Actor, stand-up comedian and writer Robin Williams was found dead in his California home last night. Photograph: PA

Robin Williams, the actor, stand-up comic and writer, was found dead in his home on Monday. He was 63. The coroner’s office in Tiburon, California rep(...)

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Promised Land

Gus Van Sant is, it seems, still in a mainstream mood. It’s been quite a while since he made a film in which nothing much happens to nob(...)