Film festival of the week: Glasgow Film Festival, various venues
Friday 08 February 2013
The ninth run of this fast-growing festival strikes a romantic note with its opening and closing galas, French comedy Populaire and Joss Whedon's Much Ado about Nothing.
Dates for the diary in between include a whopping 57 UK premieres, ranging from the resurgent Wachowski siblings' Cloud Atlas to Park Chan-wook's elegantly wicked Stoker (starring a revelatory Mia Wasikowska) and Ryan Gosling's reunion with Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance in The Place Beyond the Pines.
Art-films corralled under the Crossing the Line banner include Apichatpong Weerasethakul's latest; James Cagney gets the retrospective embrace; sci-fi fans can dock in a well-stuffed Kapow corner, where Dredd and Doctor Who are celebrated; British, Brazilian, Scottish and indie films get their own strands; and fest-within-the-fest – see, it's that big – FrightFest's premiere of multi-director compendium piece The ABCs of Death should give gore-hounds something to love.
(0141 332 6535; glasgowfilm.org/festival) Thur to 24 Feb
elephant appealThe first 23 lots in our charity auction have now gone. But there are 22 more still up for grabs
The magicians using online collaboration to push the boundaries
Jennifer Lawrence attacks mass media again over body image
Paris charity auction staged to save the ancient city of Tyre
scienceScientists find the answer to a question that even puzzled Darwin
A very timely Great Train Robbery and a frantic 24 Hours in A&E among the highlights
Arts & Ents blogs
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, film review
Brian Griffin returns: Cartoon dog back from the dead in Family Guy Christmas episode
Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber announces he's 'retiring from music'
Nymphomaniac, film review: 'Despite the surreal sex scenes this is a serious drama'
The Wolf of Wall Street, film review: 'A lurid, profanity bespattered movie'
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber announces he's 'retiring from music'
- 4 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile
- 5 Status: Wet - Woman walks off a pier while checking Facebook on her phone
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