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"Every occasion he would come out with a song, no matter where he was, he would stop and do 'Singing in the Rain', I remember as a child he would have us jumping and singing and swinging round poles".

Film festivals: Money tops the bill

Sponsors' brands are starting to have more impact on festival audiences than the movies do, says Kaleem Aftab

Russia's dark soul: a horror film from an unusual source

Night Watch is shaking up audiences - and Quentin Tarantino

Campbell Scott: Great Scott

Campbell Scott is finally emerging from the shadows of his illustrious Hollywood heritage. James Mottram meets him

Celluloid heroes never quit

The projectors roll again as Belfast's cinema celebration rises from the ashes

Silence needs no translation

Now in its eighth year, the British Silent Film Festival ventures across the Channel

'Wife Swap' stars bite back at reality TV

The Jukes Maxeys, stars of the Channel 4 show, are less than enamoured of their 15 minutes of fame. Nicholas Pyke reports

Thanks to the Jews of San Francisco, I have a new role: just call me Moses

It is time, my children, that you learned to tell a Passion from a Beating, and the Holy Spirit from a Good Body

No Cannes do

In Moscow for the film festival, Leslie Felperin dreads the inefficiency, but toasts the talent - with horseradish vodka

In search of a higher state

The director Peter Mettler's trippy travelogue, Gambling, Gods and LSD, is rightly winning acclaim, says Leslie Felperin

Intolerable Cruelty, Venice Film Festival

Stars shine in Coen brothers' blend of black humour and box-office appeal

'Carnages' at London Film Festival

'Carnages' caused walk outs at various festivals, but it richly deserved to win this year's prize for Best First Feature, says Ryan Gilbey. Well, he would - he was one of th judges

Do you feel lucky?

The Regus London Film Festival is showcasing plenty of big names, but why not take a risk and see some of the 'smaller' offerings? Ryan Gilbey picks 10 that might just blow you away
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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
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Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
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The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas