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Why Bruce Robison is not defined by alcohol

It's been 30 years since the alcohol-fuelled 'Withnail and I' was released but despite drinking up to five bottles of red a day – and the thread of booze running throughout his work – director and screenwriter Bruce Robinson says drinking doesn't define him. Matthew Barnett meets him to ask why alcohol is such a key motif for his characters

How Ghost in the Shell ducks the philosophical questions

The new sci-fi film, adapted from the Japanese Manga series and anime and starring Scarlett Johansson, doesn’t touch on the more profound aspects of Masamune Shirow’s original, such as a cyborg enhancement elevating consciousness