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    1. August 29, 2014

      Clash of the film titans

      In cinema, what’s not shown on screen is often as significant as what is – and the same goes for film festivals. The...

    2. August 23, 2013

      Crime fiction craftsman whose writerly roots lay in westerns

      According to Ernest Hemingway, “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn....

    1. May 17, 2013

      Django Unchained – DVD review

      Quentin Tarantino, 2012 Sony Pictures Poor old Tarantino. It’s a curious irony that a director responsible for the most...

    2. February 25, 2013

      CIA Iran drama wins on Oscar night

      Argo won the Oscar for best picture at the 85th Academy Awards on a night when no single film dominated the ceremony and Ang...

    3. January 11, 2013

      Tarantino unchained

      In fandom, as in friendship, it’s first-name terms that count. Norman Mailer saw fit to call a book Marilyn, and Elton John...

    4. May 25, 2012

      For one night only!

      Before a recent live performance held in Manhattan’s Times Center, the film director Jason Reitman told the audience that...

    5. April 13, 2012

      Stillman after all these years

      When I was growing up movie-mad in the late 1990s, a period that produced an unusually high concentration of distinguished...

    6. February 24, 2012

      Return of the Punisher

      Until a few weeks ago, Harvey Weinstein had no idea who designed his tuxedos. “A fashion blogger asked me at the Directors...

    7. February 21, 2012

      Dominant shareholders create case for danger money

      Poor Bob Ivell. The Mitchells & Butlers chairman appears to be struggling to attract a high-calibre chief executive to the...

    8. September 12, 2010

      Venice Film Festival

      No better proof exists for the theory of parallel realities than a film festival. Early rumours from the jury room at the...

    9. August 3, 2010

      Francesca da Rimini, Opera Holland Park, London

      Always ready to embrace novelty, Opera Holland Park has handed out a unique invitation to Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini....

    10. Westminster Blog

      July 26, 2010

      Candidate for Unite leadership backs Diane Abbott

      Not everyone at Unite is endorsing Ed Miliband. Jerry Hicks, maverick candidate for the union leadership – the battle takes...

    11. March 5, 2010

      Rudder, Charlie Wright’s, London

      Rudder are a downtown New York jazz quartet with a taut jam-band aesthetic and a slightly surreal indie-rock edge. At their...

    12. December 31, 2009

      Who needs Hollywood?

      Every motorist knows the experience. He goes to a garage to retrieve his vehicle after a service and the garage says: "Do...

    13. December 30, 2009

      Who needs Hollywood?

      Every motorist knows the experience. He goes to a garage to retrieve his vehicle after a service and the garage says: “Do...

    14. October 28, 2009

      FSA's tough action is probably worthy of a movie plot

      So-called tough action from the Financial Services Authority on sellers of Lehman-backed structured products begs the...

    15. October 27, 2009

      FSA’s tough action is probably worthy of a movie plot

      So-called tough action from the Financial Services Authority on sellers of Lehman-backed structured products begs the...

    16. August 20, 2009

      A dizzy dance with Hitler & Co

      In the cathedral of trash Quentin Tarantino is the high pontiff. Swinging his censer, making his cross signs, he has now...

    17. August 19, 2009

      Film releases: A dizzy dance with Hitler and Co

      In the cathedral of trash Quentin Tarantino is the high pontiff. Swinging his censer, making his cross signs, he has now...

    18. FT Tech Hub

      December 9, 2008

      Clerk Dogs fetch movie matches

      As a fan of film, I would have loved to have visited a certain video rental store in Manhattan Beach, California in the mid...

    19. 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...

    20. July 4, 2008

      Outside Edge: Nanny state has gone to pot

      This morning, you can still walk into a “coffee shop” in Amsterdam and smoke a huge joint of cannabis for breakfast. You...

    21. June 2, 2008

      'Making films is not rocket science'

      The chic Manhattan office of Daniel Battsek is a fitting environment for the chief executive of Miramax, the company that...

    22. June 1, 2008

      ‘Making films is not rocket science’

      The chic Manhattan office of Daniel Battsek is a fitting environment for the chief executive of Miramax, the company that...

    23. March 15, 2008

      DVD Releases

      Into the Wild Sean Penn, 2007 Paramount In 1990, earnest, young Christopher McCandless, fresh out of college, headed on a...

    24. March 8, 2008

      Film - Karl French

      The city of Baltimore has inspired one of Randy Newman's finest songs, much of John Waters's career and the best movies made...

    25. February 2, 2008

      Defining Moment - Uma Thurman changes the red carpet rules

      It was fashion's version of the perfect storm: just months after the launch of InStyle, the American magazine that made a...

    26. January 12, 2008

      Picture This - Open Page 216

      Fashion at the Edge: Spectacle, Modernity and Deathliness by Caroline Evans Yale University Press £19.99, 326 pages From...

    27. January 12, 2008

      DVD RELEASES

      Shutter Banjong Pisanthanakun/ Parkpoom Wongpoom, 2007 Premier Asia Driving home after a wedding party, young Thai...

    28. January 12, 2008

      Fashion at the Edge

      Fashion at the Edge: Spectacle, Modernity and Deathliness By Caroline Evans Yale University Press £19.99, 326 pages From...

    29. October 27, 2007

      FILMS ON RELEASE KARL FRENCH

      Sicko Michael Moore 123 mins (12A) That Michael Moore plays fast and loose with the facts in his work should come as no...

    30. October 27, 2007

      Javier Marías and the 'Bloodsucking Nazi Zombies'

      At the age of 17, Javier Marías went to Paris where, staying in the apartment of his maternal uncle, he wrote what became...

    31. September 29, 2007

      DVD releases

      Heroes, Series 1 Part 1 Universal Popular and highly-acclaimed super-hero series that cleverly mixes outrageous science...

    32. September 22, 2007

      Films on Release Nigel Andrews

      Death Proof Quentin Tarantino 114 mins (18) An escaped and dangerous Tarantino action thriller. Prised from the box-office...

    33. August 11, 2007

      Karl French FILM

      All or Nothing (BBC2 Saturday 10.40pm) is a deceptively simple slice of Mike Leigh miserablism in which we spend a couple...

    34. April 28, 2007

      Anyone for a Palme d'Or?

      For the 60th film festival in Cannes, which opens on May 16, president Gilles Jacob has selected a line-up that celebrates...

    35. April 19, 2007

      FILM NIGEL ANDREWS

      Quentin Tarantino was supposedly under pressure to prove he wasn't some two-film-one-trick pony and cleverly chose as his...

    36. April 16, 2007

      Cheerleader for cinema's underdogs

      Quentin Tarantino is in high spirits. Death Proof, the second half of Grindhouse, the director's loving tribute with Robert...

    37. April 15, 2007

      Making a living from exploitation

      Quentin Tarantino is in high spirits. Death Proof, the second half of Grindhouse, the director’s loving tribute with Robert...

    38. April 10, 2007

      Observer: Weinsteins and hits - grinding the teeth

      When Bob and Harvey Weinstein broke free from Disney two years ago after an acrimonious divorce and set up their own film...

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