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The artist talks us through his cultural favourites
The best-selling novel about a sleuthing boy with Asperger's syndrome loses something in adaptation, yet still moves
Calling the all-powerful film mogul Harvey Weinstein a “douchbag” at a party packed with his movie peers is not a recommended formula for anyone wishing to thrive in Hollywood.
Geoffrey Macnab reports on a new film that will show the troubled director in a remarkable new light
On screen Sigourney Weaveris fearless and Amazonian. Arifa Akbar finds out how the off-screen version measures up
On screen the actor is fearless and Amazonian. Arifa Akbar finds out how the off-screen version measures up
He gave depth to the characters that was often missing in other productions by Hammer
The singer Violetta Villas, who has died aged 73, was a coloratura soprano who spurned opera for popular music, a Polish singer who became a caberet star in Las Vegas and who was trapped for years behind the Iron Curtain when she flew home to tend to her dying mother.
The star's latest film will premiere at this year's festival. Kaleem Aftab reports on the rumours of a troubled production
Jodie Foster has been steadfast in her defence of her friend, and latest leading man, Mel Gibson. She opens up to Kaleem Aftab
Laura Tennant reports on the changing face of ageing
The Cannes Film Festival, long-heralded for its libertarian attitude to the work and lives of its many auteurs, has finally drawn a line in the sun-scorched sand. Its organisers have banned Danish director Lars von Trier from the festival for telling the world's media he was "a Nazi" and could "understand Hitler".
The liberties film-makers take with characters and plot when they adapt well-loved novels too often spoil the stories for fans of the originals, argues Arifa Akbar
Roman Polanski's The Ghost – the story of a journalist hired to write the memoirs of a British prime minister – has won the prize for best film at the European Film Awards.
Great food, superb shopping and a vibrant culture make the Thai capital an ideal gateway for a journey to South-East Asia.
When the alleged comedian Frankie Boyle was banged to rights for picking on handicapped children, I wondered why so soon after picking on Jews he hadn't simply picked on Jewish handicapped children instead, and thus made his set more streamlined.