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    1. August 17, 2014

      Finding Neverland, American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, Massachusetts – review

      One hundred and ten years after he first appeared onstage, at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre, Peter Pan is still having a...

    2. July 30, 2014

      Shuffle Festival, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, London

      A dense, overgrown cemetery dwarfed by decaying tower blocks is not the most obvious setting for a film and arts festival....

    1. May 2, 2014

      Chuck E Weiss: Red Beans and Weiss – review

      Veteran LA boho Chuck E Weiss – who palled around with Tom Waits in his thirsty beatnik days and inspired Rickie Lee Jones...

    2. April 24, 2014

      Transcendence – film review

      Catastrophically muddled, pseudo-scientific piffle, Transcendence stars Johnny Depp as a “genius scientist” working “in the...

    3. March 6, 2014

      The Grand Budapest Hotel – film review

      You are flung shipwrecked on a desert island. You are not thirsty (there’s a fresh water spring), but you are frantic with...

    4. August 8, 2013

      Film reviews: Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, The Lone Ranger, Foxfire, Silence, Looking for Hortense

      Master of social ineptitude and cringe-factor exuberance, Alan Partridge is a comedy marvel so British it has taken more...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      July 17, 2013

      Johnny Depp meets his Japanese fans

      Toru Hanai/Reuters Johnny Depp signs autographs for fans during the premiere of his film “The Lone Ranger” in Tokyo, on...

    6. November 14, 2012

      Isle of Man faces Pinewood inquiry call

      The Isle of Man’s attempt to recapture its recent glory days in film has sparked Hollywood-style controversy. A billionaire...

    7. September 28, 2012

      The attraction of opposites

      The Palazzo Madama in Turin is one of the most historically resonant buildings in the north of Italy: originally a Roman...

    8. July 13, 2012

      Comic-Con has powers of its own for studios

      For those unwilling to carry a warlock’s staff, wear spandex superhero tights, or daub themselves in green body paint to...

    9. June 15, 2012

      Brim with confidence

      Johnny Depp does it. So do Brad Pitt, Adrien Brody, Matthew McCon­aughey, Justin Timberlake and David Beckham. David Bowie,...

    10. May 23, 2012

      Pinewood takes a hit as expansion fails

      Pinewood Shepperton, where the James Bond films are made, was pushed into a nearly £3m post-tax loss for the 15 months ended...

    11. May 11, 2012

      Sharp looks

      Answer this: if vampires can’t see themselves in mirrors, how do they manage to look so good? More importantly, how does...

    12. May 10, 2012

      A Faust that’s rude, lewd and irresistible

      No wonder Aleksandr Sokurov’s Faust – cranky, wild and visionary – won last year’s Venice Golden Lion. It comes roaring into...

    13. March 15, 2012

      Nominees announced for 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards

      The New York seasons have been strangely out of sync this year; winter went with a whimper, whilst spring only seemed to...

    14. December 29, 2011

      The best movies of 2011

      Cinema levels and liberalises the planet. A critic surveys the best films that became part of the world’s story in 2011 –...

    15. November 25, 2011

      David wins battle of TV comedy giants

      The title of Ricky Gervais’s latest series is an indication of its sensibility. Life’s Too Short (BBC2 Thursdays) marks a...

    16. November 10, 2011

      Film releases: November 11

      The world has yet to see an adaptation of Wuthering Heights that wuthers like Emily Brontë’s novel – or that comes near the...

    17. November 4, 2011

      Rum doings

      Bruce Robinson is advocating restraint. Withnail & I, his tragicomic 1987 masterpiece, might have inspired a drinking game...

    18. The World

      August 2, 2011

      The bond vigilantes: hola, guapos

      Spanish and Italian 10-year bond yields are heading for 6.5 per cent, and it looks bad for the eurozone and IMF’s attempt to...

    19. May 20, 2011

      Reality at the margins

      Nearly everything is larger than life at the Cannes Film Festival, which explains why life sometimes disappears here. For...

    20. May 18, 2011

      Film releases: May 19

      Johnny Depp was such a knockout in his early outings as the pirate Jack Sparrow – elaborately tottering across 18th-century...

    21. May 12, 2011

      Film studios strike treasure in Russia

      The stars were out in Moscow this week to promote Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, with Johnny...

    22. December 8, 2010

      Film releases: December 10

      I was all set to lead with The Tourist Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp in starring roles. Germany’s Florian Henckel von...

    23. October 15, 2009

      An over-fertile imaginarium

      Oh dear, even the title screams "Terry Gilliam". Lay on the rococo wackiness; gild all available lilies; let a thousand...

    24. October 14, 2009

      Film releases: October 14

      Oh dear, even the title screams “Terry Gilliam”. Lay on the rococo wackiness; gild all available lilies; let a thousand...

    25. September 21, 2009

      Disney movie chief leaves after films flop

      Walt Disney has parted company with Dick Cook, the head of its movie studio, following a string of box office flops that...

    26. September 20, 2009

      Disney movie chief leaves after films flop

      Walt Disney has parted company with Dick Cook, the head of its movie studio, after a series of box office flops that have...

    27. August 14, 2009

      Where are all the robber heroes?

      Whatever happened to the robber hero? The suited and booted thieves who coolly walked out of Graff jewellers in Mayfair...

    28. August 13, 2009

      Where are all the robber heroes?

      Whatever happened to the robber hero? The suited and booted thieves who coolly walked out of Graff jewellers in Mayfair with...

    29. July 2, 2009

      Face to face with film noir folk

      We know what we want from a gangster film. We want characters who are half living "wanted" posters, half speeding pawns of...

    30. July 1, 2009

      Face to face with film noir

      Public EnemiesIce Age 3Am I Black Enough For YouEmbodiment of EvilStrawberry and Chocolate We know what we want from a...

    31. June 14, 2009

      Piracy threatens the creative industries

      Last week, France’s highest court ripped the heart out of a law that was designed by President Nicolas Sarkozy to go some...

    32. March 21, 2009

      TV films

      Young Victoria writer Julian Fellowes made his name with Gosford Park (Channel 4 9pm), Robert Altman's characteristically...

    33. March 20, 2009

      Autographs lift stamp seller

      The hurried signatures of Johnny Depp and Madonna are like gold-dust to film buffs and music fans desperate for the...

    34. December 31, 2008

      Film

      Great screen comedy is not so plentiful that you expect to see three examples in one evening. But this is New Year's Eve,...

    35. December 19, 2008

      L'Oréal heiress denies illness after allegation over €1bn gifts

      Liliane Bettencourt, France's richest woman and L'Oréal heiress, yesterday insisted she was in excellent health after...

    36. November 27, 2008

      ‘I passed by a man who had just lost his wife’

      I was having dinner at home in Colaba, in south Mumbai, when I felt my building trembling. At first I thought it was a fire...

    37. November 24, 2008

      Piracy blow to ships' insurance

      Shipowners and operators are set to face higher insurance costs because of the increase in piracy off Somalia, insurers...

    38. October 18, 2008

      'Totally grandpa'

      When looking for a phrase that conjures up images of elegance and modernity, "retirement chic" does not spring quickly - if...

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