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  1. May 3, 2013

    Quartet – DVD review

    Dustin Hoffman, 2012 Momentum ★★☆☆☆ Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut falls well short of his renowned acting prowess. Set...

  2. June 23, 2012

    Fact and fantasy in the newsroom

    In one of those cosmic coincidences of timing, just as the Leveson inquiry in the UK paints journalists in the worst...

  1. May 2, 2012

    Box office pushes Time Warner past forecasts

    Time Warner beat expectations for the first quarter thanks to strong performances from its Warner Brothers movie division...

  2. April 2, 2012

    HBO’s strategic rethink pays off

    When Game of Thrones returned to US screens on Sunday, HBO was looking to its bloodthirsty fantasy of dragons, dwarves and...

  3. 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...

  4. August 1, 2011

    Tough guys behind a hard sell

    Trust National Bank was a midsized Russian lender with a big problem. Created out of the remnants of Menatep Bank – a $29bn...

  5. June 22, 2011

    A marriage of money and mirth

    At the same time as noting – with sinking heart – the various newspaper think pieces by female pundits about the...

  6. October 22, 2010

    Michael Mann’s project with HBO

    You can take the boy out of Chicago but you cannot take Chicago out of the boy; 40 years since he left the Windy City,...

  7. October 8, 2010

    Actor and producer relive past glories

    Martin Shaw and Bill Kenwright in London “He was a lot smaller,” says the actor Martin Shaw of the producer Bill Kenwright....

  8. April 10, 2010

    The List: Seven films by former stand-ups

    With David Baddiel’s screenwriting debut, The Infidel, opening this week and the imminent arrival of Cemetery Junction,...

  9. January 12, 2010

    Scandal threatens Northern Ireland's fragile alliance

    A scandal involving sex and money is unsettling Northern Ireland's normally staid Protestant community, threatening a...

  10. January 11, 2010

    Scandal threatens N Ireland alliance

    Peter Robinson, who has stepped down as first minister for six weeks, arrives at parliament in Stormont A scandal involving...

  11. Westminster Blog

    November 18, 2009

    The rabbit: four guarantees but no price tag

    Well, for those of you who missed it, Gordon Brown’s mangy fluffy rabbit turned out to be a clutch of “guarantees” for young...

  12. June 4, 2009

    Sun, sweetness and apocalypse

    Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson are two lonely hearts who sweetly meet in London. They are walking along the Embankment...

  13. June 3, 2009

    Sweetness and apocalypse

    Sugar (★★★★☆, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck) Last Chance Harvey (★★☆☆☆, Joel Hopkins) Shadows in the Sun (★☆☆☆☆, David...

  14. April 4, 2009

    TV Films

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

  15. March 19, 2009

    Gulf sees a chemical future

    In the US film The Graduate, a family friend offers the protagonist, played by Dustin Hoffman, some simple career advice:...

  16. March 18, 2009

    Gulf sees a chemical future

    In the US film The Graduate, a family friend offers the protagonist, played by Dustin Hoffman, some simple career advice: “I...

  17. March 7, 2009

    I’m a celebrity ... let me in!

    In the beauty business, there’s a clever new version of the fame game that guarantees all the benefits of a celebrity...

  18. FT Alphaville

    March 3, 2009

    This gorgeous kitchen (maker) could be yours...

    … clients include Oprah Winfrey and Dustin Hoffman. The company: The product: The problem. (emphasis ours) Smallbone...

  19. January 26, 2009

    Embracing The Wide Sky

    Embracing The Wide Sky: A Tour Across the Horizons of the Human Mind By Daniel Tammet Hodder & Stoughton £16.99, 296 pages...

  20. January 24, 2009

    Piece of mind

    Daniel Tammet describes himself as "one of the world's few well known autistic savants". The best known is the character...

  21. October 11, 2008

    Why journalism wins my vote

    In the summer of 1985, when I arrived in the capital of the United States, The Washington Post was one of the finest...

  22. October 11, 2008

    TV films

    In Saturday's Straw Dogs (Channel 4 11.05pm), Peckinpah, America's poetic genius of screen violence, worked for the first...

  23. October 1, 2008

    Tesco

    "Is it safe?" hissed Laurence Olivier as he drilled into Dustin Hoffman's molar in Marathon Man . That is the question...

  24. September 20, 2008

    DVD releases

    King of New York Abel Ferrara, 1990 Arrow Films Abel Ferrara's gangster fable, long a cult favourite, gets a lavish...

  25. September 8, 2008

    Plumeri started career with Hollywood stars

    In the 1970s, Joe Plumeri helped set up and float a film production company owned by Hollywood actors. Its stars included...

  26. September 7, 2008

    Plumeri started career with Hollywood stars

    In the 1970s, Joe Plumeri helped set up and float a film production company owned by Hollywood actors. Its stars included...

  27. August 23, 2008

    TV films

    The highlight of a Saturday packed with various 1960s-themed movie treats is the seminal Bonnie and Clyde (ITV3 10.30pm),...

  28. August 7, 2008

    Pininfarina chief of ‘made-in Italy’ brand

    Andrea Pininfarina, chief executive of Italy’s eponymous and financially troubled car designer, died on Thursday in a road...

  29. July 5, 2008

    Films on release Martin Hoyle & Nigel Andrews

    Chop Suey Bruce Weber 98 mins (15) High camp, highly decorative, a calculated kaleidoscope of friends and places, faces...

  30. April 30, 2008

    'Shrek the Third' helps deliver big profit

    The DVD success of Shrek the Third and a better-than-expected performance from the Jerry Seinfeld-scripted Bee Movie...

  31. April 29, 2008

    ‘Shrek the Third’ lifts DreamWorks

    The DVD success of Shrek the Third and a better-than-expected performance from the Jerry Seinfeld-scripted Bee Movie on...

  32. October 19, 2007

    Swing low, sweet private jet

    Willie Walsh is flying in. Guy Hands, the private equity veteran, will be there. Even Dustin Hoffman is heading off to watch...

  33. October 13, 2007

    Sam Taylor-Wood

    As the Young British Artists embrace middle age, are they turning to God for answers, or even for inspiration? If they are,...

  34. October 12, 2007

    Sam Taylor-Wood, Wallspace, London

    As the Young British Artists embrace middle age, are they turning to God for answers, or even for inspiration? If they are,...

  35. July 12, 2007

    Giving career advice? Mind the generation gap

    In the next few weeks my eldest son will be entering the jobs market after finishing an MSc in film industry management. As...

  36. June 21, 2007

    Going to war with a wee enemy

    It seems no enemy is too small for China’s People’s Liberation Army. The PLA’s top commander in Hong Kong has revealed that...

  37. May 18, 2007

    Campaigner's starring role in shaking UK establishment

    There were plans to turn it into a film. Maurice Saatchi, one of the world's leading advertising men, was to be played by...

  38. February 10, 2007

    An artistic journey round the Greyhound myth

    In a country where the ideal is to drive one's own car, it is not surprising that Greyhound is regarded as the last resort...

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