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    1. September 17, 2014

      New York Philharmonic/Gilbert, Avery Fisher Hall, New York – review

      Opening night galas often seek a balance between light-hearted froth and serious substance. The New York Philharmonic’s...

    2. June 27, 2014

      ‘Arena’, Sunday, 9pm, BBC4

      The New York Times book review section was branded “a disgrace” by Elizabeth Hardwick, commissioned by sharp-eyed Harper’s...

    1. June 27, 2014

      Portrait of an artist: Robert De Niro Sr

      There are two entries for Robert De Niro in the online collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. One is for Taxi...

    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...

    3. 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,...

    4. March 6, 2014

      Wake in Fright – film review

      It’s a high season for machismo at the movies. Wake in Fright, an oldie reissued as a goldie, is a restoration drama from...

    5. March 2, 2014

      Male stereotype of a leader persists

      I have been teaching leadership to business school students for more than a decade and every year I ask my students to do...

    6. 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...

    7. February 14, 2013

      Cinema review: Mea Maxima Culpa, This is 40, Side by Side and more

      So. Farewell, Pope. You had eight years to swing an unbeliever – this unbeliever – around to your way of thinking, or even...

    8. December 7, 2012

      Cinema’s accidental witness

      Jonas Mekas’s first memory of using a camera is inextricably linked with his first memory of censorship. “Two days, three...

    9. October 11, 2012

      A vehicle that’s not roadworthy

      It is 64 years since the trans-American trip that inspired On the Road. Time to ask, of that founding work of beat fiction,...

    10. September 7, 2012

      In ‘Bad’ company

      I happened to be, of all places, in the Copenhagen back garden of Lars von Trier, the splendidly contrarian Danish film...

    11. August 3, 2012

      Fixer who linked sectors by putting stars in ads

      In show business and in advertising, Alan Cluer was known as the celebrity Mr Fix-It. It was to him the west’s leading ad...

    12. June 26, 2012

      Ten Questions - Felicity Wohltman

      Felicity Wohltman is an MBA graduate of the University of California Anderson School of Management in the US. She is one of...

    13. June 15, 2012

      Brim with confidence

      Johnny Depp does it. So do Brad Pitt, Adrien Brody, Matthew McCon­aughey, Justin Timberlake and David Beckham. David Bowie,...

    14. January 24, 2012

      ‘The Artist’ leads Oscar nominations

      Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures and Harvey Weinstein’s The Weinstein Company were the big winners when the...

    15. December 23, 2011

      Lights, camera, Christmas

      Jimmy welcomes the camera, his arms outstretched, as behind him people talk, dance and embrace in a bar decorated gaudily...

    16. December 6, 2011

      Rewriting the Hollywood script

      It was while lying in a Beverly Hills street dazed, confused and in pain after being hit by a car 17 years ago that Ari...

    17. December 1, 2011

      Film releases: December 2

      Every time we see a great or nearly great film we are Theseus in the labyrinth. In mazes that can seem measureless, we are...

    18. November 18, 2011

      Dream teams

      Brazilian superstar Gilberto Gil is perched on a high stool not three metres in front of me, cradling his acoustic guitar as...

    19. September 23, 2011

      It’s TV, but not as we knew it

      When I was growing up in the 1970s, the lowliest form of cultural consumption was to stay home and watch television. All...

    20. September 9, 2011

      Refuge for the quietest Beatle

      When Iain Duncan Smith, leader of the Conservative party at the beginning of the last decade, found himself under attack for...

    21. July 24, 2011

      The job: Food historian

      Ivan Day My headed notepaper says “food historian, museum and country house consultant” but my job is hard to pin down –...

    22. June 23, 2011

      FBI follows the dame to sink teeth into mob boss

      The Federal Bureau of Investigation likes to claim it always gets its man, sometimes in a hail of bullets, like Bonnie...

    23. April 10, 2011

      Big media names back boutique bank Raine

      Eric Schmidt, Sean Parker and other pick names from the media and technology sectors have invested in a merchant bank’s fund...

    24. April 8, 2011

      Cabinet of curiosities

      Kubrick aloft, in Spain during the shooting of ‘Spartacus’, 1959-60 A director is a kind of idea and taste machine; a movie...

    25. April 1, 2011

      A revolution and its lessons in heritage

      When the movie impresario David O. Selznick first saw Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein’s cinematic masterpiece, he was...

    26. February 26, 2011

      New life in the Big Easy, old values in the Big Apple

      You can only receive Sky Atlantic, the channel that offers almost exclusively American shows, if your cable supplier is Sky....

    27. February 4, 2011

      Intoxicating allure of prohibition

      Boardwalk Empire (Tuesdays, Sky Atlantic) is a lot of fun, certainly for the lads among us. There’s a macho swagger about...

    28. December 10, 2010

      All’s well in Ouallywood

      The ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ set still stands. The glitz and glamour of this year’s 10th anniversary celebrations for the...

    29. July 29, 2010

      Sky’s HBO deal is sign of a new direction

      British Sky Broadcasting has bought the rights to all HBO dramas for the next five years in a sign that the satellite...

    30. FT Alphaville

      May 27, 2010

      Ken Starr, advisor to the stars, accused of $30m Ponzi

      On Thursday, the US Department of Justice issued a curious one-liner: A press conference will be held today to announce the ...

    31. May 26, 2010

      Iranian film director freed

      Jafar Panahi, Iran’s celebrated film director, was released from prison on Tuesday after spending three months in jail while...

    32. May 14, 2010

      David Lynch’s new film for Christian Dior

      Stills from the Lady Dior film collaboration between David Lynch and Christian Dior, starring French actress Marion...

    33. 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...

    34. October 30, 2009

      Good fella

      Martin Scorsese and actor Sir Ben Kingsley at the 2009 Doha Tribeca Film Festival It’s just as well that the couch I’m...

    35. April 28, 2009

      Hollywood talent agencies merge

      Hollywood talent agencies William Morris and Endeavor agreed to merge on Monday in a deal that better positions them to...

    36. December 27, 2008

      DVD releases

      Shine a Light Martin Scorsese, 2008 20th Century Fox Although not of the same stature as his previous pop masterworks The...

    37. November 15, 2008

      DVD releases

      Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame Hana Makhmalbaf, 2008 Contender Films In a fable set amid the rubble of the once mighty...

    38. October 25, 2008

      TV choice - Karl French

      The highlight of the weekend may well be Arena: The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector (BBC2 9.40pm), a profile of one of...

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