Cate Blanchett in Carol, Todd Hynes’s  adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel about a lesbian romance

This correspondent has developed a theory that recent Cannes Film Festivals are a little like Star Trek films. Over the current decade, the even-numbe(...)

Actors Catherine Deneuve and Emmanuelle Bercot at a photocall for  La Tête Haute (Standing Tall), the opening film of this year’s annual Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

The 68th Cannes Film Festival began last night in marginally more low-key fashion than usual. Following criticism of last year’s opening film, Grace o(...)

Men’s skincare products must be either black, grey or navy, and must have a suitably manly name such as “aftershave balm” or “face power scrub”. Photograph: Thinkstock

After years of Mrs Doyle-style “go on” nagging, I finally persuaded my husband to try a spa treatment. We were in Bali, the spa capital of the worl(...)

John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw and Colin Farrell in The Lobster.

Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster, an Irish co-production, is to play in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival next month. Produced by Element(...)

What were your cultural highlights of 2014? In print, Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North was a beautiful, deeply affecting n(...)

Is it unfair to point up the modest levels of brightness on display here by observing that, when pondering the challenges of mortality, Interstella(...)

Aaron Paul, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Anna Gunn, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Bryan Cranston, winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, pose with their awards for Breaking Bad during the  66th Primetime Emmy Awards in California yesterday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 2:04

For all the talk about newcomers raising the game of television, the industry yesterday chose to bestow its top Emmys on the long-running shows Bre(...)

Television’s loss was the movies’ gain: James Garner with Julie Andrews in The Americanization of Emily (1964)

When the great James Garner died last weekend, more than a few obituaries unkindly noted that, though huge on television, he had never really burst th(...)

Back by popular demand: Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars

The two crotchety neighbours have been enjoying mutual disharmony for well over half a century. Jealousy and mistrust have all played their par(...)

Sorcha summons me and Honor to the kitchen, telling us that she has something to, like, show us. When we get there, she’s standing in(...)