvey Weinstein walk into a Hollywood party is to receive a lesson in how to work a room. A 58-year-old bear of a...

    23. February 22, 2011

      Will it be the AVs or the AV-nots?

      If the UK had a referendum on what to have a referendum about, Notebook doubts it would be the alternative vote. There is...

    24. February 18, 2011

      The Square gets hip

      The W’s lounge He might not have realised it but when Colin Firth stepped bleary-eyed into Leicester Square at 4am last...

    25. Westminster Blog

      February 15, 2011

      Spotlight on NO2AV claim of £250m cost of electoral reform

      And so to County Hall, up a staircase, down several hallways – past screens showing “Clash of the Titans” – to the launch of...

    26. February 15, 2011

      AV system too costly, say No campaigners

      Opting for the alternative vote system will cost millions of pounds that would be better spent on hospitals and schools, No...

    27. Westminster Blog

      January 26, 2011

      No Oscars for the (Mervyn) King's Speech

      Unlike Colin Firth in The King’s Speech, there was no verbal stumbling from Mervyn King when the governor of the Bank of...

    28. January 18, 2011

      ‘King’s Speech’ agency hit by funding cuts

      On the day that The King’s Speech was nominated for 14 Baftas, several of those who helped with its production were told...

    29. January 14, 2011

      Man in the News: Colin Firth

      A king stammers; a nation holds its breath. A king starts to conquer his stammer; a world audience starts to hold back its...

    30. January 5, 2011

      Film releases: January 7

      Pain of monarchy: Colin Firth in Tom Hooper’s ‘The King’s Speech’ Looking at stills of The King’s Speech before seeing it, I...

    31. December 17, 2010

      Outside Edge: An actor’s good opinion is easily lost

      Surprisingly few successful actors become politicians, for all they have in common. The Philippines has tons of them, for...

    32. December 15, 2010

      UK Lib Dems need to show pride in liberalism

      Nick Clegg has been called a Stepford Wife, a two-timer and an over-eager member of a civil partnership. The UK deputy prime...

    33. Material World

      November 10, 2010

      Alexander McQueen to headline Met Ball-- and pay!

      The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced its next great Costume Institute theme: Alexander McQueen! And the underwriter...

    34. September 24, 2010

      Blame the country for poor cinema

      I watched a trailer for the forthcoming London Film Festival the other week, and there was a short section devoted to...

    35. September 8, 2010

      Guide to film festivals

      As this year’s Venice film festival draws towards its close, the cinepack moves on to pastures new and the lure of new...

    36. September 8, 2010

      Autumn guide to film festivals

      As this year’s Venice film festival draws towards its close, the cinepack moves on to pastures new and the lure of new...

    37. February 11, 2010

      In denial about Englishness

      The essential exam question regarding author Christopher Isherwood, a near-lifelong Englishman abroad (Berlin, then...

    38. February 10, 2010

      Film releases: February 12

      Transatlantic nuances: Colin Firth and Julianne Moore in ‘A Single Man’ The essential exam question regarding author...

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