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  1. January 2, 2014

    Top 10 films of 2013

    A film critic emerges bruised and battered from the Christmas and New Year festivities if he has failed to gratify friends...

  2. December 19, 2013

    Baidu and Rakuten strike online video deal

    Viki, the online video service owned by Japanese ecommerce group Rakuten, will this week bring TV shows and movies from...

  1. June 28, 2013

    The terminal dilemma facing a man suspended in limbo

    Ten years ago I wrote a screenplay about a man stuck in the international transit lounge of an airport. The Terminal,...

  2. June 5, 2013

    France enlists Hollywood to protect ‘l’exception culturelle’

    France’s dogged campaign to preserve its right to protect its creative industries from the flood of foreign – largely...

  3. The World

    May 22, 2013

    Ai Weiwei: the Greatest Hits edition

    Evidently, Ai Weiwei is not one to let 81 days in jail keep him quiet. China’s most famous dissident has just released a...

  4. February 6, 2013

    Companies must gauge social shifts

    Take four recent events: the release of Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln; Tuesday’s gay marriage vote in the UK House of...

  5. January 24, 2013

    Cinema review: Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty and The Last Stand

    History sets a man on a plinth. Biography’s job, on page or screen, is to take him off it and render him human. In Lincoln...

  6. November 8, 2012

    Modest star wields his shtick

    Perhaps the most interesting thing about the hit American comedy Bridesmaids was its audience: women in their mid-thirties,...

  7. October 26, 2012

    Lunch with the FT: Brad Grey

    I arrive early at the Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel, where I am due to meet Brad Grey, chairman of Paramount...

  8. October 25, 2012

    Stark tax choice for Californian voters

    Jerry Brown, California’s governor, has warned that the wealthiest US state will have to close schools for up to an extra...

  9. August 29, 2012

    DreamWorks in European distribution deal

    DreamWorks Studios, the Hollywood home of Steven Spielberg, has struck a partnership with a new London-based company to...

  10. April 20, 2012

    Disney parts company with Ross

    Walt Disney is searching for a new studio chairman after parting company with Rich Ross, the former head of Disney Channel,...

  11. February 15, 2012

    China to unveil landmark Hollywood deal

    DreamWorks Animation and two state-owned Chinese media groups are due to unveil a new joint venture when Xi Jinping, China’s...

  12. January 12, 2012

    Film releases: January 13

    What a week. The film critic feels like a traffic policeman attempting point duty at a frenzied intersection where the...

  13. January 6, 2012

    Super-rich buying ever larger yachts

    The world’s super-rich, led by Gulf sheikhs and Russian tycoons, are taking delivery of ever larger and more luxurious...

  14. December 30, 2011

    Filmed in China

    When Christian Bale was 13 he travelled to China to make his first film, Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun (1987). The...

  15. November 15, 2011

    Celluloid hero succumbs to the digital age

    Celluloid’s 120-year reign as the format of choice for feature films will come to an end in two months when it is overtaken...

  16. November 14, 2011

    Hergé museum: Cartoon character helps unify the nation

    People going see the new Tintin movie will probably have some notion that the hero of the blockbuster is Belgian, but they...

  17. November 5, 2011

    Small talk: Anthony Horowitz

    Anthony Horowitz, 55, has published more than 50 books and written for television, film and the theatre. His books include...

  18. October 21, 2011

    Tintin and the war

    In October 1940, the Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi began publishing a comic strip about Tintin in the children’s...

  19. October 11, 2011

    The Unilever Series: Tacita Dean, Tate Modern

    What irony that the first work made entirely by the artist’s own hand in Tate Modern’s Unilever Series is not a painting or...

  20. September 20, 2011

    Disney to create ‘Avatar’ theme park

    Walt Disney has struck a deal with James Cameron and Fox Filmed Entertainment to develop a new theme park inspired by the...

  21. August 4, 2011

    Film releases: August 5

    Super 8 is a bravura exercise in being bravura. It is thrilling, fatuous, pyrotechnical, whimsical, barnstorming, batty, out...

  22. June 17, 2011

    A sporting chance

    Still from New Moon’s Olympic bid film ‘Inspiration’ Caroline Rowland doesn’t just warm to the subject of Olympia, Leni...

  23. June 5, 2011

    Legendary seals $700m in film financing

    Legendary Pictures, the company behind Inception, The Dark Knight and The Hangover, will this week finalise a $700m...

  24. May 19, 2011

    US networks vie for $18bn in ad contracts

    Criminals, housewives and dinosaurs will dominate the all-important autumn schedules at the big US TV networks, a blend that...

  25. April 8, 2011

    Of criminals and cricketers

    Mischievous: Thomas Keneally with some of his artefacts in his light-filled North Sydney apartment There’s no stopping...

  26. April 1, 2011

    A revolution and its lessons in heritage

    When the movie impresario David O. Selznick first saw Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein’s cinematic masterpiece, he was...

  27. March 17, 2011

    Comcast appetite for park assets tested

    Comcast must decide within three months whether to buy Blackstone out of the Universal Orlando joint venture, in the first...

  28. March 3, 2011

    The Diary: Tom Hiddleston

    Before deciding to become an actor, I read Classics at university and my favourite lyric poetic epic is still the Odyssey....

  29. February 25, 2011

    Ambani backs Madonna’s directorial debut

    With The King’s Speech heading into Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony as one of the favourites for Oscar glory, the unlikely...

  30. February 11, 2011

    Incan artefacts at Yale to be returned to Peru

    One hundred years after American explorer Hiram Bingham took tens of thousands of artefacts from the Incan city of Machu...

  31. February 9, 2011

    Film releases: February 10

    The acting has bravado, the photography is handsome, the story is tried and tested. There are guns, fights, snakes, scenery...

  32. January 3, 2011

    Prolific player of character parts

    Pete Postlethwaite, once described by filmmaker Steven Spielberg as “probably the best actor in the world”, died aged 64,...

  33. December 3, 2010

    ‘Stick it’: a last defence

    Two members of the working class were given walk-on parts this past week and, though both camera-shy, they performed a...

  34. October 19, 2010

    Disney deal on super hero movies

    Walt Disney has struck a $115m deal with Paramount Pictures to transfer the distribution of upcoming Marvel films The...

  35. Westminster Blog

    September 1, 2010

    Tony Blair's memoirs - 718 pages in five paragraphs

    No time to read the full Blair memoirs? Never fear, we’ve crunched it into five handy paragraphs for you: The first MP I...

  36. May 26, 2010

    Iranian film director freed

    Jafar Panahi, Iran’s celebrated film director, was released from prison on Tuesday after spending three months in jail while...

  37. May 20, 2010

    It's back to the future as TV networks put a new focus on nostalgia

    Advertising executives getting sneak peeks of the autumn and spring 2011 television shows in New York this week could be...

  38. May 20, 2010

    TV networks look back to win ad sales

    Advertising executives getting sneak peeks of the autumn and spring 2011 television shows in New York this week could be...

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