Face of Louis Vuitton: Matthias Schoenaerts. Photograph: Valerie Macon/Getty

Matthias Schoenaerts is late for our appointment. “I’m so sorry,” he says when he eventually turns up. “I’ve just been working so much.” He’s n(...)

Kerry Fox and Mark Rylance  in the sexually explicit mainstream film ‘Intimacy’

The Fifty Shades juggernaut rolled into town recently amid a storm of white-hot hype, only to be met with stinging criticism. Chief among the gripe(...)

Ireland’s win  in Italy puts the achievements of Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King in the ha’penny place.  Photograph: Ryan ByrneINPHO

Are you old enough to remember the conveyor belt on the Generation Game? No? Well, a bunch of fabulous prizes whizzed by under the contestants’ noses (...)

Wasps’ James Haskell is no Vunipola but he does damage, partly because of his physique but mainly because of his attitude. Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

‘I coulda’ been a contender,” laments Terry Malloy to his brother Charley ‘The Gent’. “Instead of a bum, which is what I am – let’s face it”. Marlon B(...)

Inveterate gambler Nathan Detroit (Sinatra) would like to go straight and marry his showgirl fiancée, Miss Adelaide (Blaine), some 14 years into th(...)

Which male actor has broken through most dramatically in 2014? You could argue for Chris Pratt, but the face of Guardians of the Galaxy has bee(...)

In his first American film, Michaël R Roskam, the Belgian director of Bullhead, dares to emulate (or accidentally echo) one of the key relationship(...)

Swedish actor Noomi Rapace, famous for being The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is now starring in US crime tale The Drop. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Noomi Rapace knows how to make an entrance. That happens with movie stars. More unusually, she (or her staff) knows how to set an enticing mise-en-(...)

A disconcerting-looking clothbound book emblazoned with the image of a shadowy creature mysteriously appears on seven-year-old Samuel’s shelf. The (...)

Beyonce reacts as her husband Jay-Z carries their daughter Ivy Blue onstage to present the Video Vanguard Award during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in  California yesterday. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters 2:01

Beyonce was the reigning queen of the MTV Video Music Awards.The diva closed the awards show with an epic nearly 20-minute performance. Tears streamed(...)