Up, up and away on the hot air balloon

As the flat lands of Meath passed below like a patchwork quilt, Vinny Fitzpatrick could make out the silvery trail of the river Boyne as it gli(...)

Philip Seymour Hoffman: sadly,  we will never see his Falstaff or his Captain Ahab. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

When an actor dies too young – let’s name no other names – we sometimes err on the side of hyperbolic adulation. Why not? It’s only polite. Nobody wan(...)

Jeff Nichols crept up on us. Lucky old us. In 2007, a fortunate few were clever enough to catch a powerful southern melodrama named (...)