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    1. November 6, 2014

      Interstellar – film review

      When Michael Caine stands before you in an apocalyptic science fiction film and says “There’s a plan A and a plan B,” you...

    2. July 11, 2014

      Tax avoidance, a muddle of our own making

      At the start of this month, new rules came into force designed to curb the worst excesses of the payday lending industry. In...

    1. July 3, 2014

      Mr Morgan’s Last Love – film review

      Old actors never die. Some just look as if they have; or as if they might at any moment. In the first frames of his...

    2. October 25, 2012

      Solemn Bond’s reborn identity

      In Skyfall, the idea that Bond equals Batman-plus-Bourne is put to the test and found wanting. Last time around, in Quantum...

    3. August 3, 2012

      Knight Capital – a disturbing pattern

      As the Michael Caine character says after a sidekick gets a controlled explosion wrong in The Italian Job: “You’re only...

    4. April 26, 2012

      Great moment is far from Close

      At a certain point in their careers most stars go nuts over a certain part, long-fostering a project as it batters upwind of...

    5. September 30, 2011

      Mews from nowhere

      Readers of a certain age may recall the London of the 1970s, when the capital was identified around the world with people as...

    6. July 21, 2011

      Film releases: July 22

      Horrible Bosses is a one-man show that other actors have been allowed, lucklessly for them, to crash. Crash they do. Like a...

    7. June 11, 2011

      Small talk: Graham Swift

      Born in 1949, Graham Swift was brought up in Croydon, London, and studied at Cambridge and York universities. His first...

    8. 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...

    9. January 14, 2011

      Monument to a worthy Italian job

      Can there ever have been a greater affront to Italian dignity – no small matter – than the cheerfully demented plot of The...

    10. October 1, 2010

      Tea with the FT: Michael Caine

      Disappointingly, Sir Michael Caine does not, when we are introduced, look me firmly in the eye and declare: “My name’s...

    11. October 1, 2010

      Can Hollywood stars bring Michelin stars?

      Michael Caine in 1981 with Langan’s co-owners Richard Shepherd and Peter Langan You’re a global superstar. Everything you...

    12. July 23, 2010

      Brutalist car park is heading for a fall

      Brooding and monolithic, it dominates the skyline, a towering manifestation of the raw concrete power of Britain’s Brutalist...

    13. April 10, 2010

      Plan B: The Defamation of Strickland Banks

      Plan B The Defamation of Strickland Banks 679/Atlantic Ben Drew, east London’s mouthy, guitar-strumming answer to Eminem,...

    14. April 9, 2010

      Harry vs Harry in battle of the glitterati

      It could be construed as the battle of the two Harrys. Sir Michael Caine, the veteran actor who played Harry Palmer in The...

    15. April 9, 2010

      It's Harry vs Harry in battle of the glitterati

      It could be construed as the battle of the two Harrys.Sir Michael Caine, the veteran actor who played Harry Palmer in The...

    16. Westminster Blog

      April 8, 2010

      Armchair election: His name is Michael Caine

      Some years ago – actually nearly 20 – when I was a junior reporter on the Daily Telegraph I was assigned the less-than-plum...

    17. October 19, 2009

      Ten Years of the Caine Prize for African Writing

      Ten Years of the Caine Prize for African Writing New Internationalist, £9.99, 228 pages FT Bookshop price: £7.99 Named...

    18. September 18, 2009

      Readers' vote

      Last week after the BBC2 screened the drama The Last Days of Lehman Brothers , I asked readers to suggest who could play the...

    19. May 1, 2009

      The celeb exodus that never was

      The past week has been weird. I have been having flashbacks. These aren't exciting trippy multicoloured flashbacks. But...

    20. April 30, 2009

      The celeb exodus that never was

      The past week has been weird. I have been having flashbacks. These aren’t exciting trippy multicoloured flashbacks. But ones...

    21. November 22, 2008

      Funny and peculiar

      Sale: The Entertainment Sale, to include "The Private World of Spike Milligan" Location: Bonhams, Montpelier Street, London...

    22. October 25, 2008

      Seen on screen

      The Golden Compass : Nelson stool in white leather from Vitra; armchairs from Gotham. Sleuth (2007 version with Michael...

    23. October 11, 2008

      The glasses ceiling

      In the past few weeks an unlikely style icon has emerged in the shape of Sarah Palin. Forget Michelle Obama's chic Maria...

    24. October 11, 2008

      The glasses ceiling

      In the past few weeks an unlikely style icon has emerged in the shape of Sarah Palin. Forget Michelle Obama’s chic Maria...

    25. July 26, 2008

      Films on release Nigel Andrews

      The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan 152 mins (12A) A blast of truth giddied up with fantasy - does the new Batman film owe...

    26. July 24, 2008

      The losing of America

      "Landlord of England art thou now, not king," said John of Gaunt to Richard II, in the words of William Shakespeare. What...

    27. July 23, 2008

      The losing of America

      “Landlord of England art thou now, not king,” said John of Gaunt to Richard II, in the words of William Shakespeare. What...

    28. May 17, 2008

      Terror's Advocate

      Terror's Advocate Barbet Schroeder 135 mins (12A) A sort of dominatrix documentary, gleeful in its cruel intelligence. We...

    29. May 10, 2008

      DVD releases

      Rare and Unseen: The Beatles Liberation Entertainment Chris Cowey/Paul Clark, 2007 ** The story of the most obsessively...

    30. May 3, 2008

      TV films

      The Godfather Part II (Sky Modern Greats Saturday 10.15pm) builds magnificently on the foundations established in the first...

    31. February 22, 2008

      London's modern classic

      Trilby hats, woven ties and corduroy suits are the talk of the town in Bermondsey, south London, an area once packed full...

    32. January 26, 2008

      FILM - Karl French

      Hannah and Her Sisters (BBC2 11.35pm) just may be Woody Allen's most satisfying film, a hymn to the joys of New York and a...

    33. November 24, 2007

      FILMS ON RELEASE NIGEL ANDREWS

      August Rush Kirsten Sheridan 112 mins (PG) All fawn and no content. The Bambi eyes and perky innocence of Freddie...

    34. November 21, 2007

      Herzog lands on his feet – again

      Werner Herzog is the great survivor of world cinema. He should long ago have been slain by snakes, shot by one of his actors...

    35. September 21, 2007

      Dealing with a gut feeling

      A visit to Frank Cohen’s collection is not your usual viewing experience. For starters, Initial Access, Unit 2, as the...

    36. September 4, 2007

      Small traders pinched by Gateshead's giant steps

      The deal that has allowed the family of Bryan Young, a small retailer, to trade in an affordable, accessible town-centre...

    37. September 4, 2007

      From Baghdad to Venice, California

      Five days into the Venice Film Festival, life on the Lido is barely recognisable. Anglophone critics are usually in the...

    38. September 3, 2007

      From Baghdad to Venice, California

      Five days into the Venice Film Festival, life on the Lido is barely recognisable. Anglophone critics are usually in the...

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