Marion Cotillard

BFI London Film Festival exceeds great expectations with

The London film festival ended late on Sunday with the European premiere of Mike Newell's Great Expectations and the release of figures showing public attendance at screenings across the capital this year had risen 12 percent to a record 149,000.

DVD: Little White Lies, Lionsgate (For rental & retail)

In this sparkling French example of the old-friends-hanging-out sub-genre, the holidaying characters (played by Marion Cotillard and Francois Cluzet, among others) cover just about every imaginable relationship problem, and yet their dilemmas bubble to the surface at a natural, unforced rate, and the crises are offset by the ever-present humour.

Culture Club: The Kennedys, Thursdays, History

"You Brits will love the Kennedy story. It has all the pomp, sex, money and power struggles you expect from us colonials. Jackie was our queen, Jack our prince. All very royal in an American way."

Ross to be face of French film channel

The irrepressible Jonathan Ross, who promised himself a year off after leaving the BBC this summer, is to return to television next week as the face of specialist French film channel Cinemoi.

Inception (12A)

Christopher Nolan's Inception, like Pixar, works at the cutting edge of technological sophistication.

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On The Road: Maximón claimed his place - ahead of the Virgin Mary

Through the fug of spray, wisps of copal incense and blockade of human-sized candles, the band at the back of the church crept into life with the Pink Panther theme tune. I grinned widely. The locals clearly had a sense of humour on this, the most solemn day in the Catholic calendar.