Traditionally marginalised by the big studios, genre films are finally gaining the respect they deserve, says James Mottram
Sideshow is a travelling exhibition of drawings and poetry exploring the lives of the people in and around the fairgrounds and penny gaffs of an older England. It examines the transformative effect of the carnival, voyeurism and the human body as a commodity of display.
Clerks director Kevin Smith hired the cinemas himself to show his latest movie. He's not the only rebel, says James Mottram
The magic ingredient's missing
An eerie adaptation that doesn't quite ring true
Every last cliché about Paris, courtesy of Woody
The big stars will be at the Cannes film festival next month, but its Edinburgh rival is looking far from glamorous, says Geoffrey Macnab
A team of horses and an old-fashioned tractor might not be the standard tools of an artist, but they are fundamental to Evewright, who uses the British coastline as his canvas.
All's well with this action hero
We all live in Ayoade's Submarine
Felicity Jones (aka Emma Grundy in 'The Archers') wins top prize at Sundance Festival
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Norwegian Wood, the film adaptation of Haruki Murakami's 1987 novel about those classic themes: love, sex, death, and liking The Beatles. The UK premiere opens the Pan-Asia Film Festival in March.
Next week's Sheffield film festival focuses on work captured by the cameras in all our pockets. Kaleem Aftab sees the future
Music: I don't really like music any more. I bought The Coral; the single's brilliant but the album's OK. I bought David Rawlings because he's Gillian Welch's guitarist – I heard one of the songs called "Method Acting" and it's a cover of a Conor Oberst song. But the album's not very good. The one record I liked this year – and I'm shocked to say it as I managed them for years – is Carl Barat's album – it's a complete departure. It's like Scott Walker and Kevin Rowland –it's the best record Carl's ever made.
A spotlight on the Prince of Darkness
World's first gay trade fair showcases perfume Eau-mo and 'shoes that understand'