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Monday 29 August 2011
These spooks are haunted by the past
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Ed Norton is being lined up to play the villain in 'The Bourne Legacy'.
Monday 27 June 2011
Monday 27 June 2011
James Bond star Daniel Craig has married Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz in a secret ceremony in New York, Craig's agent has confirmed.
Sunday 26 June 2011
Tuesday 14 June 2011
Peter Jackson's dramatisation of The Lovely Bones has become the most complained-about film of the past year.
Friday 11 March 2011
Julie Burchill: The wonder isn't that film stars have no morals – but that they're so virtuous
Thursday 06 January 2011
Very happy new year to all my readers, and may I express my wishes that you all had a wonderful festive time with the ones you love – or, if you failed to swing that, with your families.
Tuesday 02 November 2010
"Sometimes it's hard to know where to start," opens Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy. So he begins at the beginning: with "The Shining", the first track off his first, Mercury Prize-winning album, The Hour of Bewilderbeast, recorded a decade ago.
Sunday 03 October 2010
Like most con-man comedies, this one features a pair of tricksters (Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo) who plot to relieve a rich woman (Rachel Weisz) of her fortune.
Monday 27 September 2010
Rancid whiffs of cooking hang in the air of this highly charged staging of Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire.
Sunday 06 June 2010
Friday 04 June 2010
Rian Johnson's conmen drama starts off very jauntily as the tale of two brothers, one named Stephen (Mark Ruffalo), the other – bafflingly, given the title – named Bloom (Adrien Brody), both clad in the dark suits, white shirts and hats of the silent-comedy era.
Thursday 03 June 2010
Californian writer and film director Rian Johnson achieved critical acclaim in 2005 for a low budget neo-noir murder mystery movie inspired by Dashiell Hammett detective novels called ‘Brick.’ His second film, ‘Brothers Bloom,’ which hits cinemas in the UK tomorrow, is an intense departure from the edginess and careful stylisation of Johnson’s debut. It is instead a light-hearted conman movie, filled with slapstick capers and cons within cons, which might miss the mark for early converts to Johnson’s initial Wes Anderson-alike style, but which possesses a kooky, if self-aware, charm.
Friday 23 April 2010
Hypatia of Alexandria was a historical figure, a neoplatonist philosopher of the fourth century who was torn apart by a Christian mob because of her supposed influence on the local Roman governor at a time of religious conflict.
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
- 1 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 2 James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
- 3 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 4 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 5 Baby rescued 1km out to sea after parents forgot about her