David Mitchell: ‘I wanted to put a lot of things into my books  . . . gluing shorter novellas together was the only structure that lets me do that.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

‘I am not a novelist,” says author David Mitchell, as he introduces the concept for his latest book, The Bone Clocks. “Basically I write novellas and (...)

Hugh Jackman as Logan in X-Men: Days of Future Past

Steady on, readers. Remain calm. There comes a moment in X-Men: Days of Future Past, the seventh and arguably best X-Men film to date, when Hugh Ja(...)

It’s 2023 and the titular mutants are being hunted to the brink of extinction by a fleet of marauding robots known as the Sentinels. Surviving A-liste(...)

Arklu’s Pirate Queen doll

I like to think that, even as a child, I was realistic about the opportunities the adult world presented to me. When I grew up, I wanted to be (...)

Stranded on Planet Nepotism:  Will Smith and his son Jaden appear a scene from After Earth. Photogaph: Sony, Columbia Pictures

Father and son Will and Jaden Smith have something they can bond over - they have both awarded Razzies for After Earth. Jaden (15), was (...)

The Call
The Call

Brad Anderson, the stylish operator behind The Machinist and a cache of Fringe episodes, brings high concept and high-wire thrills to a multiplex near(...)

Rock the boat in Cannes

If you are an avid fan of classic, old-school boats and ships, you should really look away now. If, however, you are a fan of glamorous yachts, and th(...)

It’s hard not to feel just a little bit self-conscious when presented at close quarters with the global chief executive of a huge cosmetics com(...)

  There’s a reason celebrity copycat items are so popular (you know, the “get the look” features). When you have someone whose style you a(...)

Stoker is the latest Hollywood film with a Korean hue

For as long as there has been a film business, there has been debate about its purpose. Should art be political or populist? Is a film useless (...)