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  1. May 17, 2013

    Les Misérables – DVD review

    Tom Hooper, 2012 Universal You can’t say they didn’t give it a good go. Anne Hathaway cut off all her pretty hair as the...

  2. FT Alphaville

    April 19, 2013

    So, the Panel does have a line to Astana...

    From the RNS on Friday… Mr. Alexander Machkevitch notes the recent press speculation with respect to Eurasian Natural...

  1. October 12, 2012

    The List: My other sibling’s famous

    Gerald Hughes, elder brother of Ted, has just published his memoirs. In Ted and I: A Brother’s Memoir, the 92-year-old...

  2. FT Alphaville

    August 8, 2012

    Ace Greenberg in da house!

    Today, in another episode of Isn’t Retirement Fun?, former Bear Stearns chairman and JP Morgan Vice Chairman Emeritus Ace...

  3. May 28, 2012

    Caligula, Coliseum, London

    As a corrective, this new opera is well timed. Just as Sacha Baron Cohen is strutting his stuff on the big screen in The...

  4. May 17, 2012

    Resistance is ... all too easy, actually

    Following the wild success of Borat and the moderate success of Brüno, Sacha Baron Cohen stars in The Dictator as the...

  5. May 12, 2012

    The List: Five literary leaders

    One of the sources for Sacha Baron Cohen’s film The Dictator, released this week, is reported to have been Saddam Hussein’s...

  6. May 2, 2012

    Silver Lake takes stake in talent agency

    Silver Lake, the technology investment firm, has bought a 31 per cent stake in William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, which...

  7. February 23, 2012

    Exit stage left for Oscars’ Kodak Theatre

    The 84th Academy Awards this Sunday has a guest list to rival any party in the world. Brad Pitt will be there, as will...

  8. December 1, 2011

    Film releases: December 2

    Every time we see a great or nearly great film we are Theseus in the labyrinth. In mazes that can seem measureless, we are...

  9. March 11, 2011

    Modern muckraking does free speech a disservice

    James O’Keefe is either the sleaziest kind of journalist or the most respectable kind of con artist. His Project Veritas...

  10. February 24, 2011

    Fake social network accounts cause havoc

    When Himesh Kar, a film producer, recently replied to an e-mail apparently sent from his associate Jon Thompson, via...

  11. February 25, 2010

    Fed chairman enjoys easier ride after year of savaging

    Thanks to Ron Paul, it wasn't dry. Fresh from being named the champion of the Conservative Political Action Committee at the...

  12. February 24, 2010

    Bernanke enjoys easier ride after year of savaging

    Thanks to Ron Paul, it wasn’t dry. Fresh from being named the champion of the Conservative Political Action Committee at the...

  13. November 2, 2009

    Terminator film rights auction set to test Hollywood's mettle

    The rights to the Terminator film franchise will be auctioned this month in a deal that will test Hollywood intellectual...

  14. October 6, 2009

    Universal film bosses axed over box office flops

    Universal Pictures, the Hollywood studio arm of NBC Universal, has fired two of its most senior executives after a string...

  15. October 5, 2009

    Universal co-chairmen axed over box office flops

    Universal Pictures, the Hollywood studio arm of NBC Universal, has fired two of its most senior executives after a string of...

  16. August 28, 2009

    A seriously chic makeover

    Scepticism would be a polite way to describe the reaction when RJ Cutler, a filmmaker known for serious political...

  17. August 27, 2009

    A seriously chic makeover

    Scepticism would be a polite way to describe the reaction when RJ Cutler, a filmmaker known for serious political...

  18. August 21, 2009

    Screen gems boosts Cineworld

    Britons’ insatiable appetite for new films helped Cineworld, the UK’s second-largest cinema operator, buck the media sector...

  19. July 9, 2009

    Danger: satirist on the loose

    Should we ever expect satire to be well-behaved? Lampoonery, properly energised, will charge in all directions once...

  20. July 8, 2009

    Danger: satirist on the loose

    BrunoThe Private Lives of Pippa Lee35 Shots of RumSoul Power Should we ever expect satire to be well-behaved? Lampoonery,...

  21. October 18, 2008

    DVD releases - Karl French

    Rashomon Akira Kurosawa, 1950 Optimum Asia Rashomon is a film of some historical importance, having introduced a western...

  22. August 26, 2008

    A word in your ear: keep it slow and simple

    When I spoke to a recent Brussels conference of business translators, one of them asked me if the Financial Times had any...

  23. May 1, 2008

    ShineReveille partners with MRC

    ShineReveille, a division of Elizabeth Murdoch’s television company, has formed a new partnership with Media Rights Capital,...

  24. January 26, 2008

    Sweeney Todd

    Sweeney Todd Tim Burton 95 mins (18) Grand guignol doesn't get grander than this. Tim Burton serves up Stephen Sondheim's...

  25. FT Tech Hub

    June 23, 2007

    Sony's stock-car star expected to fire HD market

    As many as 500,000 people are expected to attend San Francisco’s Gay Pride Celebration and Parade this weekend, while the...

  26. June 10, 2007

    America’s time-warp supermarkets

    In a scene that sadly did not make the final cut of Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of...

  27. March 17, 2007

    CRITICS' CHOICE

    It's little more than 50 years since Edna Everage was foisted on to the public by her rather less believable alter ego...

  28. March 3, 2007

    Defining Moment # 58

    Too soon to call it defining? No. The film is already part of the culture. In any concordance of modern cinema you will...

  29. February 8, 2007

    High five! Murdoch signs up Borat 2

    Sacha Baron Cohen has signed up to do a sequel to his popular Borat movie based on the controversial Kazach journalist,...

  30. January 19, 2007

    He fits the profile of a Great Briton

    Sir Alec Jeffreys, inventor of DNA fingerprinting, was named Morgan Stanley Great Briton of the Year last night at an...

  31. January 18, 2007

    Winning hands down

    He fits the profile of a Great Briton Sir Alec Jeffreys, inventor of DNA fingerprinting, was named Morgan Stanley Great...

  32. November 22, 2006

    Kazakhstan moves on from Borat

    The man in charge of attracting investors to Kazakhstan says a new film depicting his countrymen as urine-drinking...

  33. November 21, 2006

    Kazakhstan moves on from Borat

    The man in charge of attracting investors to Kazakhstan says a new film depicting his countrymen as urine-drinking...

  34. November 21, 2006

    Recognise Cohen's value as a comedian (part two)

    From Mr James Beadle. Sir, Robert Bridge (Letters, November 16) makes some astute comments about Sacha Baron Cohen's...

  35. November 18, 2006

    The glorious simplicity of the Glod life

    From Mr Christopher B. Cooper. Sir, The villagers of Glod, Romania, need not be offended by the manner in which they are...

  36. November 16, 2006

    The glorious nation of Kazakhstan should sue or spoof Israel

    From Mr Robert Bridge. Sir, Although I will probably not have an opportunity to catch Sacha Baron Cohen's film, Borat:...

  37. November 16, 2006

    Borat sparks more hedge fund deals

    20th Century Fox is set to announce a hedge fund-backed film financing deal worth more than $520m thanks to the box office...

  38. November 15, 2006

    ‘Borat’ sparks more hedge fund deals

    20th Century Fox is set to announce a hedge fund-backed film financing deal worth more than $520m thanks to the box office...

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