Friday 10 March 1995
Back on safer intellectual ground, Yale graduate and acknowledged big brain Jodie Foster (right) hogs the spotlight this week with the first TV screening of her directorial debut, Little Man Tate (Sun 10pm C4), and a clashingly-timed hour-long interview with Melvyn Bragg on The South Bank Show (Sun 10.15pm ITV) sparking video programming nightmares everywhere. Foster, 32 and a 29-year Hollywood veteran, is one of the few really powerful female role models spawned by that most inequitable of cities: intelligent, articulate and high-earning, she comes equipped with a CV that is a dream of variety, from psycho-brat in The Little Girl who Lives Down the Lane to psycho-buster in The Silence of the L:ambs by way of controversy both in her career (remember the exploitation vs feminist tract debate that raged around The Accused?) and out of it. Her latest venture, Nell, the story of an eerie creature from the backwoods, opens today to a less than rapturous response. Still, the cool one's low-key stroppiness and her refusal to lie down and play victim for stalker John Hinckley deserve all the plaudits one could scrape off the bottom of the barrel. We like Jodie Foster.
TV reviewBroadcasting House was preparing for a visit from Prince Charles spoiler alert
Glastonbury Michael Eavis reveals final headline act 'most likely' British pair
Film Ewan McGregor joins star-studded Beauty and the Beast cast as Lumiere
TVThe Island with Bear Grylls under fire after male contestants kill and eat rare crocodile
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Frank Lampard's face drops when Holly Willoughby introduces him as a 'Man City legend'
- 2 'Do not give them a reason': Baltimore man divides police and rioters in hope of avoiding violence
- 3 X Factor in crisis as numbers of people auditioning plummets
- 4 Baltimore riots: Furious mother marches her son home live on TV
- 5 General Election 2015: Stephen Hawking says he will vote Labour
Fast & Furious 7 overtakes Frozen to become 5th highest grossing movie of all time
Poldark finale review: How a costume drama became a Sunday night swoon-fest
Avengers: Age of Ultron: Nearly 700 German cinemas refuse to show movie
The Visit: Watch terrifying trailer for M Night Shyamalan's latest horror film
Game of Thrones season 5 episode 3 - review: Sansa and manhood-lopping torturer Ramsay Bolton, really?
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Phantom of the Opera writer mocked after issuing a warning about Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
General election 2015: Labour will toughen hate crimes legislation surrounding Islamophobia