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Bombay Bicycle Club “So Long, See You” (Tomorrow Island)

Slightly less illustrious leading man is Mark Wahlberg is a disgraced ex-cop scraping by as a private eye

Film review: Broken City - Oscars on the mantelpiece don't ignite the fire

Aweek on from the Oscars, it's curious to see Broken City and Arbitrage, two films packed to the gunwales with former Oscar winners and nominees, but which were never in much danger of winning awards themselves. They're B-movies with A-list casts. But as long as you see them as star-studded TV films, rather than prestige projects, both offer their share of guilty pleasure.

Ronnie Wood accepts the award for Best Music Film for 'Crossfire Hurricane'

Rolling Stones return to win NME awards after nearly 50 years

Almost 50 years after the Rolling Stones first provoked hysteria at the NME awards, the rock veterans have been embraced by a new generation after winning two prizes at this year’s ceremony.

Filmmakers Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, winners of the Best Documentary Short Subject award for 'Inocente,' backstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood

Inocente makes history as first crowd-funded Oscar-winner

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts also made internet history yesterday, by awarding the first ever Oscar to a film part-financed via the crowd-funding website, Kickstarter.

Editorial: Saving up for that Oscar campaign

Ever dream of winning an Oscar with that fabulously quirky, wry and strangely moving home-made movie that you’ve always dreamed of making with your talented friends?

Jodie Whittaker: 'I'm currently working nights, till 2am. It's like having jet lag'

Playing opposite Peter O'Toole terrified me I was the female lead in Venus in 2006, having only recently finished drama school, and I'd never been on a film set before; I was woefully underqualified. If I went to work for a bank, I wouldn't get to be the bank manager on my second week – the film industry is not like the real world!

Ridley Scott will produce a film about a government agency of psychic spies

Screen Talk: Spying game suits Scott

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Peter Acworth prepares props to shoot a bondage scene inside the historic armoury where San Francisco police found an indoor shooting range

Kink in the clink: British bondage king faces cocaine charge in San Francisco

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.

A new film on backing singers reveals the truth about some of the most familiar, but little-known, voices in pop

New film puts the spotlight on backing singers

The truth about some of the most familiar, but little-known, voices in pop. Emma Jones steps into the shadows at the back of the stage

Jagwar Ma: The Aussie rockers are one of the best bands around at the moment
The Sundance Film Festival is taking place in Park City, Utah

Sundance party-goers shocked by rude antics at lewder-than-expected bash

A prestigious Hollywood agency has had to apologise after a lewder-than-expected party at the Sundance Film Festival shocked its guests.

Album review: Ducktails, The Flower Lane (Domino)

There's half a great album in here. Ducktails are a vehicle for Real Estate's Matt Mondanile, and fourth album The Flower Lane finds him undecided about which way to fly.

Nice and sleazy: Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace

Sex comes to the Sundance Festival

The indie-movie beanfeast is warming up the slopes of its ski-resort home with pornography and controversy, says Emma Jones

Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace

Rights to Lovelace snapped up by distributor as Sundance showcases raft of porn-inspired films

Joining the Deep Throat-inspired film are Don Juan’s Addiction, Look of Love and Kill Your Darlings at the Utah-based festival

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Peter Ackroyd on Alfred Hitchcock: How London shaped the director's art and obsessions

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Ackroyd has devoted his literary career to chronicling the capital and its characters. He tells John Walsh why he chose the master of suspense as his latest subject
Ryan Reynolds interview: The actor is branching out with Nazi art-theft drama Woman in Gold

Ryan Reynolds branches out in Woman in Gold

For every box-office smash in Ryan Reynolds' Hollywood career, there's always been a misconceived let-down. It's time for a rethink and a reboot, the actor tells James Mottram
Why Robin Williams safeguarded himself against a morbid trend in advertising

Stars safeguard against morbid advertising

As film-makers and advertisers make increasing posthumous use of celebrities' images, some stars are finding new ways of ensuring that they rest in peace
The UK horticulture industry is facing a skills crisis - but Great Dixter aims to change all that

UK horticulture industry facing skills crisis

Great Dixter manor house in East Sussex is encouraging people to work in the industry by offering three scholarships a year to students, as well as generous placements
Hack Circus aims to turn the rule-abiding approach of TED talks on its head

Hack Circus: Technology, art and learning

Hack Circus aims to turn the rule-abiding approach of TED talks on its head. Rhodri Marsden meets mistress of ceremonies Leila Johnston
Sevenoaks is split over much-delayed decision on controversial grammar school annexe

Sevenoaks split over grammar school annexe

If Weald of Kent Grammar School is given the go-ahead for an annexe in leafy Sevenoaks, it will be the first selective state school to open in 50 years
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A look through the lens: 10 best compact cameras

If your smartphone won’t quite cut it, it’s time to invest in a new portable gadget
Paul Scholes column: Ross Barkley played well against Italy but he must build on that. His time to step up and seize that England No 10 shirt is now

Paul Scholes column

Ross Barkley played well against Italy but he must build on that. His time to step up and seize that England No 10 shirt is now
Why Michael Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Why Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Manchester United's talented midfielder has played international football for almost 14 years yet, frustratingly, has won only 32 caps, says Sam Wallace
Tracey Neville: The netball coach who is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

Tracey Neville is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

The former player on how she is finding time to coach both Manchester Thunder in the Superleague and England in this year's World Cup
General Election 2015: The masterminds behind the scenes

The masterminds behind the election

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Machine Gun America: The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons

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The ethics of pet food

Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?