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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

Move over Batgirl, our superheroine is just a normal human being

Is the female superhero finally going to evolve in Joss Whedon's new Batgirl film? Will Brooker, who has been spearheading the character’s metamorphosis into an intelligent character in his online comic ‘My So-Called Secret Identity’, is hopeful 

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

Aquarius' Kleber Mendonça Filho: We're Brazil’s most prestigious film

The Brazilian director's film was snubbed by his country as a contender for Best Foreign Language Oscar nomination supposedly after the cast protested about the impeachment of the Brazilian President Dilma Roussef on the red carpet at last year's Cannes Film Festival - but now it has been released in Brazil, it is no longer overshadowed by politics