From garrulous, gangrenous Jeffrey Bernard to stovepipe-hatted Sebastian Horsley, Soho’s decadents and dandies have proven an entertaining if somewhat trying tribe. Many were far less interesting than their own egos would have them believe, as you’ll know if you ever visited Soho’s notorious Colony Room, a bear pit of strawberry-nosed drunks bellowing witlessly at one another.
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Thursday 28 February 2013
Monday 11 February 2013
Priests were once movie symbols of decency and heroism. Scandals in the Catholic Church have ended that, says Geoffrey Macnab
Sunday 10 February 2013
Anthony Hopkins is fine as the Master, but it’s Helen Mirren who provides the suspense
Friday 08 February 2013
Thursday 07 February 2013
Hitchcock is famous for films such as Psycho, The 39 Steps and Birds, but he is less well known for his first film, silent picture The Pleasure Garden.
Tuesday 05 February 2013
The film critic reveals his top British films from The 39 Steps to Skyfall
Tuesday 05 February 2013
Helen Mirren said to see a bad review leaves actors feeling “angry and resentful and upset and disheartened”. But that doesn't mean critics should be kinder
Friday 01 February 2013
Who was the real Sir Alfred? 'Hitchcock' director Sacha Gervasi backs auteur against 'sadistic monster' portrayed in 'The Girl'
Tuesday 22 January 2013
Gervasi said: 'He was a popular entertainer, not Pol Pot'
Restless, BBC1, Thursday and Friday / The Girl, BBC2, Boxing Day / Downton Abbey, ITV, Christmas Day
Sunday 30 December 2012
Hayley Atwell's on a suicide mission in a tense spy drama; she must match Charlotte Rampling
Thursday 27 December 2012
Toby Jones’s performance as Hitchcock was pitch-perfect in the clotted vocal delivery
Boxing Day television: Alice in Wonderland, That Dog Can Dance!, Miranda, The Girl, Rebecca, Spy, EastEnders, The Two Towers
Wednesday 26 December 2012
Our pick of the best on the box this festive season
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Dame Helen Mirren will vie with Dame Judi Dench and Emily Blunt for best British actress at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards.
Sunday 16 December 2012
In rejecting an honour Danny Boyle joins a select, and sometimes surprising group of individuals
Thursday 13 December 2012
The Golden Globe nominations for best actress in a dramatic film have been announced.
Detective novelist who wrote Death comes to Pemberley passed away peacefully at her home, aged 94
Lincoln MP Karl McCartney 'denied all knowledge' of the Twitter activity
Sites using the popular Gigya comment platform were attacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA)
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Bollywood actress Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy after appearing in mock TV wedding scene
- 1 'Kidnapped boy may have been abused and murdered by VIP paedophile ring,' say police
- 3 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 4 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football