Voices

Who knew that Harry Styles, the curly-haired, urchin-faced pretty boy from One Direction, fancifully described by a leading fashion commentator as "part Indie-boy mess, part French arthouse, part young Mick Jagger", enjoys knitting?

Film: Danny the Man goes futuristic

Danny DeVito moves into science fiction with his new film, `Gattaca'. Martyn Palmer talked to the pint-sized Titan

Film: Screen Scene

Futuristic movies always try to frighten us about what's to come. There are great inventions, such as the eyeshadow that applies itself in The Fifth Element, and the huge chicken in Sleeper.

Grandad Jagger is father for sixth time

Veteran rocker Mick Jagger was yesterday celebrating becoming a father for the sixth time after his wife Jerry Hall gave birth to the couple's fourth child.

TECHNOFILE: THE GOD GAME

Just fill out the form, and you too could have a genotype like Uma Thurman's, or Jude Law's ... Well, not quite, but at least the site promoting the sci-fi film Gattaca has come up with an interesting use for those tedious on-line forms. The Design-A-Child feature could have been designed to induce apoplexy in critics of genetic determinism. At the start, you choose between two buttons: "Yes, I want to design my own child", or "No, I want to roll the genetic dice". Choose "No", and you're asked to consider if that's really such a good idea.

TOP 10 FILMS

TOP 10 GROSSERS

Top 10 movies

TOP 10 GROSSERS

CRITIC'S CHOICE

CRITIC'S CHOICE 1. Drifting Clouds

THE FILM Batman & Robin

Joel Schumacher directs the fourth screen outing for the caped crusader and cute sidekick (Chris O'Donnell). Beneath the leather, matching ears and codpiece it's George Clooney with Alicia "Clueless" Silverstone as Batgirl, Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy and Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze (originally George Sanders).

Rave reviews that can lead to death notice

Carmen may be not be quite a musical, and according to many critics the current production at the Royal Albert Hall is not quite an opera. The reviews last week described it as "cheapskate", "low-grade" and "third- rate - a disgrace".

The 20 million dollar man

In the Seventies, John Travolta was a phenomenon, a craze - then it all fell apart. Now he's back, bigger than before, and maybe even better. David Thomson looks on; Is it the Scientology? Or do those kind eyes show us a rare man?

Homage of such sweet sorrow

LES MISERABLES Claude Lelouch (18); Director Claude Lelouch has paid a Christmas card tribute to Hugo's epic novel. By Adam Mars-Jones

The material world: In the pink

The world's best-selling facial moisturiser was launched, 46 years ago, with a confidence trick

Six of the best hipsters

1Joseph, pounds 89 The stretch suede-effect camel trousers are beautiful to the touch, and a good shape. Sure to be a winner with those currently obsessed with all things camel. From Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW1, and Joseph branches at 77 Fulham Road, SW3, and 26 Sloane Street, London SW1

Young and hyped in America

Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of Prozac Nation, has been described as Sylvia Plath with the ego of Madonna. Neglected, misunderstood, unlucky

PUTTING THE BODY BACK ON ITS FEET AGAIN

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