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The epic, entertaining drama of madness and its misdiagnosis

Cinema's unhappy families

With a dysfunctional family at its heart, Dennis Lee's Fireflies in the Garden joins an illustrious, continent-crossing tradition

Guess who's in the new Almodovar film?

Yes, it's Penelope again. And yesterday the director explained why he always chooses Cruz

Farrow and Soon-Yi won't testify at Allen trial

Woody Allen's ex-girlfriend Mia Farrow and his wife Soon-Yi Previn will not be called to testify at a trial pitting the movie director against American Apparel, a lawyer for the clothing company said yesterday.

Settling scores: Songwriters who take revenge

Lily Allen's single, released as a CD tomorrow, takes aim at an ex-partner, mocking his love-making skills. Katy Guest reports

Woody Allen signs up 'Slumdog' star

Freida Pinto tipped to become the director's latest muse after Oscar success

Agnès Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri: France's funniest film-comedy duo

Who bickers as amusingly as the misfits and fools in Agnès Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri's comedies? Well, the pair tell Jonathan Romney, they can think of one couple...

Be Kind Rewind - DVD

Michel Gondry's potty comedy stars Jack Black and Mos Def as two idiotic friends who accidentally erase every tape in Danny Glover's inner city video store, and try to cover their tracks by shooting their own hilariously shambolic remakes of 'Ghostbusters', 'King Kong', 'The Lion King' etc.

How waving a stick promotes orchestral harmony

Conductors settle the score after violinist Kennedy's dig at strutters on the podium

Be Kind Rewind (12A)

Be Kind Rewind is the latest offering from the French director Michel Gondry, best known for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and his innovative promos for bands such as the White Stripes, whom he animated with the clever use of Lego.

Be Kind Rewind

Jack Black has a 'Blue Peter' moment in used silver foil

Mia Farrow: It's time to end the genocide

This is a critical moment for Darfur. China must do all in its power to persuade Khartoum to stop the aerial bombardment and ground attacks on civilian populations and to immediately admit peacekeepers, as outlined in the latest UN resolution, to protect civilians and humanitarians in Darfur. We also ask that China support UN sanctions against Khartoum.

They've got it taped: The appeal of the home-made tribute

The big concept behind Michel Gondry's new film Be Kind Rewind is the remaking of classic movies on a shoestring budget. Starring Jack Black and Mos Def, the movie had its world premiere at the Sundance festival this week. Now its French director wants everyone to take their camcorders and remake classic films using household items as props, with friends and non-actors as cast and crew, and post the results on the internet.

Police halt Mia Farrow's genocide protest

The Hollywood actress Mia Farrow has been prevented from holding a rally at a former Khmer Rouge prison where thousands of Cambodians were held and tortured before being dispatched to their deaths at nearby "killing fields".

THE 1990s IN REVIEW: CINEMA - Hollywood takes over the world

In Britain, we had `Trainspotting' and `Four Weddings'. But overall, American blockbusters triumphed. By Gilbert Adair

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Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

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