Remaining One Direction members Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan. Photograph: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

It’s a tough week to be a One Direction fan. Following the shock ‘it’s just a break, not a breakup’ announcement on Monday and reports that they wi(...)

Protesters gather outside Dr Walter James Palmer’s dental office in Bloomington, Minnesota, after Palmer reportedly paid $50,000 to track and kill Cecil, a black-maned lion, just outside Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Photograph: Reuters

Yes, of course, the furore surrounding Walter Palmer, killer of Cecil the Zimbabwean lion, highlights hypocrisies in our attitude to animal cruelty. O(...)

Kevin Hart: ‘My brother made some mistakes and went to the military. My mom wasn’t going to let that happen to me.’ Photograph: Brad Barket/Getty Images

Kevin Hart, star of the new hit US comedy The Wedding Ringer, smiles down from every other bus and billboard. Look here: he’s presenting the first (...)

I was not among those who paid towards the campaign that allowed Zach Braff to make this largely terrible unintended satire of the previous decade’(...)

Naomi Watts in Diana: “vulgar, tasteless and nonsensical without ever skirting the status of camp classic”

Elsewhere in this issue we discuss those film-makers who are discovering new routes towards excellence. This fellow breaks fresh ground. This other ch(...)