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  1. March 21, 2014

    Saving Mr Banks – DVD review

    John Lee Hancock, 2013 Buena Vista A spoonful of sugar does help the medicine go down, as Saving Mr Banks goes to show. John...

  2. November 28, 2013

    Review: Saving Mr Banks

    Saving Mr Banks is just what Christmas needs: a feelgood movie that doesn’t need a brain bypass. The film warms our hearts...

  1. October 17, 2013

    Captain Phillips – film review

    Captain Phillips stars Tom Hanks at the helm of a high-value American container ship held to ransom in 2009 by a handful of...

  2. 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,...

  3. April 30, 2013

    2013 Tony Award nominations

    When the The Broadway League and the American Theater Wing announced their 2013 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday morning in...

  4. April 2, 2013

    Lucky Guy, Broadhurst Theatre, New York – review

    Energetic, gritty and crowd-pleasing, Lucky Guy is that rare, welcome thing: a Broadway hit that’s not a musical. It is also...

  5. February 21, 2013

    Cinema review: Cloud Atlas, To the Wonder, Lore and more

    Time flies, in all directions, in Cloud Atlas. Putting movie wings on David Mitchell’s Booker-nominated jumbo novel, which...

  6. October 11, 2012

    A vehicle that’s not roadworthy

    It is 64 years since the trans-American trip that inspired On the Road. Time to ask, of that founding work of beat fiction,...

  7. July 22, 2012

    Fantasy TV epic spells N Ireland boost

    Belfast’s Paint Hall studios are a hive of activity, with hundreds of production staff busily preparing movie sets for the...

  8. The World

    March 19, 2012

    The road less hopeful

    In 2008 Davis Guggenheim made a biographical video of Barack Obama based on hope – the young senator’s lack of experience...

  9. February 16, 2012

    Curse of the Wise Child

    Reader, I suspect that your regular correspondent very specifically chose this week to take a holiday from the screening...

  10. February 10, 2012

    Adapt or die?

    When the winner of the Best Film category is announced at tomorrow night’s Bafta awards ceremony in London, there’s a strong...

  11. August 17, 2011

    Enova looks to raise its profile on Aim

    Movie stars Tom Hanks and Mel Gibson were among celebrity enthusiasts of the EV1, the rather prosaically named electric car...

  12. June 5, 2011

    Rock, hard work and hard places

    It’s not just the ubiquitous training shoes that make Bill Roedy feel “like Forrest Gump”. The former head of MTV Networks...

  13. August 21, 2010

    On location, location, location

    Filming ‘Pride and Prejudice’ in St George’s Square, Stamford If there is something familiar about the English market town...

  14. April 13, 2010

    O'Brien in surprise move to pay-TV

    Conan O'Brien, the late-night comedian pushed out of NBC after a bitter, public feud with network executives, will return to...

  15. April 13, 2010

    O’Brien in surprise move to pay-TV

    Conan O’Brien, the late-night comedian pushed out of NBC after a bitter public feud with network executives, will return to...

  16. March 9, 2010

    The yin and yang of film

    Ex factor: Kathryn Bigelow is congratulated by former husband James Cameron as ‘The Hurt Locker’ wins another Academy Award...

  17. March 9, 2010

    The yin and yang of film

    It was a night of firsts. The first time the Oscars stage had looked like Waterloo Station gone celestial. (Loved the...

  18. February 11, 2010

    Democrat with a passion to help Afghan people

    Charlie Wilson, the American most associated with helping the Mujahideen defeat the Soviets after Afghanistan was invaded in...

  19. February 11, 2010

    Hero of 'Charlie Wilson's War' dies, aged 76

    Charlie Wilson, the American most associated with helping the Mujahideen defeat the Soviets after Afghanistan was invaded in...

  20. February 11, 2010

    Hero of ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’ dies, aged 76

    This July 1987 photo shows Charlie Wilson on a white horse while in Afghanistan Charlie Wilson, the American most associated...

  21. October 9, 2009

    Movie derivatives

    Investors in movie derivatives should perhaps be warned to watch the film The Producers, in which an accountant determines...

  22. FT Alphaville

    September 23, 2009

    Oh no! Dan Brown to the rescue...

    Has it come to this? Dan Brown the ubiquitous author of The Da Vinci Code and now, the record-breaking The Lost Symbol among...

  23. September 19, 2009

    The usual rules no longer apply

    What happened here had already happened elsewhere. It happened in politics, when heavy-hitting names such as Hillary...

  24. September 18, 2009

    The usual rules no longer apply

    What happened here had already happened elsewhere. It happened in politics, when heavy-hitting names such as Hillary Clinton...

  25. June 10, 2009

    Hollywood stars accept new contract

    Fears over a possible strike by Hollywood actors eased on Tuesday when the 120,000 members of the Screen Actors Guild voted...

  26. May 14, 2009

    Ciphers cracked at a giddy pace

    In the beginning were the words and the words were "box office". Whatever would the world do triennially in mid-May without...

  27. May 13, 2009

    Film reviews: Ciphers cracked at a giddy pace

    Angels and Demons (★★★☆☆, Ron Howard) Synecdoche, New York (★★☆☆☆, Charlie Kaufman) Viva (★★★★☆, Anna Biller) French Film (...

  28. March 7, 2009

    TV films

    Saturday brings Wildean wit and Hollywood heft. The former comes in An Ideal Husband (4.55pm Film4), in which Rupert...

  29. January 10, 2009

    TV films

    On Saturday, the Bond family motto provides the title for the 19th 007 movie, The World Is Not Enough (ITV1 9.30pm), and...

  30. December 24, 2008

    Christmas Eve - Film

    My theory is that yuletide TV schedulers are taken out of their tinsel-lined boxes every December, wound up and set in...

  31. November 15, 2008

    TV films

    The last and blackest of the rightly revered Ealing comedies, The Ladykillers (ITV1 Saturday 2.10pm) is a riot of cartoonish...

  32. November 3, 2008

    Note to hedge funds: go short on letters to investors

    What do you do when you lose billions of dollars short-selling Volkswagen? Here is what hedge fund managers did last week:...

  33. November 2, 2008

    Go short on letters to investors

    What do you do when you lose billions of dollars short-selling Volkswagen? Here is what hedge fund managers did last week:...

  34. July 3, 2008

    LA Confrontational

    Think of it as Kramer vs Kramer remade by Billy Wilder. An amicable break-up turns sour as two ex-partners battle to get...

  35. June 26, 2008

    Reliance aims for the stars in Bollywood tie-up

    Indian billionaire industrialist Anil Ambani has moved a step closer to building a media group spanning -Hollywood and...

  36. June 25, 2008

    Reliance aims for the stars in Bollywood joint venture

    Indian billionaire industrialist Anil Ambani has joined up with the family of Amitabh Bachchan, the Bollywood actor, to set...

  37. June 24, 2008

    Reliance aims for the stars in Bollywood deal

    Indian billionaire industrialist Anil Ambani has moved a step closer to building a media group spanning ­Hollywood and...

  38. May 3, 2008

    DVD releases

    Burnt by the Sun Nikita Mikhalkov, 1994 Second Sight Burnt by the Sun ' s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar may not have...

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