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  1. August 1, 2014

    Noah – DVD review

    Darren Aronofsky, 2014 Paramount Darren Aronofsky’s film is an engagingly odd affair: a broiling, big-budget, CGI-heavy epic...

  2. April 2, 2014

    Noah – film review

    We file into the movie ark not knowing what journey, holy or unholy, Noah will take us on. A first caption appears on...

  1. 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, looks...

  2. June 13, 2013

    Cinema reviews: Man of Steel, Much Ado About Nothing and more

    Watching the bewildering cycles and recycles of the cinema’s comic-book superhero sagas, it is hard not to think you’re at a...

  3. April 11, 2013

    Cinema reviews: The Place Beyond the Pines, Oblivion, The Gatekeepers and more

    Ryan Gosling probably isn’t a more skilful actor than Bradley Cooper, the other global heartthrob in The Place Beyond the...

  4. March 7, 2013

    Celebrity fans boost Yorkshire Tea in US

    Taylors of Harrogate has been quietly blending tea in North Yorkshire since 1885. So when Nick Brody, the central character...

  5. February 28, 2013

    Cinema reviews: Arbitrage, The Bay, Caesar Must Die and more

    Some movies sound good-to-go-to from the moment you hear of them. Richard Gere back on screen in an upscale...

  6. January 25, 2013

    Putin and the monk

    Father Tikhon Shevkunov looks a little too polished to fit the image of the Orthodox Christian monk branded into the western...

  7. January 10, 2013

    Thoroughly misérable

    My brother, a classical singer, recently grumbled to a professional acquaintance about the score of Les Misérables ,...

  8. December 6, 2012

    So postmodern it’s criminal

    What is the difference between a film plot and a human being? If you blindfold human beings, they cannot walk a straight...

  9. December 21, 2011

    Investment banks: annus horribilis

    Once upon a time, films about investment bankers had titles such as A Good Year (2006) and starred Hollywood hunks (Russell...

  10. July 8, 2011

    Why I’ll never be Robert Redford

    It is time to face up to an unpalatable truth. I am never going to be portrayed by Robert Redford in a movie. I know what...

  11. June 29, 2010

    Business diary: Ian Ritchie

    The former head of Channel Five, the UK broadcaster, Ian Ritchie is chief executive of the All England Lawn Tennis Club. The...

  12. June 29, 2010

    Pinewood shareholder attacks Grade

    Michael Grade faces a battle to hold on to his chairmanship of the UK's leading independent film studio today, as a...

  13. June 28, 2010

    Grade to face battle to retain chairmanship

    Michael Grade faces a battle to hold on to his chairmanship of the UK’s leading independent film studio on Tuesday, as a...

  14. June 28, 2010

    Business diary: Ian Ritchie, Wimbledon

    The 56-year-old former head of Channel Five was appointed chief executive of the All England Lawn Tennis Club in 2005. The...

  15. June 16, 2010

    Who’s Who: Cultural talent from across the region

    The north-west seems to throw up writers, musicians and artists like nowhere else in the UK, many of them the sons and...

  16. May 18, 2010

    New politics ushers in a Yorkist era

    Quite a week for the Broad Acres. Russell Crowe opened in Robin Hood with a controversial Yorkshire accent, with or without...

  17. May 17, 2010

    New politics ushers in a Yorkist era

    Quite a week for the Broad Acres. Russell Crowe opened in Robin Hood with a controversial Yorkshire accent, with or without...

  18. May 14, 2010

    Changes in moviedom

    Cate Blanchett in Cannes The Dream and the Deal It took skill to fly to Cannes from London this year. Weaving nimbly between...

  19. 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...

  20. May 10, 2010

    Guide: Arts around the world

    CannesFestival de CannesFreak waves may have wreaked havoc on the Croisette - but the organisers of this year's Cannes film...

  21. May 9, 2010

    Arts around the world

    Artefacts accrued by James Cook are on show in Vienna CannesFestival de Cannes Freak waves may have wreaked havoc on the...

  22. May 8, 2010

    Who’s put the app in apparel?

    Something interesting will be happening when the Cannes Film Festival begins next week, and it doesn’t have to do with an...

  23. 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...

  24. November 7, 2009

    Lachlan Murdoch wins $21m house

    Lachlan Murdoch has upstaged the visit to Australia by his father Rupert, the head of the News Corp media empire, after...

  25. November 7, 2009

    Lachlan Murdoch steals dad's thunder with £12m house deal

    Lachlan Murdoch has upstaged the visit to Australia of his father Rupert, the head of the News Corp media empire, after...

  26. November 6, 2009

    Lachlan Murdoch pays $21m for Sydney mansion

    Lachlan Murdoch has upstaged the visit to Australia of his father Rupert, the global media baron and head of News Corp,...

  27. August 14, 2009

    Pearl Jam

    Nirvana were grunge's leading band, but Pearl Jam sold more records. The rivalry led Kurt Cobain to snipe that Eddie Vedder...

  28. August 13, 2009

    Pearl Jam, Shepherds Bush Empire, London

    Nirvana were grunge’s leading band, but Pearl Jam sold more records. The rivalry led Kurt Cobain to snipe that Eddie Vedder...

  29. April 23, 2009

    Paranoia in the great tradition

    Kevin MacDonald established his reputation as one of the finest modern British filmmakers with a couple of outstanding...

  30. April 22, 2009

    Paranoia in the great tradition

    State of Play ★★★★☆ (Kevin MacDonald) The Grocer’s Son ★★★★☆ (Eric Guirardo) Encounters at the End of the World ★★★★☆...

  31. January 3, 2009

    The return of the beard

    Grooming expert Carmelo Guastella, The return of the fuzzy face not only chimes with the recession, but it also makes a...

  32. FT Alphaville

    October 2, 2008

    Lunch Wrap

    On FT Alphaville this morning, - UK house prices, a retrospective, in graphs. - Bailout bonuses for wooden arrow-makers,...

  33. FT Alphaville

    October 2, 2008

    Further Reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - Why the bailout will not help money markets. - The Hanke Panke, yay or nay? - “The prospects in the...

  34. August 16, 2008

    TV films

    There were scoffers and sceptics, but Saturday's Atonement (Sky Movies Drama 8.00pm) is an extraordinary achievement for...

  35. June 13, 2008

    Father figures of football

    There’s a peculiar advertisement running on Swedish television that touches on the central psychodrama of the 2008 European...

  36. December 29, 2007

    FILM: Karl French

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Channel 4 11.55pm) features prominently in the AFI's 100 Years list of greatest...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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