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  1. January 23, 2014

    August: Osage County – film review

    American family drama on stage is an instantly recognisable brand. Characters open cupboards and skeletons avalanche out. It...

  2. May 3, 2013

    The Impossible – DVD review

    Juan Antonio Bayona, 2012 Entertainment One ★★☆☆☆ A kind of feature-length Holidays from Hell, The Impossible sees Ewan...

  1. April 12, 2013

    Villain of the piece

    Coleridge famously dubbed him a “motiveless malignity”. For the writer William Hazlitt, he was a man of “diseased...

  2. March 22, 2013

    On location: ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’

    The film The latest in a growing list of Hollywood movies inspired by folklore and fairy tales, this fantasy adventure from...

  3. December 27, 2012

    Comfort amid the catastrophe

    For a second successive week, sea water sweeps us away. First Life of Pi , now The Impossible (opening in the UK January 1),...

  4. September 7, 2012

    Biking with the FT: Deon Meyer

    You won’t see many large wild beasts in the country lanes near Surrey, but Deon Meyer isn’t taking any chances. I’m riding...

  5. April 19, 2012

    Charisma on a shocking scale

    Kevin Macdonald’s two-and-a-half-hour documentary about Bob Marley is too short. As the credits roll on Marley one must...

  6. March 9, 2012

    Culture corner: The desert life aquatic

    The new British film Salmon Fishing in the Yemen brings aquatic attire to the big screen. While fishing and fashion might...

  7. September 15, 2011

    Suspect trades reinforce ringfencing argument

    Sir John Vickers, who just unveiled plans to protect UK retail deposits from investment banking losses, can permit himself a...

  8. July 21, 2011

    Film releases: July 22

    Horrible Bosses is a one-man show that other actors have been allowed, lucklessly for them, to crash. Crash they do. Like a...

  9. April 16, 2011

    Power dressing: Damon Bryant

    Damon Bryant, 44, is a London-based film producer. A co-founder of Natural Nylon, a film production company he started with...

  10. April 15, 2010

    Power and the perfect loser

    Roman Polanski, the tortured genius, is a specialist in the trashy thriller. His characters often find themselves chasing...

  11. April 14, 2010

    Film releases: April 16

    In over his head: Ewan McGregor as the hapless hack in Roman Polanski’s ‘The Ghost’ Roman Polanski, the tortured genius, is...

  12. March 18, 2010

    A labour of love behind bars

    As surely as famous football players in Britain recently refused to participate in a commercial against homophobia - shame...

  13. March 17, 2010

    Film releases: March 19

    Prison romance: Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey in ‘I Love You Phillip Morris’ As surely as famous football players in Britain...

  14. February 20, 2010

    The best of the Berlin Film Festival

    Banksy’s ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ The trick is to stay upright. Here at the 60th Berlin Film Festival, pavements thick...

  15. February 8, 2010

    Guide: Arts around the world

    BerlinBerlinaleThe 60th annual Berlin International Film Festival begins on Thursday and lasts a fortnight. Among the 400 or...

  16. February 7, 2010

    Arts around the world

    BerlinBerlinale Ewan McGregor in ‘The Ghost Writer’, showing in Berlin The 60th annual Berlin International Film Festival...

  17. December 30, 2009

    Guide Spring film festivals around the world

    Berlin Berlinale In its 60th year, the Berlinale has become the city's biggest cultural event - and, with 270,000 tickets...

  18. December 29, 2009

    Spring film festivals around the world

    BerlinBerlinale In its 60th year, the Berlinale has become the city’s biggest cultural event – and, with 270,000 tickets...

  19. August 28, 2009

    Guide: Film festivals

    The nights are drawing in - in the northern hemisphere at least - and autumn is starting to loom over summer's shoulder....

  20. May 14, 2009

    Ciphers cracked at a giddy pace

    In the beginning were the words and the words were "box office". Whatever would the world do triennially in mid-May without...

  21. May 13, 2009

    Film reviews: Ciphers cracked at a giddy pace

    Angels and Demons (★★★☆☆, Ron Howard) Synecdoche, New York (★★☆☆☆, Charlie Kaufman) Viva (★★★★☆, Anna Biller) French Film (...

  22. April 4, 2009

    Playing Fred

    Enron, a play about the collapse of the energy group, hits the Royal Court Theatre in September, but if a film of Royal...

  23. October 4, 2008

    How to give it - Russ Malkin

    Russ Malkin, 48,produced the hit television travel shows Long Way Round and Long Way Down , with Ewan McGregor and Charley...

  24. September 13, 2008

    DVD releases - Karl French

    The Walter Hill Collection Walter Hill, 1978-1989 Optimum This collection - from the early, prime years of Hill's career -...

  25. June 28, 2008

    How television expanded its horizons

    Television travel programmes were originally not a window on the world as much as a shop window, showing the package...

  26. May 24, 2008

    Films on release - Nigel Andrews & Karl French

    Garbage Warrior Oliver Hodge 86 mins (15) For 35 years maverick architect Mike Reynolds has been plying his trade in a...

  27. May 3, 2008

    Radio choice Martin Hoyle

    Not nostalgia but history, and pretty fascinating too. Tonight's Archive Hour (Radio 4 8.00pm) goes in search of Anthony...

  28. April 26, 2008

    Films on release Martin Hoyle & Nigel Andrews

    Persepolis Marjane Satrapi 96 mins (12A) Writer-artist Marjane Satrapi brings her own graphic novel to the screen in...

  29. January 5, 2008

    WORLD DAVID HONIGMANN

    Various Artists Long Way Down RealWorld (2CDs) At first sight the soundtrack to Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman's bike...

  30. December 7, 2007

    Doublets in the Donmar

    Not only is this production entirely sold out apart from day seats, but tickets for it on Ebay are fetching up to £500...

  31. December 6, 2007

    Othello, Donmar Warehouse, London

    Not only is this production entirely sold out apart from day seats, but tickets for it on Ebay are fetching up to £500...

  32. December 1, 2007

    Othello

    Donmar Warehouse, London WC2 A fine trio of actors line up to play the leads in Michael Grandage's new production of...

  33. October 27, 2007

    Karl French - Television

    Sadly, for most viewers at least, Comedy Lab: Blowout (Channel 4, 11.55pm) is of the same school of grotesque, wilfully...

  34. September 1, 2007

    Trainspotting

    Trainspotting By Irvine WelshCover photograph by David Harrold Secker & Warburg, 1993 The first edition of Irvine Welsh’s...

  35. August 25, 2007

    Tailored for the movies

    Woody Allen's films are famous for their recurring themes, male neurosis being the most established one. But following next...

  36. August 24, 2007

    Tailored for the movies

    Woody Allen’s films are famous for their recurring themes, male neurosis being the most established one. But following next...

  37. January 20, 2007

    Cinema

    Babel ** Third time unlucky. Acclaimed for multi-story dramas Amores Perros and 21 Grams, director Alejandro Gonzalez...

  38. January 18, 2007

    Stars in her eyes

    Salmond probably thinks he has little to fear from Tories in Scotland. But not according to Annabel Goldie, leader of the...

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