FILM / Cinema
Friday 20 January 1995
Roles for scamps are getting tougher too. You fear for Anna Paquin (right), who nabbed an Oscar for The Piano although she's too young to see the film; Jodhi May, who was bombarded with acclaim for A World Apart, has only just returned to the fray (with the BBC's Signs and Wonders). Volker Schlondorff's 1979 The Tin Drum is re-released today, with the then 12-year-old David Bennent frighteningly good as a 3-year-old boy who refuses to grow up; and next month, young chatterbox Natalie Portman steals Luc Besson's Leon from under Gary Oldman's nose.
Kirsten Dunst is the latest imp to dry herself behind the ears and plunge into that secluded netherworld where happiness means getting the job done inside of 10 takes. She's the best thing about the forthcoming Winona Ryder starrer Little Women, and you can catch her in the otherwise pallid Interview with the Vampire. You'll be chilled by her doll-like demeanour: her face is frozen in a cadaverous smirk, the eyes a forbidding grey-blue. And that's before she becomes a vampire. She shames Tom Cruise, though that's a doddle; her real talent lies in her control, her ghos tly calm. All of which reminds you: when adults are good, they're very, very good but when children are good, they're disturbing.
TV review Nick Hewer, the man whose eyebrows speak a thousand words, is set to leave The Apprentice
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
Arts & Ents blogs
- 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 defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
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