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He is one of the most-successful directors in the world - but that doesn't make him immune from the nit-pickers
The best Christmas films are the ones which put the fairy lights and tinsel up when we least expect it, says Kaleem Aftab
Grace Dent's best programmes of the year
Review: Not even Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels can make the Farrelly brothers' infantile humour relevant two decades after Dumb and Dumber
As Judy Blume announces her first adult novel in 16 years, Kate Wills talks to the author who seems to have a hotline to teen turmoil
Unveiling the one-in-a-million identical twin to Leonardo da Vinci painting
Love, Lust and Longing at the Freud Museum
TV review Nick Hewer, the man whose eyebrows speak a thousand words, is set to leave The Apprentice
Review: Cats, London Palladium
'Danced with flourish'
Surgeons warned to avoid 'Another One Bites the Dust'
The model turned actress camped out in a doctor's surgery to prepare for her latest film
Says leading actress Dame Janet Suzman
As Shakespeare's most controversial play moves to Las Vegas, its star tells Claire Allfree that 'The Merchant of Venice' is not racist
Fans can unlock surprises on the Pottermore website
Grace Dent on TV: Presently, I am the forlorn TV critic equivalent of The Little Match Girl, dreaming of festive TV largesse, while making do with BBC1’s Wild Weather
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
The Luvvies by Andrew Birch (click for gallery)
The Sony cyber-attack gives a rare insight into the film business. Tim Walker reports from LA
The singer controversially compared the link to 'artistic rape' and 'terrorism'
As 2014 draws to a close, our specialists profile key figures who have made their mark in the arts
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?Outrageous costumes. Eye-popping make-up. Gender fun and games. Three panto stars throw open their dressing rooms to explain the secrets and the demands of playing the dame...
140-year-old choir declared winner of Sky Arts’ "The Great Culture Quiz"
Comedian stages pro-equality Hanukkah lighting at Jerusalem's Wailing Wall
The 'Colossus of Prora' is finally being rebuilt
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food