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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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