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

Marion Cotillard puts in a dazzling performance as a whale trainer in 'Rust and Bone'

Rust and Bone, Jacques Audiard, 120 mins (15)
For a Good Time, Call..., Jamie Travis, 85 mins (18)

His gritty and intense tales have won Jacques Audiard a considerable following, but for all its drama, his latest film feels fey and insubstantial

Sundance to return to London in 2013 and 2014

Sundance London will return to the O2 arena next April.

Caught in the Net: Wu-Tang Clan's Iron man gets his kicks

Given many of the pop cultural reference points of RZA and his Wu-Tang Clan, it's little surprise that the former has chosen kung-fu action B-movie style for his debut as a film-maker.

Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano in 'Ruby Sparks'

Ruby Sparks, Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, 104 mins (15)/ Hotel Transylvania, Genndy Tartakovsky, 91 mins (U)

Typical! You create the girl of your dreams and then the sparks fail to fly

Screen Talk: A medic with Manimal instinct

Plans are afoot to bring an animated version of the short-lived US TV show Manimal to cinema screens.

Dharamsala: The new film festival in the Dalai Lama's backyard

A new film festival will showcase the best of recent Indian and world cinema in November.

Why I enjoyed slacking after Batman

My method is simple; always follow the script. Is it good, do I like the part, and, if it's a big company, will they pay? In the case of City Slacker the first two answers were “yes”. The answer to the third was irrelevant. It was not a studio but a bunch of brave people with no money making a movie.

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Home grown movie hits push British box office takings to £1bn for first time

Movie hits such as The King's Speech and The Inbetweeners have helped UK box office takings to exceed £1 billion for the first time.

UK entrepreneurs hope for fresh chances as Kickstarter crosses Atlantic

The crowdfunding website Kickstarter has helped launch projects including a commercial spacesuit and an open source submarine. Now the UK’s creative entrepreneurs will get a chance to bring their ideas to life when the investment platform crosses the Atlantic.

Kimya Dawson, Bush Hall, London

Kimya Dawson is sporting an enormous pink and blue afro. It's as if candyfloss met a cartoon rain-cloud sign for depression over her head. Which is pretty apt: to the strumming and fingerpicking of her acoustic guitar, she sings in that funny little voice about friendship and silver pink ponies, but also people dying of cancer, her own mental health, and struggles with addiction.

Ex-BBC boss Lorraine Heggessey comes back on a Boomerang

Lorraine Heggessey, a former controller of BBC1, has re-emerged in the media spotlight as she announced plans for a new TV production company that will be listed on the stock market.

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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence