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  1. October 7, 2013

    Big Fish, Neil Simon Theatre, New York – review

    Big Fish flopped onto Broadway last night. With its seamless production by Susan Stroman, its whirling, projection-heavy set...

  2. February 22, 2013

    DVD Review: Frankenweenie

    Tim Burton, 2012Walt Disney A pet project of Burton’s – he first made it as a short in 1984 – this is a loving homage to...

  1. October 18, 2012

    Burton’s reanimated pet project

    You can’t manufacture charm. It’s an accidental product. It needs innocence and good-heartedness and the incandescent power...

  2. October 5, 2012

    Eyes on the prize

    When the philosopher Gilbert Ryle wrote that a foreign visitor to the University of Oxford, on being shown the colleges, the...

  3. June 21, 2012

    Staking a claim as the year’s worst film

    It is the best title of the year and will almost certainly be the worst movie. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter looked a...

  4. May 11, 2012

    Sharp looks

    Answer this: if vampires can’t see themselves in mirrors, how do they manage to look so good? More importantly, how does...

  5. May 10, 2012

    A Faust that’s rude, lewd and irresistible

    No wonder Aleksandr Sokurov’s Faust – cranky, wild and visionary – won last year’s Venice Golden Lion. It comes roaring into...

  6. January 20, 2012

    Costumes from century of film go on show

    More than 100 of Hollywood’s most memorable costumes are to be brought together for the first time by London’s Victoria and...

  7. March 14, 2011

    Carlyle buys The Foundry

    Carlyle, the US private equity group, has agreed to take control of a London-based company whose software helped to create...

  8. February 18, 2011

    The Square gets hip

    The W’s lounge He might not have realised it but when Colin Firth stepped bleary-eyed into Leicester Square at 4am last...

  9. November 13, 2010

    The Pee-wee Herman Show, Stephen Sondheim Theatre, New York

    Fun and japes: Paul Reubens as Pee-wee Herman Some might find it odd that a Broadway theatre recently renamed the Stephen...

  10. August 17, 2010

    Into the Woods, Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park

    Beverley Rudd as Little Red Riding Hood Some shows at the Open Air Theatre struggle with the setting: the swaying trees, the...

  11. 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...

  12. May 12, 2010

    Box-office hit powers Disney

    The bumper box-office performance of Alice in Wonderland powered Walt Disney to a second quarter that beat expectations,...

  13. May 12, 2010

    Disney's box-office hit lifts profits

    The box-office performance of Alice in Wonderland powered Walt Disney to a second quarter that beat expectations, with Tim...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. February 18, 2010

    Disney film faces Europe boycott

    Several large European cinema chains have threatened to boycott Alice in Wonderland , Walt Disney's forthcoming release,...

  18. February 17, 2010

    Disney’s film faces boycott in Europe

    In a hole: Disney’s move to speed the DVD release of Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ has angered cinema chains. Alice is...

  19. December 22, 2009

    Avatar takes $242m globally in first weekend

    Hollywood’s heavy investment in 3D has passed its biggest test yet, analysts and cinema executives said on Monday, as they...

  20. December 22, 2009

    Avatar takes $242m globally in first weekend

    Hollywood's heavy investment in 3D has passed its biggest test yet, analysts and cinema executives said yesterday, as they...

  21. December 1, 2009

    Behind the macabre mask

    The evil clown, leering behind his grin, is a fixture of childish nightmares, a stand-in for the unfathomable and malevolent...

  22. November 30, 2009

    Tim Burton, Museum of Modern Art, New York

    Detail from ‘Untitled’ (Romeo & Juliet), 1981-1984, pen and ink, marker and coloured pencil on paper The evil clown,...

  23. November 21, 2009

    Tim Burton’s influence on fashion

    An autumn/winter 2009 design from Rodarte and Edward Scissorhands by Tim Burton at MoMA It is a paradox of fashion that the...

  24. November 16, 2009

    Guide: Arts around the world

    New York Tim Burton at MoMA Tim Burton is thrice- honoured by the Museum of Modern Art this week. Tomorrow, the MoMA Annual...

  25. November 15, 2009

    Arts around the world

    ViennaPiotr Anderszewski Piotr Anderszewski, one of the world’s foremost concert pianists and the subject of Bruno...

  26. December 20, 2008

    TV films

    In Saturday's Hidden (Channel 4 11.35pm) Daniel Auteuil and Juliette Binoche are outstanding as a bourgeois Parisian couple...

  27. July 26, 2008

    Films on release Nigel Andrews

    The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan 152 mins (12A) A blast of truth giddied up with fantasy - does the new Batman film owe...

  28. March 29, 2008

    FILM - Karl French

    There's so much to enjoy in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (ITV1 7.00pm), Tim Burton's gorgeously designed take on Roald...

  29. February 2, 2008

    Films on Release: Nigel Andrews

    Still Life Jia Zhangke 107 mins (U) Jia Zhangke ( Platform ) is the great director of China's new generation: a Beijing...

  30. 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...

  31. January 23, 2008

    Film Review: An ode to the demon barber

    Lord, Mr Burton,If there’s one thing simply certain,It’s you’ve got Old London licked,So ornately derelict.Take a bit of...

  32. January 5, 2008

    Film - Karl French

    A decent weekend kicks off in fine style with The Ladykillers (ITV1 12.20pm), Alexander Mackendrick's black comedy in which...

  33. December 24, 2007

    FILM - NIGEL ANDREWS

    In 1970 actor Lionel Jeffries took up a director's bullhorn and scored a bullseye. He made a wonderwork of The Railway...

  34. December 22, 2007

    'It's not a stage thing - it's a movie'

    Ithink Sweeney Todd has endured for 150 years because it's a gripping tale," says Stephen Sondheim, creator of the...

  35. December 22, 2007

    ‘It’s not a stage thing – it’s a movie’

    “I think Sweeney Todd has endured for 150 years because it’s a gripping tale,” says Stephen Sondheim, creator of the...

  36. September 8, 2007

    Karl French FILM

    It's funny to think that as recently as at the turn of the millennium, Mel Gibson was thought safe and bankable enough to...

  37. February 24, 2007

    FILM KARL FRENCH

    The 1990s were cruel years for David Lynch, and at the heart of the decade came Lost Highway (Channel 4 Saturday 2.10am), a...

  38. January 10, 2007

    King Kong

    A school trip to the outback; three vanishing girls; a life-or-death mystery. Peter Weir's Picnic at Hanging Rock (Film4...

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