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    1. September 29, 2014

      Shappi Khorsandi on London humour

      Most nights of the week, rooms above pubs across London burst with stand-up comedy. But can the city be said to have its own...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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,...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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:...

    38. 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...

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