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    1. July 21, 2016

      Paul Greengrass on Matt Damon and making it big in Hollywood

      Drive a few miles out of Henley-on-Thames into the Oxfordshire countryside and you reach the home of Paul Greengrass, a...

    2. July 19, 2016

      Jason Bourne vs James Bond

      One is the suave servant of Her Majesty’s government. The other is a brute assassin, the rogue employee of a now...

    1. February 5, 2016

      The Martian — DVD review

      Directed by Ridley Scott, 2015 Fox Matt Damon must be starting to wonder if it’s something personal. In Interstellar he...

    2. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Dalian Wanda to buy Legendary for $3.5bn

      Dalian Wanda, the property and media group controlled by Wang Jianlin, China’s richest man, will purchase Legendary...

    3. January 8, 2016

      CES 2016: Hollywood looks to VR for new type of storytelling

      When 21st Century Fox released The Martian last autumn, audiences flocked to watch Matt Damon portray a scientist left...

    4. November 27, 2015

      Finance gets the Hollywood treatment

      A decade ago, I would sometimes lie in bed at night wondering how to make credit derivatives sound exciting. The...

    5. October 1, 2015

      The Martian — film review

      You know, it really doesn’t look so bad, the Mars of Ridley Scott’s new film The Martian. In a certain light, the red...

    6. FT Alphaville

      March 23, 2015

      Protecting the message on petroleum

      Fresh out of Riyadh… Saudi Oil Minister Ali Al-Nuaimi Sunday proposed establishment of an association dedicated for...

    7. 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...

    8. March 13, 2014

      The Zero Theorem – film review

      Terry Gilliam, director of The Zero Theorem, marches to his own drummer and by now we recognise him instantly: a...

    9. February 13, 2014

      The Monuments Men – film review

      One world war will get you two. We have barely commenced centenary commemoration of the 1914-18 affair before George...

    10. The World

      January 23, 2014

      Davos view: The power of women

      Just sometimes, you encounter somebody or something that shatters your preconceptions of Davos. I attended a private...

    11. The World

      January 22, 2014

      Davos: what to read this morning

      (c) World Economic Forum It’s day one at Davos, with business and political leaders, gathered in the Swiss resort for...

    12. FT Alphaville

      January 21, 2014

      Further Reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - The long road to tax reform. - Matt Damon is not at Davos. - Enough with the disruption,...

    13. 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...

    14. January 10, 2014

      Promised Land – DVD review

      Gus Van Sant, 2012 Focus Features Gus Van Sant and Matt Damon serve up a battle for the hearts of Middle America,...

    15. December 27, 2013

      Elysium – DVD review

      Neill Blomkamp, 2013 Sony Elysium looms into view like the bona fide action sci-fi behemoth it is, with a set-up as old...

    16. August 22, 2013

      Film reviews: Elysium, The Kings of Summer, Lovelace, What Maisie Knew

      Whenever I hear the words “In the late 21st century” intoned over a movie’s opening, I reach for my scepticism. Late...

    17. June 28, 2013

      Tailor-made for the role

      Is anyone else struck by how much Edward Snowden, in the few pictures that have surfaced and are used again and again,...

    18. June 6, 2013

      Cinema reviews: Behind the Candelabra, The Stone Roses: Made of Stone and After Earth

      The Financial Times, like many companies, urges its staff to disclose private interests. So here is mine regarding...

    19. May 24, 2013

      Cannes film festival: Out of the blue

      There are certain silences (you get them on good nights in Cannes) when a pin drop would sound like an atomic bomb....

    20. May 10, 2013

      Steven Soderbergh: ‘I don’t want to stop making things’

      Liberace, the late flamboyant pianist who is the subject of Steven Soderbergh’s new film Behind the Candelabra, liked...

    21. April 18, 2013

      Cinema reviews: Love Is All You Need, Olympus Has Fallen, Promised Land and more

      The mysteriously successful and fascinating career of Pierce Brosnan receives a powerful jolt in Love Is All You Need....

    22. November 20, 2012

      The best films show business at its worst

      Hollywood has always been the world capital of the film industry, and movies are the quintessential American art form....

    23. August 17, 2012

      Culture corner: A spy in the house of fashion

      Styling a film franchise, particularly one as bankable as writer Robert Ludlum’s Bourne series, is often an exercise in...

    24. August 16, 2012

      Re-Bourne into speed and chaos

      A Bourne film starring anyone other than Matt Damon had better offer a decent justification for its existence. The...

    25. May 2, 2012

      Silver Lake takes stake in talent agency

      Silver Lake, the technology investment firm, has bought a 31 per cent stake in William Morris Endeavor Entertainment,...

    26. January 19, 2012

      When mags merge with bags

      On a chilly Friday night in December, a line was forming outside a storefront in Manhattan’s fashionable Meatpacking...

    27. January 7, 2012

      Christmas challenge 2011: the answers

      Thanks to everyone who entered the Life & Arts Christmas Challenge, published on December 24, and congratulations to...

    28. 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...

    29. November 28, 2011

      Hult focuses on low-cost energy, power and education

      Hult International Business School is to extend its annual global case study to masters and undergraduate students, as...

    30. October 21, 2011

      The virus hunter

      Nathan Wolfe’s path to becoming one of the world’s foremost virus hunters began with a bowl of roadkill stew. When...

    31. October 20, 2011

      Film releases: October 21

      A make-up free week at the movies! Contagion tracks the ruinous global progress of a new virus from a vampire bat...

    32. June 16, 2011

      Electric cars: still in park

      The rich are different from you and me: they can afford to be green. Forgetting that it is a Japanese import, Arianna...

    33. May 6, 2011

      Kingdom of elegance

      The seafront at Deauville, with cabins bearing names of film industry legends “I was expecting something a bit like...

    34. January 26, 2011

      Film releases: January 28

      Fine-spun pessimism: Fikret Portakal in ‘Men on the Bridge’ Two films about dying and contact with the dead....

    35. November 15, 2010

      Matt Damon’s charity benefits from global MBA advice

      Hult International Business School is to give $1m to Water.org to implement recommendations made by MBA students in an...

    36. October 22, 2010

      What inspires Clint Eastwood

      Clint Eastwood and Matt Damon Despite his advanced age (he turned 80 in May), Clint Eastwood is one of the most...

    37. October 9, 2010

      Hollywood’s credit crunched

      When I was growing up, I often wondered how it would feel to appear in a Hollywood movie. It never seemed very likely:...

    38. February 4, 2010

      A tale of coo, clap and cheer

      In Invictus Clint Eastwood takes on his most challenging role to date. He plays Richard Attenborough. You don't see him...

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