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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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,...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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,...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. March 14, 2009

    DVDs

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

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. August 16, 2008

    TV films

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

  33. 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...

  34. June 21, 2008

    Films on release Nigel Andrews

    Killer of Sheep Charles Burnett 83 mins (12A) Restored and reissued, a masterpiece is reborn. Made in 1977 when he was a...

  35. 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...

  36. March 22, 2008

    Film - Karl French

    Director Joe Atonement Wright claimed never to have read a word of Austen and yet, with his big screen debut Pride &...

  37. February 2, 2008

    DVD Releases

    Tales from Earthsea Goro Miyazaki, 2007 Optimum Asia Adapted from the fables of Ursula Le Guin, this striking debut from...

  38. January 26, 2008

    Murder, they said: drama, darkness and doom in this year's Oscar nominations

    Films heaped with violence and foreboding fill the nomination categories for 2008. Early betting suggests a straight fight...

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