Frank Finlay, who has died aged 89, was an English actor who was routinely praised by critics for his resonant voice, physical grace and brooding, sou(...)

Roman Polanski pleaded guilty in 1977 to having sex with a 13-year-old girl during a photo shoot in Los Angeles. File photograph: EPA

A Polish court’s decision to deny the extradition of film-maker Roman Polanski to the United States over a 1977 child sex conviction became le(...)

A Polish court has rejected a US request to extradite film-maker Roman Polanski over a conviction for having sex with a minor in 1977. Photograph: Jacek Bednarczyk/EPA.

A Polish court has rejected a US request to extradite film-maker Roman Polanski over a conviction for having sex with a minor in 1977. The decision is(...)

CarPlay: access to data should be about making driving better, not about playing Big Brother

The 2010 Roman Polanski film The Ghost is a political thriller based on the novel by Robert Harris. In the film the satnav in the BMW X5 driven by one(...)

Polanski is freed after prosecutors said there were no grounds to hold him. Photograph: Lionel Cironneau/AP Photo

Polish prosecutors interviewed film-maker Roman Polanski yesterday in connection with a US arrest warrant over a 1977 sex crime conviction, then let h(...)

Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman in Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook

Many of the best horror films play upon fears and phobias we don’t like to admit to ourselves: associations between sex and death; suppressed preju(...)

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

There is invariably a structural flaw to any horror movie from the possessed-doll genre (and the possessed-ventriloquist- dummy sub-genre). The fil(...)

Venus in Fur 1:57

It shouldn’t be this way. But more than a few movie enthusiasts will approach the average filmed play – particularly the two-hander – with the feel(...)

Open letter: Dylan Farrow. Photograph: Frances Silver via New York Times

A couple of years ago I was involved in a casual act of censorship. I was writing a piece for an arts organisation about contemporary performance and (...)