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  1. December 4, 2013

    Advertising: London’s unique selling point

    London’s prowess in financial services has often masked its formidable strengths in other sectors – not least the creative...

  2. November 14, 2013

    Review – The Counsellor

    It’s a perilous act of choice to like The Counsellor. It seems at one moment the loopiest film on Earth, at the next a weird...

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  1. May 31, 2012

    Calculated not to alienate

    In cyberspace everyone can hear you scream. With Prometheus the Blogville banshees finally have their way. Here is Ridley...

  2. May 23, 2012

    Pinewood takes a hit as expansion fails

    Pinewood Shepperton, where the James Bond films are made, was pushed into a nearly £3m post-tax loss for the 15 months ended...

  3. December 6, 2011

    Hollywood tint to a very Modern Warfare

    The television advertisement for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the new video game from Activision Blizzard, features movie...

  4. April 18, 2011

    Before I Go To Sleep

    Before I Go To Sleep, by SJ Watson, Doubleday, RRP£12.99, 368 pages It is hard to think of a hoarier plot device than...

  5. 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...

  6. May 13, 2010

    Robin Hood

    If Ridley Scott's aim was to bewilder, then Robin Hood must be counted a storming success. From the opening scene, we are...

  7. May 8, 2010

    Archery lessons in Sherwood Forest

    Standing on the edge of a sunlit glade in the ancient woodlands of Sherwood Forest, I peer nervously at a wild boar. I am...

  8. April 21, 2010

    Bond film falls victim to MGM sale woes

    The new James Bond film has fallen victim to the protracted sale of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the Hollywood studio that was set...

  9. April 20, 2010

    Bond film falls victim to MGM sale woes

    Daniel Craig pictured in ‘Quantum of Solace’. The new Bond film had been due for release in 2012 The new James Bond film has...

  10. April 19, 2010

    The job: Cinema technical manager

    I started as a projectionist 21 years ago and I'm now responsible for the day-to-day technical running of the [UK's most...

  11. April 18, 2010

    The job: Cinema technical manager

    Mark Nice, Odeon Leicester Square I started as a projectionist 21 years ago and I’m now responsible for the day-to-day...

  12. April 9, 2010

    Hollywood top guns take shot at reviving debt-ridden MGM

    Tony and Sir Ridley Scott have emerged as surprise contenders to steer Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer back to solvency after submitting...

  13. April 9, 2010

    Hollywood top guns take a shot at reviving debt-ridden MGM

    Filmmaking brothers Tony and Sir Ridley Scott have emerged as surprise contenders to steer Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer back to...

  14. April 9, 2010

    Hollywood top guns take shot at reviving MGM

    Tony and Sir Ridley Scott have emerged as surprise contenders to steer Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer back to solvency after submitting...

  15. June 15, 2009

    Cut-price film-maker rolls out in Hollywood

    A new, privately owned Hollywood studio launches on Monday with its founders promising to shake up the industry by focusing...

  16. November 22, 2008

    DVD releases

    My Winnipeg Guy Maddin, 2008 Soda Pictures Guy Maddin pays homage of a sort to his native city through a blend of memoir,...

  17. November 20, 2008

    Impaired vision and blind panic

    Blindness (Fernando Meirelles) Waltz with Bashir (Ari Folman) Body of Lies (Ridley Scott) Belle Toujours (Manoel de...

  18. October 20, 2008

    RCA wins approval for £33m Battersea campus

    Plans for a £33m ($57m) campus for the Royal College of Art have been exclusively revealed to the Financial Times after...

  19. October 20, 2008

    RCA wins approval for £33m Battersea campus

    Plans for a £33m campus for the Royal College of Art have been exclusively revealed to the Financial Times after planning...

  20. September 20, 2008

    TV films

    On Saturday, Alien (Film4 9.00pm) remains the best of the space tetralogy, and it's amusing to re-view the famous...

  21. July 19, 2008

    TV films

    On Saturday, there's something playful and experimental about the scheduling of 2001 (More4 1.10pm), the time slot seeming...

  22. May 14, 2008

    Germ proves beneficial for Hovis

    The promised return of the Hovis "little brown loaf" harks back to the traditional loaf that was first produced in 1886,...

  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. January 26, 2008

    DVD Releases

    Blade Runner: The Final Cut 5 Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition Dir Ridley Scott, 1982, 1992, 2007 Warner Bros , 1992, 2007...

  25. January 12, 2008

    The skyscrapers of Shanghai were not inspiration for Blade Runner

    From Mr Mark Graham. Sir, In the Weekend report on Shanghai-made films ("Decadent visions and swirling smog", Life and...

  26. January 10, 2008

    Moulton sharing the driver's seat

    The charismatic Jon Moulton has given the first indication of his succession plan at Alchemy Partners, the buy-out and...

  27. 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...

  28. November 17, 2007

    American Gangster

    Ridley Scott 157 mins (18) Ridley Scott's 2½-hour crime epic gives the odd impression of having ended before it begins. We...

  29. November 15, 2007

    Big and dazzling and barely there

    It happens with some epics. Ridley Scott's American Gangster lasts 2½ hours but gives the impression of having ended before...

  30. October 6, 2007

    Film

    In The Thin Man (BBC2 12.00 noon), William Powell and Myrna Loy portray that louche, crime-fighting married couple, Nick and...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. June 21, 2007

    Mythical Morocco

    I came here for the waters,” says Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca. ”Waters? What waters? We’re in the desert,” his...

  34. February 6, 2007

    Soylent Green

    Charlton Heston, having left behind a phase of being typecast as a hero of Biblical epics, was, from the late 1960s,...

  35. February 3, 2007

    3i leaves The Mill as it changes hands in MBO

    The Mill, London's leading visual special effects group, has changed hands in a management buy-out funded by Carlyle Group,...

  36. October 10, 2006

    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Picnic at Hanging Rock (Film4 6.50pm) was one of the key films that helped launch Australian cinema as a serious artistic...

  37. August 19, 2006

    CRITICS' CHOICE

    What about Bob? (ITV1 1.40pm) transforms a plot seemingly more suited to a psychological horror movie into a consistently...

  38. May 25, 2006

    FILM

    P.J. Hogan was briefly typecast as a director of lightweight matrimonial comedies with nasty undercurrents when he followed...

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