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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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The saffron censorship that governs India: Why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression

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Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
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The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

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Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

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Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

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Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss