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    1. October 3, 2014

      The Slow Lane: The curse of small-mindedness

      Along time ago, while being interviewed for a teacher-training place at Manchester University, I was asked what I considered...

    2. May 16, 2014

      The Wolf of Wall Street – DVD review

      Martin Scorsese, 2013 Universal There may be elements of his 1980 Raging Bull – young gun makes it big, trades up brunette...

    1. May 9, 2014

      Thelma Schoonmaker: the queen of the cutting room

      Every morning, Thelma Schoonmaker heads to the Directors Guild of America building in New York, just south of Central Park,...

    2. February 28, 2014

      The new market space: billionaire investors look beyond Earth

      Here we are more than a decade into the 21st century and we’re still not there. To be a child of the 1960s and 1970s was to...

    3. January 21, 2014

      The Wolf of Wall Street – my role in his redemption

      Jordan Belfort’s wife was right: there is no such thing as bad publicity. Mr Belfort, you should know by now, is the...

    4. January 16, 2014

      The Wolf of Wall Street – film review

      They got off with fines, prison sentences and social outlawing. Now is the time for the true punishing of the Wall Street...

    5. Material World

      January 13, 2014

      Golden Globes red carpet: it's the men, stupid

      Getty Images If there is any doubt that menswear is now the Next Big Hope of luxury, let that be put to rest by Sunday...

    6. December 13, 2013

      Film loves the Wall Street rogue look

      “I want to dress like Bernard Madoff” is not a request that has warmed the ear of too many a tailor. However, it’s not as...

    7. November 8, 2013

      The Great Gatsby – DVD review

      Baz Luhrmann, 2013 Warner Is fidelity overrated? Jack Clayton’s 1974 Great Gatsby, the one with Robert Redford and Mia...

    8. 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...

    9. May 17, 2013

      The Art Market: bid to save the planet

      The contemporary art auctions in New York got off to a roaring start with Christie’s 11th Hour sale on Monday, organised by...

    10. May 16, 2013

      Cinema reviews: The Great Gatsby, Beware of Mr Baker, The Liability

      After months of suspicious delay it finally comes off the shelf. We were right to suspect. For much of its length, Baz...

    11. January 17, 2013

      Django Unchained and other cinema reviews

      Never trust the buzz. Weeks before seeing Django Unchained I was seized by a colleague with blazing eyes who had seen a...

    12. January 19, 2012

      Film releases: January 20

      Shakespeare speaks to all ages, and sometimes the ages speak back. Coriolanus, directed with thrilling modernity by its star...

    13. December 12, 2011

      No cares when you have cash in hand

      From Mr Neil Shillito. Sir, Lucy Kellaway’s column “Money’s too tight to mention if you have lots of it” (December 5)...

    14. October 5, 2011

      SuperGroup shares plunge after warning

      SuperGroup shares lost more than a quarter of their value on Wednesday after the international fashion chain warned that...

    15. September 7, 2011

      SuperGroup directors intend to retain shares

      Shares in SuperGroup, the international fashion brand, staged a minor recovery on Wednesday after an upbeat trading...

    16. July 22, 2011

      Ryan Kavanaugh, would-be king of tinseltown

      High on the cliffs of Anacapri, overlooking the blue waters of the Bay of Naples, sits Da Gelsomina, a renowned restaurant...

    17. July 13, 2011

      SuperGroup back in fashion as profits double

      Supergroup’s rollercoaster share price took another upward lurch on Wednesday after the owner of the Superdry and Cult...

    18. April 22, 2011

      Beyond the pale?

      Sam Waterston and Robert Redford in ‘The Great Gatsby’ (1974) The buzz around Baz Luhrmann’s remake of The Great Gatsby, due...

    19. March 25, 2011

      Does China need Puccini?

      On a recent trip to China, I was struck by the plight of Zhang Guomiao, a middle-aged farmer from Zhejiang province, who...

    20. February 9, 2011

      Supergroup’s rapid expansion boosts sales

      Supergroup’s rapid international expansion helped the retailer nearly double sales in its third quarter, thanks to the...

    21. August 14, 2010

      Well-rested Sir Philip ready to cut

      Prime minister David Cameron’s new Whitehall cost-cutter Sir Philip Green sounded irritated when asked whether the UK would...

    22. August 13, 2010

      Middle class opens India’s age of cinema

      On the opening night of Inception, a newly released film starring US actor Leonardo DiCaprio, barely a seat was left...

    23. July 7, 2010

      Private jet swarm strands semi-final fans

      Hundreds of fans bound for Durban for the Germany-Spain World Cup semi final missed the game because their flights were...

    24. April 30, 2010

      Reality TV lifts Viacom profits

      Viacom, the US media group, saw first-quarter profit rise 38 per cent on the back of strong ratings of Jersey Shore, its hit...

    25. March 11, 2010

      If in doubt, go for darkness

      The movies are in love with agony. Give them mystery, darkness, anguish, extremity - they love it. To adapt Cole Porter:...

    26. March 10, 2010

      Films: March 12

      Manhunt: Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo investigate a murder in ‘Shutter Island’ The movies are in love with agony. Give...

    27. February 20, 2010

      The best of the Berlin Film Festival

      Banksy’s ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ The trick is to stay upright. Here at the 60th Berlin Film Festival, pavements thick...

    28. February 8, 2010

      Guide: Arts around the world

      BerlinBerlinaleThe 60th annual Berlin International Film Festival begins on Thursday and lasts a fortnight. Among the 400 or...

    29. February 7, 2010

      Arts around the world

      BerlinBerlinale Ewan McGregor in ‘The Ghost Writer’, showing in Berlin The 60th annual Berlin International Film Festival...

    30. December 30, 2009

      Guide Spring film festivals around the world

      Berlin Berlinale In its 60th year, the Berlinale has become the city's biggest cultural event - and, with 270,000 tickets...

    31. December 29, 2009

      Spring film festivals around the world

      BerlinBerlinale In its 60th year, the Berlinale has become the city’s biggest cultural event – and, with 270,000 tickets...

    32. June 15, 2009

      The Art of Making Money

      The Art of Making Money: The Story of a Master Counterfeiter By Jason Kersten Gotham Books $26, 304 pages The Art of Making...

    33. March 21, 2009

      TV films

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

    34. March 14, 2009

      TV films

      Saturday evening offers a choice of sci-fi spectaculars. I, Robot (Channel 4 9pm), loosely inspired by the classic Isaac...

    35. March 7, 2009

      TV films

      Saturday brings Wildean wit and Hollywood heft. The former comes in An Ideal Husband (4.55pm Film4), in which Rupert...

    36. January 31, 2009

      Revolutionary Road

      Kate Winslet gives a performance that seems no performance at all, just a miracle of actorly imagination, in this film of...

    37. January 29, 2009

      Suburbia and its discontents

      A critic trapped by the silent clamour of a white screen, staring at his word-processor before starting a review, knows a...

    38. January 28, 2009

      Suburbia and its discontents

      Revolutionary Road (Sam Mendes) Tokyo Sonata (Kiyoshi Kurosawa) JCVD (Mabrouk El Mechri) Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist...

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