Michael Cheika arrives for the World Cup semi-final against Argentina at Twickenham. Cheika has led Australia to a first World Cup final in 12 years. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Listening to Michael Cheika calmly take all refereeing decisions on the chin, it’s been hard to equate this remodelled man with the coach who once ber(...)

Fighting erupts between Irish and Australian players during the second Test of the 1984 series. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

It is hard not to conclude that the International Rules has become to sport what dear old Nidge was to fictive characters of the criminal underworld: (...)

Having painted suburban Melbourne as an inhuman wasteland in Animal Kingdom, David Michôd sounded like just the right man to create a proper apocalyp(...)

Take a bow: John Boorman, whose new film, ‘Queen and Country’, may be his last. “Well, I certainly said it would be when I was making it. But one is tempted.” Photograph: Valery Hache/Getty Images

‘I was first at Cannes in 1970,” John Boorman reminisces. “Since then I have been back maybe 25 times. “I have had films in competition. I have had fi(...)

Rob Crouch as Oliver Reed in Wild Thing.

When Rob Crouch and Mike Davis began developing a one-man show about Oliver Reed, titled Oliver Reed – (...)


PARKER H Directed by Taylor Hackford. Starring Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Nick Nolte 16(...)