George Clooney and his new wife Amal Alamuddin arrive at Venice city hall for a civil ceremony to formalise their wedding today. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters 2:33

It only took 14 minutes. After four days of lavish closed-doors celebrations, frantic waterborne paparazzi chases and seemingly endless global media s(...)

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin board a water taxi in Venice yesterday. The couple got married on Saturday. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA 0:49

At just before 3pm, it wasn’t quite the morning after the night before. But the wait didn’t seem to matter to the crowds of tourists and paparazzi who(...)

Making things happen: John Carney. Photograph: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Take heed of the American press and you could be forgiven for believing that John Carney ceased to exist for most of the last decade. Can it really be(...)

Harold Ramis arriving for the premiere of Year One in New York in this June 15, 2009 file photograph. Photograph: Reuters

Comedy actor and director Harold Ramis, best known for films such as Ghostbusters , (...)

The Monuments Men 2:22

It can’t count as any great recommendation to admit that this torpid drama from George Clooney works as an effective advertisement for the docu(...)

Head coach Scott Johnson: “Groundhog Day? I think with a bit of perseverance, time in the saddle, it will go at some stage. We are just going to have to patient.” Photograph: Inpho

It being Groundhog Day one journalist couldn’t help making the correlation to Scott Johnson’s worryingly poor Scotland outfit. “It’s my job to see a s(...)

 Punxsutawney Phil the weather prognosticating ground hog is held by  Ron Ploucha during the Groundhog Day celebration at Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, today. Phil saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter. Photograph: David Maxwell/EPA

Punxsutawney Phil, a famed US groundhog with an even more famous shadow, emerged from his burrow today and predicted six more weeks of winter, much t(...)

Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel 1:25

CALVARY Fresh from an avalanche of positive reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to The Guard looks like a ca(...)

Bill Murray enjoys Suntory time in the film Lost in Translation

Like most surprises, it turns out the Suntory bid for US bourbon giant Beam to create a global heavyweight was not that much of a shock after all.Sunt(...)

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(...)