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.
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Marijuana use by teenagers does not result in a lower IQ or worse exam results, study finds
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 NHS staff banned from drinking tea or coffee on the job because it looks like they're not working hard enough
MOBO Awards 2014: Jess Glynne hits back at 'ridiculous' criticism of nominated white artists
American Horror Story season 4, Fox - review: Silly, sensational and sensitive
The Apprentice 2014: Nurun Ahmed and Lindsay Booth fired in double elimination
MOBO Awards 2014: Sam Smith sweeps the board with four gongs
The Apprentice, episode 3 - review: Lord Sugar hacks away at the deadwood with double elimination
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters