On an exceptionally good day for Ukip, one of their most extraordinary results was in Essex, where they had no county council seats until today but now have nine. The Tories lost 19 seats. There was a local issue at work here, a leading Essex Tory tells me: the “Hanningfield factor”. Lord Hanningfield is well known in Essex as the former council leader jailed for fiddling his Lords expenses.
It's 50 years since Joseph Losey's movie liberated British filmmaking. Ahead of a special screening, Geoffrey Macnab considers its legacy
Gracious Awakenings, a film made for just £10, was selected from 400 entries to win an award at the St Albans Film festival.
He has made a fortune from indulging people’s most extreme sexual fantasies, but now Peter Acworth, the British chief executive of the San Francisco-based bondage porn website Kink.com, has been brought low by a disappointingly workaday vice.
Hollywood gets set for its close-up at the first big awards show tonight
What, no turtleneck?! We can assume that comes later in the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic, new details of which were released today.
The Underwire festival opens this week in Brixton
Interview with the filmmaker behind a compelling short film (which you can watch here) about women in Iran
Sundance London will return to the O2 arena next April.
A new film festival will showcase the best of recent Indian and world cinema in November.
Frédéric Bourdin, focus of hit documentary The Imposter, lays into 'British sensationalism'
YouTube's inaugural film festival has selected 10 short films that it will send to the Venice Film Festival.
The heyday of American indie cinema is long gone – but as the Sundance Festival visits these shores, Jonathan Romney detects life in the old dog yet ...
Bill & Ted star Keanu Reeves goes behind the camera for a new documentary, Side by Side. He tells James Mottram about what's clearly a passion project
ITV's rising star Tom Bradby tells Ian Burrell about his new political chat show, his relationship with the royal princes – and his other life as a movie writer