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Colin Farrell

DVD: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, For retail & rental

Forget the plot (an immortal man risks losing his daughter in a bet with the devil) and revel in the fantastical world Terry Gilliam summons in this exposition on the imperative of the imagination (in the film industry as much as life itself).

Hit & Run: Second fiddle is best

When hosting the 2005 Oscars, Chris Rock asked a pertinent question. "Who is Jude Law? Why is he in every movie I have seen in the last four years?

From tragedy to farce: Heath Ledger's final act

Terry Gilliam managed to complete his latest film, 'The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus', despite the death of its star midway through production. But we may never get to see it. Guy Adams reports

The problem with Ben Affleck

Why do so many people dislike Ben Affleck? Kaleem Aftab braves the disdain of others to meet the debutant director

Dial 'D' for disaster: The fall of New Line Cinema

From 'Nightmare on Elm Street' to 'Lord of the Rings', New Line Cinema created some of Hollywood's most influential blockbusters. But now its 40-year history is in tatters following a string of big-budget box-office flops. Andrew Gumbel charts the unlikely rise and fall of a Tinseltown institution, while Tim Walker identifies the films that did the damage

Sally Hawkins: From a bit-part in Little Britain to the toast of

It is a long way from the role of girlfriend of Little Britain's stage hypnotist Kenny Craig to the best actress Silver Bear award at the Berlin film festival, but with a bit of help from one of Britain's most prolific directors, Sally Hawkins has managed the journey with startling ease.