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  1. November 6, 2013

    Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis, Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton – review

    At the age of 21, Hugh Masekela had a stellar career behind him. He had led South Africa’s first youth jazz orchestra;...

  2. July 26, 2013

    Weta Digital: The Lords of CGI

    The company that would go on to become the world leader in film effects, with its fingerprints on numerous Hollywood...

  1. January 9, 2013

    From hobbits to a tech hotbed

    Wellington, the windy capital at the foot of New Zealand’s North Island, has been affectionately labelled “Wellywood” for...

  2. December 18, 2012

    Liberty Global / Telenet – face-off

    Cinematic gorilla King Kong finally dies in the film epic. But he puts up a good fight first. Independent directors at...

  3. November 8, 2012

    Modest star wields his shtick

    Perhaps the most interesting thing about the hit American comedy Bridesmaids was its audience: women in their mid-thirties,...

  4. FT Alphaville

    October 26, 2012

    Haldane on why King Kong & Godzilla, like big banks, are inefficient structures

    First a reminder about this coming Monday, October 29th. Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s executive director for...

  5. October 19, 2012

    Andy Serkis: from Gollum to studio boss

    “My preciiiiooouuuuss … ” For more than a decade, two simple words have followed Andy Serkis wherever he goes. His...

  6. August 19, 2012

    Ghosts in the Machine, New Museum, New York

    Two centuries ago, when the Industrial Revolution was first yoking large numbers of people to a network of immense, pitiless...

  7. July 22, 2012

    Battle hots up to control living room TV

    Content may be king, but the delivery platform is King Kong. Rarely has this oft-repeated maxim of the media industry seemed...

  8. April 19, 2012

    Charisma on a shocking scale

    Kevin Macdonald’s two-and-a-half-hour documentary about Bob Marley is too short. As the credits roll on Marley one must...

  9. January 13, 2012

    British Institutions: London Underground

    Bank, Northern line It is 8.24 on a winter’s morning. The world is in economic meltdown and the masters of the universe are...

  10. December 22, 2011

    Murmurs, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

    Aurélia Thiérrée’s parents were among the pioneers of contemporary alternative circus, beginning in the 1970s with Le Cirque...

  11. December 1, 2011

    Cinderella, Opéra Bastille, Paris

    Cinderella goes to Disney’s Hollywood Studios: that’s the gimmicky concept behind Rudolf Nureyev’s version of the fairytale,...

  12. September 27, 2011

    ‘Citizen Kane’ studio goes up for sale

    The Culver Studios, where a mocked-up Atlanta burned to the ground in Gone With The Wind, will go up for sale this week with...

  13. August 11, 2011

    Film releases: August 12

    Meet the apes of wrath. Project Nim, a documentary, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a chimp-horror prequel, are both...

  14. Money Supply

    February 19, 2010

    The Clash of the Economists

    Is it the gunfight at the OK Corall? Or Ali vs Fraser? Or perhaps King Kong against Godzilla? Choose your own inappropriate...

  15. October 22, 2009

    Miriam Makeba: Mama Afrika 1932-2008

    Miriam Makeba Mama Afrika 1932-2008 Gallo ★★★★☆ The original Mama Afrika is Miriam Makeba. This is the first time that...

  16. June 20, 2009

    Bewitched, bothered and bewildered

    Beijing baffles and bewilders. For starters, no capital in the world has physically changed so much in the past decade. Then...

  17. May 17, 2009

    Ubisoft plans push into film special effects

    Yves Guillemot has his sights set on Hollywood. The chief executive of Ubisoft wants to make the world’s third-largest video...

  18. December 27, 2008

    TV films

    Its impact may have lessened over the years, the use of profanity as a comic tool becoming commonplace, but Saturday's...

  19. October 21, 2008

    Expect a new era of movie escapism

    If the post-2008 depression throws us back to the 1930s, will we get to wear the clothes and watch the same class of movie?...

  20. October 20, 2008

    Expect a new era of movie escapism

    If the post-2008 depression throws us back to the 1930s, will we get to wear the clothes and watch the same class of movie?...

  21. August 30, 2008

    Death, divorce and catalogue shopping

    Being 40 or thereabouts is suddenly fashionable. It's the life crisis of choice for the writers and programme makers who...

  22. August 30, 2008

    Death, divorce and catalogue shopping

    Being 40 or thereabouts is suddenly fashionable. It’s the life crisis of choice for the writers and programme makers who...

  23. April 24, 2008

    Jeff Koons on the Roof, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

    For 25 years, Jeff Koons has beguiled the public with flowering puppies, polychrome teddy bears and embalmed vacuum...

  24. February 23, 2008

    Be Kind Rewind

    Michel Gondry 100 mins (12A) A hundred minutes of sweet-natured idiocy. Filmmaker Michel Gondry gives us the history of...

  25. February 20, 2008

    Hollywood: The Remake

    Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind is 100 minutes of sweet-natured idiocy, giving us the history of cinema seen through the...

  26. October 27, 2007

    Red carpet rushes

    Cruise's backstory In August 2006, Tom Cruise parted company with Paramount Pictures following artistic differences with...

  27. May 19, 2007

    Seedorf runs, tackles - and shoots from the mouth

    While eating his first lunch as a player at Real Madrid, Steve McManaman realised that everyone at the table was speaking...

  28. January 10, 2007

    King Kong

    A school trip to the outback; three vanishing girls; a life-or-death mystery. Peter Weir's Picnic at Hanging Rock (Film4...

  29. November 22, 2006

    Drowning in numbers: Why video on demand may leave you waiting

    Two hours; 20 minutes This year, King Kong, a Hollywood blockbuster, was released simultaneously on DVD and video-on-demand...

  30. July 27, 2006

    BT seeks to beat film rivals

    BT is to launch a digital download service on Monday that will sell films from NBC Universal, the US media company. The...

  31. July 26, 2006

    BT to launch film store

    BT will on Monday launch a digital download service that will sell films from NBC Universal, the US media company. The UK...

  32. July 22, 2006

    FILM KARL FRENCH

    It may seem churlish to quibble at a film as relentlessly, exhaustingly entertaining as Jurassic Park (ITV1 Saturday...

  33. June 29, 2006

    Ubisoft in waiting game for consoles

    Ubisoft, the French video games publisher, said yest-erday that investment in games for the next generation of consoles...

  34. April 3, 2006

    Hollywood goes online with film downloads

    Hollywood’s largest studios will on Monday offer consumers the ability to download and own films from the internet on the...

  35. April 3, 2006

    Hollywood goes online with film downloads

    By Joshua Chaffin in New York Hollywood's largest studios will today offer consumers the ability to download and own films...

  36. March 9, 2006

    David Bowen: How countries sell themselves online

    I have been looking at national and regional tourism sites. My impetus came from the Nations Brand Index...

  37. March 6, 2006

    Oscar for Crash means cash for independent studio

    Crash, the film about race relations in Los Angeles, caused an upset at the 78th Annual Academy Awards winning the best film...

  38. January 31, 2006

    Cowboys muscle out King Kong

    Two gay cowboys and a pre-operative transsexual muscled aside an enormous gorilla on Tuesday as Hollywood’s Academy of...

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