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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. August 1, 2014

    Labor Day – DVD review

    Jason Reitman, 2013 Paramount Kate Winslet is Adele, a depressed, divorced mom living with her perceptive 13-year-old son...

  1. May 2, 2014

    Has the web killed cultural snobbery?

    Midway through writing a book based around Céline Dion’s album Let’s Talk About Love, I decided not to try to get an...

  2. April 3, 2014

    Divergent – film review

    Divergent is a futuristic challenge romp in the Hunger Games style. Feisty heroine Tris (Shailene Woodley) goes mano-a-mano...

  3. March 20, 2014

    Labor Day – film review

    The First Cuckoo of Spring award is hotly contested this week. Don’t overlook Labor Day. A glammed-down Kate Winslet,...

  4. January 8, 2014

    Switching careers: ‘Life is too short to be cautious’

    Enjoying a Hollywood movie is a light diversion for most people. But for Debbie Wosskow watching The Holiday , starring Kate...

  5. December 17, 2013

    Facebook introduces video adverts

    Facebook is introducing video adverts in users’ news feeds, as the social network seeks a slice of the global TV advertising...

  6. August 4, 2013

    Titanic, Southwark Playhouse, London

    In late 1997, when millions of cinema-goers flocked to see Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio immortalise the maiden voyage...

  7. July 5, 2013

    Facial awareness

    Ping ping buzz brrring. I’m sitting in a restaurant with three girlfriends of a certain age and their mobiles are...

  8. July 12, 2012

    Striptease story with deep cheek

    Magic Mike, a tale of male strippers directed by Steven Soderbergh, is ridiculously enjoyable. Comedy, voyeurism, love,...

  9. June 16, 2012

    Big Society dominates honours list

    David Cameron’s concept of the Big Society dominates the Queen’s birthday honours list, as business and politics take a back...

  10. May 25, 2012

    For one night only!

    Before a recent live performance held in Manhattan’s Times Center, the film director Jason Reitman told the audience that...

  11. March 14, 2012

    Audible opts for a star cast

    Audible, the Amazon-owned digital audiobook company, is enlisting celebrity narrators to try to elevate the reputation of a...

  12. March 2, 2012

    First-class posts

    Time was when beauty on the internet was a poor relation to fashion. All the viral buzz and brand attention centred on...

  13. February 2, 2012

    Film releases: February 3

    The words “family entertainment”, so often a warning to filmgoers, are redefined by Roman Polanski’s Carnage. It is...

  14. November 16, 2011

    ‘Screw Business as Usual’, by Richard Branson

    Screw Business as Usual opens with the author standing naked outside his burning house on Necker Island with Kate Winslet by...

  15. November 4, 2011

    Brows to dye for

    My attitude towards experts is as follows: let them get on with it. A mechanic understands the inner workings of my car...

  16. October 28, 2011

    Some like it hot – again

    Pass the peroxide and work on that wiggle: fashion is having a Marilyn moment. From the cover of UK Harper’s Bazaar (Kate...

  17. October 20, 2011

    Film releases: October 21

    A make-up free week at the movies! Contagion tracks the ruinous global progress of a new virus from a vampire bat communing...

  18. September 9, 2011

    Join the dots

    What? Move over stripes, there’s another pattern in town. The favoured motif of Minnie Mouse, Pierrot clowns, Ginger Rogers...

  19. September 9, 2011

    Asbestos, A-listers and stiff upper lips

    The 68th Venice Film Festival has been a surreal experience. Two contrasting dimensions of reality nudge up against each...

  20. September 5, 2011

    Carnage amid the canals

    Judging by the first week, you’d think one of three demands needed to be met to enter a movie at this year’s Venice Film...

  21. August 25, 2011

    Film releases: August 25

    Whenever I see the name Anne Hathaway on a poster, I have a waking nightmare. It is not that she may one day play a role...

  22. FT Alphaville

    August 23, 2011

    Fire destroys Branson’s Caribbean property

    Lightning sparked by Hurricane Irene started a fire on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island compound in the British Virgin...

  23. August 23, 2011

    Fire destroys Branson’s Caribbean property

    Lightning sparked by Hurricane Irene started a fire on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island compound in the British Virgin...

  24. August 19, 2011

    The Victorians’ Facebook

    Over drinks in Tuscany this week, my hostess thrust a Florentine album with vellum pages into my hands. “The visitors’...

  25. Material World

    May 12, 2011

    St John and Kate Winslet go gambling

    St John, the upscale but staid US woman’s brand that specializes in knitwear, has just released the first pictures...

  26. February 25, 2011

    Something for the weekend

    Winning the award for best actress at this weekend’s Oscars may herald a further life-changing event according to research...

  27. January 7, 2011

    The List: Stars playing themselves

    You’re no one in Hollywood these days unless you’ve played yourself at least once. It’s partly the last bulwark of the...

  28. September 14, 2010

    Supergroup boosted by international expansion

    Supergroup, the fashion retailer, reported another bumper quarter of sales, driven by the popularity of its Japanese-themed...

  29. March 9, 2010

    The new red carpet economy

    On Sunday evening, the Oscars’ red carpet was dripping with predictably glamorous fare: Penelope Cruz in a purple duchess...

  30. March 9, 2010

    The new red carpet economy

    On Sunday evening, the Oscars' red carpet was dripping with predictably glamorous fare: Penelope Cruz in a purple duchess...

  31. October 5, 2009

    Small Talk: Bernhard Schlink

    Bernhard Schlink’s 1997 novel The Reader, a moving tale about the guilt felt by Germany’s wartime generation, was the first...

  32. July 29, 2009

    Love affair with cinema flourishes

    UK cinema admissions in the first six months of this year were up by 14.5 per cent on last year, according to figures...

  33. March 3, 2009

    Insead and LBS sweep ECCH awards

    They may not be Sean Penn or Kate Winslet, but in their own way Nirmalya Kumar and Sophie Linguri Coughlan will be the star...

  34. February 27, 2009

    Originality and Darwin

    Kate Winslet is a fine actor and a beautiful woman (and there’s always a hint about her of the headmistress we all had a...

  35. February 23, 2009

    ‘Slumdog’ wins big at the Oscars

    Slumdog Millionaire was the big winner at the 81st Academy Awards, scooping the best picture and director awards in an...

  36. February 21, 2009

    TV films

    After the wilfully tasteless excesses of his early features, Peter Jackson gave a hint of the dark delights to come with...

  37. February 21, 2009

    A very normal nominee

    It is a slippery uphill slope to a sixth Oscar nomination, especially if you have won none of the previous five. But on...

  38. February 20, 2009

    Woman in the News: Kate Winslet

    It is a slippery uphill slope to a sixth Oscar nomination, especially if you have won none of the previous five. But on...

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