Sex, death, money... Cronenberg takes R-Patz for a spin
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Wednesday 20 May 2009
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Thursday 30 October 2008
The highly anticipated directorial debut of Charlie Kaufman, Synecdoche, New York is unquestionably the most ambitious American film of the year. Depending on taste, you might also think that it's the most pretentious, but then Kaufman isn't a one-off for no reason.
Tuesday 28 October 2008
Hunger, the debut film by artist Steve McQueen about IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands, has been nominated for seven British Independent Film Awards.
Tuesday 07 October 2008
The actress Miriam Margolyes caused ripples in the gay community last week when she told Radio 4's Desert Island Discs that she regretted telling her mother she was gay.
Wednesday 11 June 2008
Following Brian Haw's unkempt occupation of Parliament Square, news of an upcoming protest that sounds like it might be a little easier on the eye.
Friday 16 May 2008
The Government has pledged to build three million extra homes by 2020, but how can this be done without concreting over the countryside? This question has been worrying me, as it must worry anyone who likes grass, and thinks some of it should still be visible in the South-east. So I went along to a lecture on this topic at the Royal Geographical Society this week, where the message was sent out loud and clear: Worry not. We can do it.
Sunday 11 May 2008
Saturday 29 March 2008
A 42-year-old man has been handed a restraining order to keep him away from the actress Samantha Morton, despite being cleared ofharassing her.
Friday 14 March 2008
Off-the-graph oddity. The least that can be said for Harmony Korine is that his films aren't like many others.
Sunday 17 February 2008
Sunday 10 February 2008
Momentum Anton Corbijn rewrites the rules of the rock'*'roll biopic by filming the tragic life story of Joy Division's Ian Curtis in black and white, and with a largely unknown cast. Newcomer Sam Riley is uncanny as Curtis, who is left too debilitated by his epilepsy and medication to function both as a moody rock icon and as a faithful husband and father. Samantha Morton plays his wife, Deborah. But as sad as their brief relationship is, 'Control' finds time for twinkling humour and deep tenderness. You don't need any prior interest in Joy Division to be captivated.
Thursday 23 November 2006
The most influential newspaper in Russia is to come under Kremlin control as the government tightens its grip on the media in the run-up to elections next year.
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- 1 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire