The film-makers take a tableau approach to storytelling, whisking us from one melodramatic set-piece to the next
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Sunday 22 September 2013
Hannibal Lecter – psychiatrist, psychopath, purveyor of ghastly canapés – is an ambiguous presence in Thomas Harris’s Red Dragon (1981) and its sequels. Rarely the outright villain, he tends to play the role of a genteel monster with whom the reader is, scandalously, invited to sympathise.
Sunday 12 May 2013
More light on the man inside the wardrobe
Sunday 10 February 2013
Anthony Hopkins is fine as the Master, but it’s Helen Mirren who provides the suspense
Monday 07 January 2013
Ah, everyone's favourite Malibu-dwelling Welshman. What has he done now?
Sunday 12 August 2012
The Highlands are alive, but how do you solve a problem like Merida?
Monday 09 July 2012
Why bother creating new characters when you can tell the stories of Hollywood greats? Geoffrey MacNab looks at the films cashing in on our obsession with fame
Saturday 25 February 2012
1. "Video Games", Lana Del Rey.
Friday 25 February 2011
Monday 31 January 2011
Sir Anthony Hopkins' wife saved him from depression.
Friday 22 October 2010
Mark E Smith, frontman and last remaining original member of The Fall, was always an angry young man. Now that he's approximately 60 years older than any other member of his band, he remains a reliably curmudgeonly interviewee. Complaining of The Fall's continuing popularity with festival crowds, Smith told the Australian magazine Brag that attending such events obliged him to mingle with too many "ass lickers" for his liking. Among the aforementioned "ass lickers", he revealed, were Mumford and Sons: those banjo-strumming, chart-topping exponents of the genre sadly known as nu-folk.
Tuesday 20 July 2010
Friday 25 June 2010
Proof that you can still be cool at 50.
Friday 12 February 2010
Friday 27 November 2009
Though every page testifies to the well-stocked mind of Sutherland, it is particularly revealing of his chain of thought.
Sunday 22 November 2009
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 3 Is Ebola coming to Britain? UK health officials issue warning to doctors as outbreak fears grow
- 4 Richard Dawkins says 'date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse' on Twitter
- 5 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below