Going Out: Film - FIVE FROM THE LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
Saturday 06 November 1999
Being John Malkovich (Tue 8.30pm, Odeon West End)
In which John Cusack's nerd puppeteer sells entrance into the skull of actor John Malkovich. It sounds absurd, but it's witty, innovative and audaciously played throughout. See it before the hype gets out of hand.
Boys Don't Cry (Sun, 6pm, Odeon West End)
Hilary Swank is the rebel with a corset who alights in a Midwestern backwater; Chloe Sevigny the bored, boozy teen who gets taken in. Humming with dark energy, this marks a stunning debut for director Kim Pearce.
EDtv (Thur 6pm, Fri 2.45pm, Odeon West End 2)
A rollicking medialand satire, EDtv has Matthew McConnaughey as the grinning slacker star of a 24-hour docu-soap. Ron Howard directs at a rate of knots.
Topsy Turvy (Mon 8.30pm, Tue 3pm, Odeon West End 2)
Mike Leigh's expectation-confounding enterprise (a backstage period musical, no less), paints a robust portrait of opera gurus Gilbert and Sullivan. Regular players Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall and Alison Steadman provide some sense of continuity.
The Limey (Sat pm, Odeon West End)
Steven Soderbergh's eccentric crime caper amounts to a cut-up collage of Sixties sensibilities and an affectionate Valentine to a rejuvenated Terence Stamp.
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's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
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