The Independent Recommends: The Five Best Films
Monday 13 September 1999
Robert Bresson's austere 1966 drama remains one of the best films about adolescence ever made. Nadine Nortier is the sullen adolescent running wild in the towns and forests of rural France.
All About My Mother (15)
Almodovar at his quirky, curious best. All About My Mother (right) offers a soaring salute to mums everywhere, not to mention a nostalgic sayonara to the good old days of travestite junkie prostitution.
The high-school comedy hits its peak with this oddbod masterpiece about a girl (Olivia Williams), a guy (Bill Murray) and the monstrous schoolboy (Jason Schwartzman) who comes between them.
Doug "Swingers" Liman spirits us through one wild weekend in the lives of a crop of California youngsters. Go stays tantalisingly one step ahead of its viewers, dropping clues and varying its rhythm.
An eccentric salad of western, comedy and horror, Ravenous finds Robert Carlyle making a mealof his turn as a cannibal frontiersman in19th-century Nevada. With Guy Pearce.
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
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
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?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre