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 Film critic who became an acclaimed screenwriter and director

The News Matrix: Thursday 29 August 2013

Man held over teacher’s killing

Deals of the week - Scandinavia, Venice, Vietnam

Less than £200... The SAS seat sale continues until 27 August with discounts on airfares across Scandinavia. Returns from Heathrow include Copenhagen and Stockholm for £142; Oslo, Gothenburg and Stavanger for £160, all travelling between 13 September and 31 March. Flysas.com

Ridley Scott has created a stir by revealing that he is returning to the project that first made his name - the sci-fi action thriller Blade Runner, this time with a female lead protagonist

YouTube selects 10 shorts films for Venice Festival

YouTube's inaugural film festival has selected 10 short films that it will send to the Venice Film Festival.

Herzog says: 'Films come at me like burglars in the night. I have no idea who will next be in my kitchen at 3am'

My Secret Life: Werner Herzog

'I'm a good villian'

James Howson in 'Wuthering Heights'

From here to obscurity: the young star who found that fame is fickle

Having portrayed an award-winning Heathcliff, James Howson is now back on the dole

First Night: The Ides Of March, Venice Film Festival

Good-guy George Clooney shows his corrupt side...

Perfect Sense, Edinburgh Film Festival

The magic ingredient's missing

Sex worker film festival to be held in London

The first sex worker film festival in London will be held next month, featuring documentaries and short films about the fight for human and labour rights.

Evewright's Walking Drawings: Across the Estuaries

A team of horses and an old-fashioned tractor might not be the standard tools of an artist, but they are fundamental to Evewright, who uses the British coastline as his canvas.

Heads Up: Submarine

We all live in Ayoade's Submarine

Travel Agenda: Pavillon des Lettres; Kendal Mountain Film Festival; Carlisle Bay resort, Antigua

Today: The Pavillon de la Reine in Paris has a new sibling. The Pavillon des Lettres is a new hotel with 26 rooms that each take on a letter of the alphabet. Set a short stroll from foodie-hub, Place de la Madeleine, the hotel features sleek, understated design (pavillondeslettres.com).

First Night: 127 Hours, Toronto Film Festival

Uncomfortable viewing, but a compelling piece of work

Brighton Rock, Toronto Film Festival

It coasts along quite nicely

First Night: I'm Still Here, Venice film festival

Phoenix emerges from the flames – but is new film real?
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Gaza fears grow that conflict with Israel will soon reignite
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Swimmers dive into freezing British waters for charity
Veterans' hostel 'overwhelmed by kindness' for festive dinner

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
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US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
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Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

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