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British film matches $300m Avatar with eight nominations for Bafta awards

DJ Taylor: Are we really free?

The demise of 'legs 11' and the desire to deal with the Chinese indicate that we may be less liberal than we were back in the heyday of Grace Brothers

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Now the slumdogs really are millionaires

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For the record: A question of space at the Guardian

Carolyn McCall, the chief executive of Guardian Media Group, will be addressing all staff on Wednesday on future cuts at the company, which is losing £100,000 a day.

Bespoke boom: Demand surges for handmade shoes

More women are happy to fork out several thousand pounds for footwear that is a cut above your run-of-the-mill designer heels

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Director to film story of climber who had to cut his own arm off

Guy Adams: The path to precious success at the Oscars

Los Angeles Notebook

How Precious became Hollywood's next big thing

Obese, pregnant teenagers are rarely the subject of hit movies – but the US is falling in love with a heavyweight new star

Revealed (but unseen): the best movies never made

The contenders on the 2009 Brit List of yet-to-be-realised films are in excellent company

Pinewood profits drop to £1.7m

Pinewood Shepperton profits fell 55 per cent to £1.7m in the six months to 30 June despite major productions including Ridley Scott's new Robin Hood adventure.

Successes like Slumdog are 'a thing of the past'

Britain's film industry faces its most hostile environment in years. Arifa Akbar reports

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