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Cate Blanchett and Woody Allen

I wish I was someone who still had the joys of Woody Allen ahead of them

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As Woody Allen once said, “If you’re tired, we can walk amok.”

The Top Ten: Words used only with one other word...

Stewart Wood, shadow minister without portfolio, asked about obsolete words that survive only in idiomatic phrases, such  as serried and batten.

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Prisoners tops UK box office as Blue Jasmine continues strong sales

Prisoners has retained its number one spot, while Blue Jasmine looks set to become Woody Allen's most successful UK film release

Frank Sinatra or Woody Allen? Ronan Farrow has some awkward thinking to do

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Cate Blanchett will be at the London premiere of Blue Jasmine tonight

Cate Blanchett to walk the red carpet at London premiere of Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine

Oscar winner Cate Blanchett will walk the red carpet tonight at the UK premiere of her new film Blue Jasmine.

Cate Blanchette, Sally Hawkins, and Andrew Dice Clay in a scene from the Woody Allen film, 'Blue Jasmine.'

Watch: Trailer for Woody Allen's new film Blue Jasmine starring Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins

The trailer has been released for Woody Allen’s new film ‘Blue Jasmine,’ starring Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins.

Maureen Lipman in 'Daytona' at Park Theatre

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British novelist Deborah Levy

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Hard-hitting love stories that don't pull punches

Does William Faulkner really need protecting?

The Mississippi author's estate have come out with two of the most unreasonable lawsuits in literary history

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Julie Delpy delivers this sloppy follow-up to her tangy and droll 2 Days in Paris.

Alan Bissett: The Red Hourglass, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Here's a Spider-Man reboot with a difference. Over the course of a hypnotic hour, Scottish Writer of the Year Alan Bissett weaves together a series of compelling, odd little monologues, performed in character as various species of spider.

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Jean Dujardin is markedly less charming than his silent-movie star in The Artist in these seven crass short films about male infidelity.

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