Venice Film Festival

The Girlfriend Experience, Edinburgh Film Festival, Edinburgh

Two decades since winning the Palme d'Or for Sex, Lies and Videotape, Steven Soderbergh returns with another film dissecting the sexual mores of the American middle classes. If you count his recent Che double bill as two separate films, The Girlfriend Experience is his 20th movie in as many years – a remarkable achievement by anyone's standards. Such a prolific output has not always brought stellar results – whether it's the two Ocean's Eleven sequels or the Second World War noir The Good German. Not so The Girlfriend Experience, one of the most engaging and astute works of Soderbergh's career.

'Australia' competition winner announced

To celebrate the London Australian Film Festival, which runs from 12-22 March at the Barbican in London, and the DVD/Blu-ray release of Baz Lurhmann's Australia, The Independent and the Barbican are teaming up to offer you the chance to win a Canon digital camera and to see your work exhibited at the Barbican.

Today the winner and runners up were announced.

Click on the image (right) to see the winning picture, the runners up and a selection of other entrants' photographs.

Beale's best in show: Oasis (Mother)

Flush from the success of Somers Town at the Edinburgh Film Festival, Mother spent the last week reminding us that it's rather good at the bread and butter stuff too.