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    1. May 9, 2014

      Thelma Schoonmaker: the queen of the cutting room

      Every morning, Thelma Schoonmaker heads to the Directors Guild of America building in New York, just south of Central Park,...

    2. 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...

    1. January 10, 2014

      Saul Zaentz, film and music mogul, 1921-2014

      No one, a wag once said of the producer Saul Zaentz, “was better at taking care of the books”. It was a two-edged tribute....

    2. December 5, 2013

      Review: Nebraska

      Age does amazing things. Bruce Dern, a plain but punchy character star of the 1970s (Silent Running, The King of Marvin...

    3. February 25, 2013

      CIA Iran drama wins on Oscar night

      Argo won the Oscar for best picture at the 85th Academy Awards on a night when no single film dominated the ceremony and Ang...

    4. February 22, 2013

      Jerry Buss, basketball team owner

      Chemist and entrepreneur 1933-2013 Jerry Buss was a child of the Great Depression who became a chemist, mathematician and...

    5. October 24, 2012

      World weighed down by debt won’t grow

      In the film A Few Good Men, Colonel Nathan Jessup (Jack Nicholson) famously tells the military court: “You can’t handle the...

    6. March 30, 2012

      Revered ex-basketballer’s $2bn play

      When Earvin “Magic” Johnson retired from basketball 20 years ago, stunning the sports world after revealing that he had...

    7. FT Alphaville

      September 8, 2011

      A few good central bankers

      In case you missed Jean-Claude Trichet coming over a bit Jack Nicholson at Thursday’s ECB press conference we thought we’d...

    8. September 2, 2011

      Don’t rent a villa, rent a village

      In her book Fame and Frame, the celebrity photographer Pat York includes a shot of actor Jack Nicholson walking away from a...

    9. August 19, 2011

      Must fry harder

      I’ve discovered recently that I share a guilty secret with a load of chefs and foodies. It’s a dreadful programme on the...

    10. June 23, 2011

      FBI follows the dame to sink teeth into mob boss

      The Federal Bureau of Investigation likes to claim it always gets its man, sometimes in a hail of bullets, like Bonnie...

    11. May 27, 2011

      Ego-homes required

      “I need to take a deep breath, strip down and go for a long swim in Lake Me,” said my client from Los Angeles. Never have I...

    12. May 6, 2011

      Kingdom of elegance

      The seafront at Deauville, with cabins bearing names of film industry legends “I was expecting something a bit like...

    13. December 3, 2010

      ‘Stick it’: a last defence

      Two members of the working class were given walk-on parts this past week and, though both camera-shy, they performed a...

    14. October 1, 2010

      Tea with the FT: Michael Caine

      Disappointingly, Sir Michael Caine does not, when we are introduced, look me firmly in the eye and declare: “My name’s...

    15. July 17, 2010

      This summer’s essential sunglasses

      From left: Fendi, Hermès, Moschino Cheap & Chic, Giorgio Armani and Burberry What? Sunglasses – the simple standard bearer...

    16. May 30, 2010

      Maverick filmmaker and actor Hopper dies

      Being a gifted actor and maverick filmmaker was just part of the life of Dennis Hopper, who died 74. He was an amateur...

    17. December 1, 2009

      Behind the macabre mask

      The evil clown, leering behind his grin, is a fixture of childish nightmares, a stand-in for the unfathomable and malevolent...

    18. November 30, 2009

      Tim Burton, Museum of Modern Art, New York

      Detail from ‘Untitled’ (Romeo & Juliet), 1981-1984, pen and ink, marker and coloured pencil on paper The evil clown,...

    19. November 6, 2009

      Lookalikes agency suffers double trouble

      By November, Susan Scott Lookalikes, an entertainment agency in North London, usually has 50 bookings for celebrity...

    20. September 18, 2009

      Insane in the Brain, Peacock Theatre, London

      The Swedish hip-hop group Bounce Here’s a fine and Swedish thing at the Wells. Insane in the Brain is a street-dance...

    21. July 2, 2009

      Boogie Woogie/ Unmade Beds

      Crediting "Art Curator: Damien Hirst", its world premiere attended by such local royalty as Ian Rankin, Boogie Woogie 's...

    22. April 2, 2009

      Why tax havens make such great scapegoats

      Monaco is not to everyone's taste. The actor Jack Nicholson described it as "Alcatraz for the rich". The tax haven on the...

    23. April 1, 2009

      Why tax havens make such great scapegoats

      Monaco is not to everyone’s taste. The actor Jack Nicholson described it as “Alcatraz for the rich”. The tax haven on the...

    24. March 14, 2009

      TV films

      Saturday evening offers a choice of sci-fi spectaculars. I, Robot (Channel 4 9pm), loosely inspired by the classic Isaac...

    25. January 10, 2009

      Surrounded by visual pleasures

      The painter Jack Vettriano, 57, has been scorned by the art establishment but his works continue to command eight-figure...

    26. January 10, 2009

      Surrounded by visual pleasures

      The painter Jack Vettriano, 57, has been scorned by the art establishment but his works continue to command eight-figure...

    27. August 4, 2008

      Strong brands are no accident

      From Mr John Purkiss and Mr David Royston-Lee. Sir, We agree with most of what Stefan Stern says about personal branding...

    28. July 26, 2008

      Films on release Nigel Andrews

      The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan 152 mins (12A) A blast of truth giddied up with fantasy - does the new Batman film owe...

    29. July 9, 2008

      Actors’ union rejects rival’s strike call

      The prospect of a damaging strike by Hollywood actors has receded after the biggest actors’ union failed to convince members...

    30. July 3, 2008

      LA Confrontational

      Think of it as Kramer vs Kramer remade by Billy Wilder. An amicable break-up turns sour as two ex-partners battle to get...

    31. June 14, 2008

      Rivalry helps basketball bounce back

      Basketball fans were out in force at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday evening as the fourth game of the NBA...

    32. March 29, 2008

      FILM - Karl French

      There's so much to enjoy in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (ITV1 7.00pm), Tim Burton's gorgeously designed take on Roald...

    33. March 10, 2008

      The Zombies, Shepherds Bush Empire, London

      While hardly in Led Zeppelin’s league, The Zombies’ reunion, after 40 years, was just as welcome in its way. The consummate...

    34. February 16, 2008

      Films on Release - Karl French & Nigel Andrews

      The Bucket List Rob Reiner 96 mins (12A) ** This odd, feel-good movie about death and dying opens with what is fast emerging...

    35. February 15, 2008

      Subterranean blues

      He was the rebellious hero of Ken Kesey's counterculture classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and loved nothing more...

    36. February 7, 2008

      Super Tuesday for famous followers

      It is a real problem. Like so many people here I have followed every twist and turn of the gripping US primary season with...

    37. February 6, 2008

      Super Tuesday for famous followers

      It is a real problem. Like so many people here I have followed every twist and turn of the gripping US primary season with...

    38. November 10, 2007

      DVD RELEASES

      Molière Laurent Tirard, 2007 Fox A pleasing romantic romp through 17th-century Paris that borrows heavily from Shakepeare...

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