The Broader Picture: Moving pictures

IT'S LIKE the Nativity all over again. In the high pastures of an Eastern land, a vision appears before shepherds - bathed in the light emitted by a 50-year-old projector.

Film: They all but ate me alive!

Things got pretty hairy behind the scenes of Ravenous. Why ever did nice Antonia Bird get involved?

Arts: Still a player

At 74, the legendary director Robert Altman is back again. He talks to Andrew Gumbel about the studios and not selling out

Sex please, we're the top over-50s

AGE SHALL not weary them, nor the years condemn: because they are America's sexiest people of mature years. The American Association of Retired Persons (AArp) has compiled a list of the raunchiest stars aged over 50 and in a survey attempted to define their attraction.

Liberation of Kosovo: Clinton visit - Kosovars hail the conquering hero

SERBIA WAS defeated, Kosovo liberated and President Bill Clinton, commander in chief and conquering hero, received the homage to the victor on his visit to Macedonia yesterday.

War in the Balkans: Briefing: Day 36

n The UN's top war crimes prosecutor, Louise Arbour, will meet senior US officials today to press for access to evidence implicating those responsible for ordering atrocities by Serb forces in Kosovo.

War in the Balkans: Briefing: Day 34

t Three planeloads of refuges left Macedonia yesterday morning carrying 149 refugees to the Netherlands, 155 to Sweden and 134 to France. Planned flights for later yesterday included 147 refugees for Finland and about 250 to Turkey.

When Dad's left holding the baby

A Family Affair

REAL PEOPLE: The final countdown

Bill and Hillary's isn't the first roller-coaster marriage. But when should you call it a day? asks HESTER LACEY

Malick: the prodigal returns

He made two great American movies, then disappeared - for 25 years. But now, Terrence Malick is back.

`He told me he got Martin Sheen to block the shots'

Terrence Malick was a notorious loner. But when he wanted help with a running movie he turned to the British producer Leslie Woodhead

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Dark City (15). In Alex Proyas's stylish time-warp thriller, the nights never end and the population lives in a state of perpetual disorientation. This is apparently because shape-shifting aliens rise periodically from the netherworld to mess with the architecture and carry out memory transplants; the only one who can stop them is Rufus Sewell, the movie's amnesiac hero. An eye-popping convolution of neo-Gothic fantasy and old-school sci-fi paranoia, Dark City whizzes by so quickly and so eventfully that you don't stop to consider its extreme silliness until it's over. The premise is a crackpot pastiche of Blade Runner, Twelve Monkeys and Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and the look of the film is no less boldly referential, suggesting as it does Tim Burton in Fritz Lang mode, with a soupcon of Jeunet and Caro, and a dash of the Coens.

Film: The Critical Condition - Bite. Chew. Swallow. Gulp!

Film critics see themselves as... well, how do they see themselves? As harbingers of the truth? As Freudian analysts? As directors in waiting? In the fifth part of our week-long series on criticism, we explore their dark and lonely worldes
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Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

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Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

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The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

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