Real Madrid’s new French coach Zinedine Zidane. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

You’d have to have a heart of stone not to feel sympathy for Rafa Benítez this week: as if receiving the most unceremoniously crude axe imaginable fro(...)

A scene from The Second Game by Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu

Romanian New Wave director Corneliu Porumboiu sits down with his father Adrian to watch a goalless match that his dad refereed in 1988. Adrian repeate(...)

James Franco is the polymath of the moment. This week, the scalpel-cheeked Californian, known for turns in 127 Hou(...)

James Franco at the European premiere of Oz: The Great and Powerful in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

James Franco is the polymath of the moment. This week, the scalpel-cheeked Californian, known for turns in 127 Hou(...)