Behind the scenes: Kate Hudson prepares to go onstage at the Dolby Theatre in 2014. by Christopher Polk/Getty
Backstage at the Oscars

On February 22nd the Academy Awards take place at the Dolby Theatre, in Hollywood. Everyone knows it’s the biggest night in the cinema calendar, but m(...)

What were your cultural highlights of 2014? I very much enjoyed Mark O’Rowe’s Our Few and Evil Days at the Abbey Theatre, not least because it(...)

The paintings (and subsequent merchandise) were sold under the name Walter Keane, but were, in fact, produced by his wife, Margaret. This swin(...)

Wear it out

This week we got a chance to shoot Aoife Walsh, Miss Ireland 2013. Less is definitely more for Walsh’s weekend look, which is feminine and elegant (...)

Johnny Depp with Keira Knightly in Pirates Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Don’t worry, Timmy. Screenwriter isn’t dead. It’s being sent to a nice farm in the country where it can play with the horses, roll in the sun and chew(...)

Chinese (left, centre) and South Korean  posters for Transformers: Age of Extinction

Is cinema broken? Again? That’s the question studio suits were asking last week when newly totted up sums revealed that the US summer box-office take (...)

Harris Glenn Milstead, better known as Divine: "He went for funny. He went for strange. He went for interesting. But he was always fabulous"

More than 40 years after its 1972 debut, John Waters’s Pink Flamingos remains one of cinema’s most transgressive comedies. A carnival of perve(...)

Jonah Hill, Ice Cube and Channing Tatum get meta in 22 Jump Street

“Last time on 21 Jump Street . . . ” booms the voiceover before the montage. Prepare for some lessons in the grammar of 1980s TV.Many heads were scrat(...)

Actor and producer Charlize Theron walks up to me looking like . . . well, do you really need me to tell you she wasn’t exactly hammered with the ugly(...)

Was ever a film so conspicuously misnamed? Far from achieving any sort of transcendence, Wally Pfister’s dreary first feature remains(...)