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There's no avoiding the Queen right now, and as a gentle play reminded us, she can't escape either
Of the 700 crew who perished on the Titanic, 550 came from Southampton. Their stories have rarely been told – until now.
On Saturday night, in a cinema in Dalston, the audience clapped. They may or may not have clapped after the event that took place next, which was a "happening", involving live, human beings, and which sounded to me as weird as the outfits of the trilby-headed hipsters I had to squeeze past. But what they clapped when I was there wasn't human, and it wasn't alive. What they clapped was a film that had just finished called The Artist.
The old Harland and Wolff shipyards are at the centre of a shiny redevelopment costing £7bn. But why name the area after the most famous maritime disaster ever?
A novelist whose grandfather sailed on the Titanic claims her new book reveals the truth behind the sinking of the ship.
Bernhard Schlink, the best-selling author of The Reader, a post-Nazi era novel adapted into a film starring Kate Winslet, yesterday spoke about the extent of "collective guilt" which survives to this day among generations of Germans because of the atrocities of the Third Reich.
Michael Shannon, 'the best actor you've never heard of', stole the show in a minor part in Revolutionary Road. He talks to James Mottram about his next, leading, role
A deep-sea expedition will explore the world's most famous wreck site – so you can do the same
Ferrero was not so much beaten as dismantled. It was the speed of it that left him most stunned
Millvina Dean had the double distinction of being both the youngest passenger on the Titanic and the last of the survivors of its sinking in the Atlantic in 1912. Her life almost ended at the age of nine weeks when the liner sank after its collision with an iceberg. But instead of a tragically short life she had a particularly long one, reaching the age of 97.
A film that was always going to bring a tear to the eye – for lead actress Kate Winslet as she accepted her Bafta and Oscar trophies.
With Billy Elliot director, Daldry, at the helm, playwright David Hare penning the screenplay and Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes in the leading roles, The Reader should surely be a classic.
Our new film forum is your chance to pass judgement on a recent release. Here’s a selection of your views on Kate Winslet’s Oscar-nominated latest
Few can deny that Kate Winslet was wise to write a winner's speech in the lead-up to the Baftas to prevent a repeat of her gushing performance on the Golden Globes podium last month. But I wonder which film she had in mind when she wrote it? She won, of course, for her role in 'The Reader' but was also nominated for her husband Sam Mendes's film Revolutionary Road (again in the best actress category), for which she apparently received a very modest number of votes from the academy. Let's hope she wrote the winning speech for the right film. Meanwhile, the phenomenally talented Dev Patel, found himself, perhaps a little absurdly for an 18-year old in his first film, nominated alongside the heavyweight Hollywood greats Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Frank Langella and Mickey Rourke for the best actor gong. Unsurprisingly he failed to win but he didn't look too perturbed. At the lavish Royal Opera House ceremony, he positively glowed all night.
Our new film club is your chance to pass judgement on a recent release. To kick things off, here’s a selection of readers’ views on Brad Pitt’s Oscar-nominated movie
New songs, new look, and top of the singles chart. We are loving the pop star's comeback and her soon-to-be-released album It's Not Me, It's You.