The camera flies majestically towards Dublin, the credits announce a “fillum by Ben Kellett” and we get another chance to ponder one of the age’s more(...)

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Spike Jonze’s last film, the suffocatingly self-indulgent Where the Wild Things Are, gave us some cause for concern. Maybe Jonze without Charlie Ka(...)

Dressed in a sharp grey suit and crisp white shirt, Spike Jonze does not seem properly attired for a one-man food fight. But 20 minutes after he si(...)

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(...)