I’ve always tried to pursue the things I’m most passionate about You have to follow your heart. That’s why I’ve written and directed [new TV show] Mob City [based on John Buntin’s book LA Noir: The Struggle For the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City]. I’ve always loved film noir, the potboiler aspect, the fact that everyone has an angle, a secret, and that the heat is always being turned up under the kettle.
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Thursday 05 December 2013
It’s a challenge as great as delivering the London Olympics, in a very real sense. The team behind the award-winning satire Twenty Twelve is to aim its sights at life inside the BBC. But can the comedy series ever match the absurd reality of life within Broadcasting House?
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Some 31 per cent of people don't know that Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations, while one in six clueless over origins of Hamlet
Monday 05 August 2013
Poll returns results on the UK's movie preferences and habits, from top genres to best lines
Sunday 04 August 2013
Amol Rajan finds near-perfection at a brunch-and-dinner establishment in Islington
Saturday 08 June 2013
Forgive me, Lord, for I am a miserable sinner tripping off my nut
Friday 07 June 2013
Since 2007, Secret Cinema has been bringing magic back to the silver screen, devising immersive experiences where audiences participate with performers in hidden locations. Now the team behind dramatic showings of The Third Man and La Haine are sprinkling their fairy dust on the live music scene, beginning with a series of shows by the quietly intense Laura Marling (pictured).
Tuesday 28 May 2013
Amelie actress Audrey Tautou says that she decided not to pursue a Hollywood career because she did not want "every single millimetre" of her body being scrutinised.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
His best-selling novels illuminate the shadowy organisations that supposedly run the world. But Dan Brown was “honoured” to receive an invitation to join the Freemasons, the arcane fraternity whose tentacles are said to extend into the highest echelons of power.
Friday 10 May 2013
Is Robert Langdon back in town?
Friday 08 February 2013
Prison drama The Shawshank Redemption has been hailed by movie buffs as the greatest film to miss out on a best picture Oscar.
Monday 21 January 2013
Olympic comedy Cool Runnings has been voted the most heart-warming film of all time, in a poll of film fans.
Sunday 20 January 2013
Alan Yau's latest transports our reviewer back to a magical memory of Thailand
Tuesday 15 January 2013
His most famous book found Jesus’s bloodline, now Dan Brown is taking his readers into hell following the surprise announcement of a new book, inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
The writer of long-running detective drama New Tricks has hit back in a row with the cast who claimed the scripts had become "bland".
Sunday 12 August 2012
This deliriously entertaining, snappily edited Norwegian thriller pits an art thief (Aksel Hennie) against a Dutch businessman (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) with a Rubens in his Oslo flat.
When it comes to promoting equality of the sexes, we tend to think that we’ve come a long way in the past 40 years.
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
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Myleene Klass: Ed Miliband 'strikes back' by comparing UK's need for Labour's mansion tax to Hear'Say track
- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'