Lynn Barber: ‘If I know somebody as a real person, I don’t then feel I can write about them because I know things about them that I shouldn’t know.’ Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Lynn Barber is not happy to see me. Proper order. This is, after all, the woman they call “Demon Barber” and a woman who wrote of me – accurately – in(...)

Inside Llewyn Davis

The Coen brothers offer clues to their intention by naming the feline lead of their subtle, evasive musical drama – LOLCat alert – for the hero of Hom(...)

You know who Oscar Isaac is. But you may not know you know. He played Carey Mulligan’s husband in Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive. He played Abbie Cornis(...)

Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane of Mumford & Sons perform on the Pyramid Stage during the final day of the 2013 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm. Photograph:  Ian Gavan/Getty Images.

For the past five days, it has been home to some 135,000 ticket holders. But from today, the clean up operation of Glastonbury Festival 2013 begins.Fe(...)

‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ is seasoned with Ethan (left) and Joel Coen’s taste for self-conscious humour. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The latest project from the Coen Brothers sounded so promising one sensed the audience at Cannes watching terrified through its collective spla(...)

We worry too much about the faithfulness of adaptations. If the folk who made Forbidden Planet (...)

Cast member Leonardo DiCaprio attends a news conference for The Great Gatsby before the opening of the 66th Cannes Film Festival yesterday. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The 66th Cannes Film Festival began last night with a gala screening of Baz Luhrmann’s much-promoted adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s (...)

A great movie of The Great Gatsby, argues critic Leon Wieseltier, would “show a dissenting streak of austerity”. He thinks it’s time for a black Gatsby, noting that rapper Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter, who produced the film’s soundtrack, might be an inspirational starting point. Photograph:  Reuters/Andrew Kelly

When I started out in journalism I spent five long years as a reporter in Montgomery County, Maryland, a cosseted suburb of Washington. I(...)