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.
Arts & Ents blogs
Cheryl Cole to return as an X Factor judge in £1.5m deal
What are the best first lines in fiction?
Russell Crowe's Noah banned in three Arab countries before worldwide premiere
Sharknado 2: Former WWE wrestler Kurt Angle to fight second wave of flying sharks
Call The Midwife: Jessica Raine leaves in series three finale
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
- 1 Australian man Rod Sommerville reacts to bite from deadly snake by reaching for cold beer
- 2 Pakistan vs Paul Smith: Sandal-wearers bemused by famed British designer's attempts to sell traditional Peshawari chappal-style shoes for the distinctly untraditional sum of £300
- 3 North Korea elections: Kim Jong-un wins 100% of the vote
- 4 Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 5 Sharknado 2: Former WWE wrestler Kurt Angle to fight second wave of flying sharks