Kaleem Aftab: Three years after Mohammad Rasoulof was imprisoned for alleged anti-regime propaganda, the director is bringing a new secretly filmed feature to the Cannes Film Festival called Manuscripts Don't Burn
Cannes Film Festival, Geoffrey Macnab: Ryan Gosling stars in this visually stunning film Nicolas Winding Refn which is let down by a clunky plot
Cannes 2013 review: Had Hollywood been brave enough to back this made-for-TV Liberace biopic, Michael Douglas would be attracting serious Oscars buzz, says Geoffrey Macnab
Being on the jury of the Man Booker Prize is no mean feat. With 150 books to read, she barely has time to sleep...
Cannes 2013 review:This attempt to adapt yet another classic American novel for the screen is too turgid to honour William Faulkner's macabre humour
Some of Anish Kapoor's ventures into gigantism, such as Orbit, have been questionable successes. Is his first major museum show in Germany also an exercise in sculptural muscle-flexing? Michael Glover finds out
This YBA's show draws on details of the torture of the martyrs represented in masterpieces of the Renaissance. And the result, says Adrian Hamilton, is fascinating
In pictures:View from the red carpet at The Hangover III premiere
Cannes 2013 review: JC Chandor’s remarkable film is about a man lost at sea. There is only one actor and no dialogue at all outside the short voice-over at the beginning
Music review, Ben Walsh: The performance feels more like a group therapy session than the giddy, psychedelic performances of old
Bestselling author Audrey Niffenegger on having her dark fable 'Raven Girl' brought to life by the Royal Ballet's choreographer
What if someone deliberately sabotaged your honeymoon?
The Luvvies by Andrew Birch (click for gallery)
French singer and songwriter Georges Moustaki, beloved in France for his songs celebrating liberty and collaborations with Edith Piaf, died today after a long illness. He was 79.
Lydia Davis, the shortest of all short story writers, whose works can be as brief as a single sentence, has won the fifth Man Booker International Prize.
Do you fast forward to the very end to see who's fired or do you prefer to bask in the contestants failing their tasks?
When The History Boys was first performed at the National Theatre in 2004 the reverential cupping of a sixth former's genitals by an appreciative retirement-age teacher was enough to elicit ceaseless gales of laughter. Today it is more likely to form the basis of an investigation by detectives from the public protection division.
Germany today celebrated the 200th birthday of Richard Wagner, the 19th-century composer whose music has been hailed as sublime art at the height of Western culture even as he remains tainted by his visceral anti-Semitic views, which later found favour with the Nazis.
"Reviewers of alternative comedy have failed to do what the rock-music press did 30 years ago: evolve a critical language to talk about a new art form." So claimed Robert Newman in 2006.
Revealed: Stunning new images show gold-plated, ultra-luxurious Riyadh metro station that Saudi king has ordered to be built
King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station has been designed by half-British architect Zaha Hadid
Coronation Street triumphs over EastEnders at British Soap Awards 2013
The Hangover III star Heather Graham: I'll miss playing a sexy stripper because my real life is pretty boring
Hollywood practices random acts of red-carpet kindness
Archaeologists uncover nearly 5,000 cave paintings in Burgos, Mexico
Cannes Film Festival 2013: And why exactly are vous here?
- 1 Breaking: Soldier killed in Woolwich machete attack named as Drummer Lee Rigby
- 2 'Sickening, deluded and unforgivable': Horrific attack brings terror to London’s streets
- 3 Grace Dent: I’m not sure how these people can avoid being called ‘bigots’. And the more ‘civilised’, the worse they are
- 4 Woolwich murder: They killed, then they performed - these men should be starved of our attention
- 5 Woolwich attack: The EDL will seek to exploit this evil crime for their own evil ends
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