Theroux accepts that finding a balance between entertainment and revelation is a challenge, writes Ian Burrell
A best-selling novel unnervingly brought to life by the British film-maker Lynne Ramsay has so far been the competition highlight of the Cannes Film Festival. Based on the 2003 book by Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin stars Tilda Swinton and is directed by Glasgow-born Ramsay, who made her feature debut in Cannes in 1999 with the acclaimed Ratcatcher and whose last film was Morvern Callar in 2002.
An eerie adaptation that doesn't quite ring true
A team of archaeologists have unearthed five chamber tombs at Ayia Sotira, a cemetery in the Nemea Valley in Greece, just a few hours walk from the ancient city of Mycenae. The tombs date from 1350 – 1200 BC, the era in which Mycenae thrived as a major centre of Greek civilization.
Small-town America's love affair with capitalism has soured. Michael Moore, the man with the megaphone and the moral indignation, explains how it all went wrong
One woman's driving accident is at the core of this mysterious exploration of Argentina, destined to become a classic
Sheffield Doc/Fest opens next week, in association with 'The Independent', and will feature the story of the film voted the biggest turkey in history. Alice Jones tracks down its stars and picks ten new documentary films to watch at the festival
The documentary film-maker Michael Moore – who has made a fortune out of attacking America's obsession with guns, its health care system and the Iraq war – is not a man to hold his tongue and doff his cap. In fact, far from holding his tongue he has proceeded to bite the hand that feeds and attacked his own studio bosses.
The Venice Film Festival is often compared unfavourably with its Cannes and Toronto competitors. But this year could change all that
So, Sacha Baron Cohen has received a death threat from a Palestinian militia group who haven't taken kindly to their portrayal in Brüno. At least he can rest assured that he's in good company.