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    1. November 13, 2014

      The Imitation Game – film review

      Any film about the life of pioneering British computer scientist Alan Turing, who committed suicide in 1954 as a result of...

    2. November 6, 2014

      Say When – film review

      It’s never too late to become a kooky American waif, even if you’re a posh-vowelled English actress. Keira Knightley leaps...

    1. October 22, 2014

      Café encounter exposes reality of Russian soldiers in Ukraine

      There are no active Russian servicemen in Ukraine – or so the Kremlin has been insisting for months. Yet a recent encounter...

    2. August 8, 2014

      Dungarees make a fashion statement

      Prince George may have often been photographed in dungarees but this does raise the question: should you be wearing the same...

    3. July 10, 2014

      Begin Again - film review

      Pets need to be very loveable to lick you all over the face without resistance or demur. I wanted to say “Stop!” in early...

    4. February 6, 2014

      Snowden leaks derail Oracle’s Hollywood dreams

      The fallout from Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Agency has reached Hollywood after Oracle asked...

    5. January 31, 2014

      Tales of youthful striving at Sundance

      The 30th Sundance Film Festival started somewhat inauspiciously on the day that the nominations for this year’s Oscars were...

    6. January 23, 2014

      Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – film review

      Chris Pine is going about being younger versions of everyone. Yesterday Star Trek’s Jim Kirk. Today Jack Ryan, Tom Clancy’s...

    7. June 25, 2013

      Together at every stage

      This month Sir Howard Panter received a knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours for his services to theatre. His wife,...

    8. February 10, 2013

      Bond wins best film prize at Baftas

      Skyfall picked up another accolade on Sunday, being named Outstanding British Film of the year at the Bafta awards. The Bond...

    9. October 12, 2012

      Tights, camera, action!

      Clothes at the movies? Well, they won’t let you into the Cineplex without them, even if it means wearing the proverbial...

    10. August 31, 2012

      Culture corner: Diamonds and satin bring Tolstoy to life

      To get into character as Tolstoy’s Russian aristo-adulteress Anna Karenina, the actress Keira Knightley would, before each...

    11. August 31, 2012

      Russian hour

      Anna Karenina, the new film from Joe Wright starring Keira Knightley as the love-struck heroine, opens on Friday in the UK...

    12. 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,...

    13. February 9, 2012

      In the final analysis, it’s a Freudian slip-up

      Repression, Freud told us, is a dangerous thing. It can even attack – apparently – late-career moviemakers. A Dangerous...

    14. November 25, 2011

      Culture corner: What Keira wore next ...

      Fashion doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Just as social movements and moods influence what appears on the catwalk, so too does...

    15. 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...

    16. July 8, 2011

      Walbrook struggles to find tenants

      The presence of actress Keira Knightley making a fresh film has been the most intense excitement to date at the Walbrook,...

    17. June 17, 2011

      Now the rich are always with us …

      Forty years ago, the typical person in the western world read the local newspaper. It told you which local butcher was...

    18. Material World

      May 19, 2011

      Ralph Lauren's secret diplomatic career

      In yesterday’s Oprah-meets-Ralph-Lauren-in-Telluride show (the first tv interview the image-obsessive designer has given in...

    19. April 23, 2011

      Farewell to the fascinator?

      Easter bonnets might not be appropriate for anyone over the age of five, but with spring in the air and the wedding season...

    20. March 11, 2011

      Buyer’s guide to emotions

      It’s been a week that has crescendoed to a moment of tension only to falter at the final hurdle and wilt like a steamed...

    21. February 10, 2011

      The Children’s Hour, Comedy Theatre, London

      Once or twice during director Ian Rickson’s wordless prologue and the first scene of a girls’ boarding school’s “sewing and...

    22. October 15, 2010

      Update your autumn wardrobe with a scarf

      Silk scarves by Manolo Blahnik for Liberty First came the It bag, the accessory every woman had to have. Its natural...

    23. October 9, 2010

      The naked truth about forty-something men

      They’re all just too young; Cameron; Clegg; Miliband the younger; Miliband the elder, now I come to think about it. And it’s...

    24. September 24, 2010

      Blame the country for poor cinema

      I watched a trailer for the forthcoming London Film Festival the other week, and there was a short section devoted to...

    25. September 8, 2010

      Guide to film festivals

      As this year’s Venice film festival draws towards its close, the cinepack moves on to pastures new and the lure of new...

    26. September 8, 2010

      Autumn guide to film festivals

      As this year’s Venice film festival draws towards its close, the cinepack moves on to pastures new and the lure of new...

    27. August 21, 2010

      On location, location, location

      Filming ‘Pride and Prejudice’ in St George’s Square, Stamford If there is something familiar about the English market town...

    28. May 3, 2010

      Pimlico to sell stake to Dyno-Rod's founder

      Two of the biggest names in British plumbing could soon be joined together after Pimlico Plumbers confirmed it was in talks...

    29. May 2, 2010

      Pimlico to sell stake to Dyno-Rod founder

      Two of the biggest names in British plumbing could soon be joined together after Pimlico Plumbers confirmed it was in talks...

    30. December 23, 2009

      Molière among the media folk

      If I were like the critic character in Martin Crimp's Molière adaptation, I would now sneer at Keira Knightley's performance...

    31. March 14, 2009

      DVDs

      Quiet Chaos Antonello Grimaldi, 2008 Drakes Avenue Pictures Antonello Grimaldi's low-key tale centres around Nanni Moretti...

    32. November 8, 2008

      DVD releases - Karl French

      Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Steven Spielberg, 2008 Paramount The fourth instalment of the Indiana...

    33. September 6, 2008

      The Duchess

      If only because of the prurient curiosity aroused by the advance publicity's comparisons with the late Princess Diana, Saul...

    34. September 4, 2008

      Noble passions and posh froth

      "Banality of banalities, all is banality," saith the critic emerging from The Duchess as he hums the locations, wigs and...

    35. September 3, 2008

      Noble passions and posh froth

      “Banality of banalities, all is banality,” saith the critic emerging from The Duchess as he hums the locations, wigs and...

    36. August 28, 2008

      Bridge to a brighter future

      Derbyshire, in England’s East Midlands, will be back on the silver screen this week. Keira Knightley, who spawned a local...

    37. August 16, 2008

      TV films

      There were scoffers and sceptics, but Saturday's Atonement (Sky Movies Drama 8.00pm) is an extraordinary achievement for...

    38. June 21, 2008

      An 'ugly lovely town'

      Wales is gearing up for the nationwide release of The Edge of Love , the British film that celebrates the life of the...

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