Shanghai Tang: sells fashion and other items inspired by the Shanghai of the 1930s

Asia Briefing found itself in the front row of a fashion show in Shanghai last week, rubbing shoulders with China’s top fashionistas, as well as actor(...)

Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson is a best-selling novel among folks who, evidently, have no experience of either high-fallutin’ (Christopher Nolan’s(...)

We could forgive Nicole Kidman for coming across like a mildly ambulatory waxwork in this already notorious hagiography if she were, at least, coming (...)

Actors Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth at a photocall for the film “Grace of Monaco” in Cannes yesterday. Photograph: Pascal le Segretain/Getty Images 2:16

Grace of Monaco, the opening film of the 67th Cannes Film Festival, brought top-end glamour and juicy controversy to the Côte d’Azur last night. Nicol(...)

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For the first two scenes of Olivier Dahan’s peculiar hagiography of Princess Grace, the director shoots his heroine from the rear. Nicole Kidman manag(...)

The atmosphere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival yesterday. Photograph: Pascal le Segretain/Getty 1:54

There is, we are led to believe, usually some sort of conference on at Cannes. If it’s not the Boat and Yacht Show, it’s the Retail Real Estate Market(...)

The Omniplex Group, Ireland’s largest cinema chain, owned by the Anderson family, is extending The Swan in Rathmines  by 2,043sq m (22,000sq ft) in order to double its capacity to eight screens and 1,600 seats

One of the country’s largest cinema screens is to be installed at The Swan in Rathmines as part of a €5 million upgrading, expansion and rebran(...)

Under the Skin 2:05

The opening sentence of HG Wells’s The War of the Worlds sugg(...)

Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Glazer attend 'Under The Skin' Photocall during the 70th Venice International Film Festival last September

Jonathan Glazer occupies a singular position in the pantheon of British film directors. When wise people draw up lists of contemporary masters,(...)

The Railway Man
The Railway Man

In the week that 12 Years a Slave offers a definitive take on slavery in America, it would be easy to overlook a quieter film examining a related topi(...)