Sad Keanu: sometimes a celebrity becomes lodged in pop culture’s digestive tract

Since we all live in the “internet” now, we decided to examine those internet-native cultural activities, leisure pursuits and art forms upon which fu(...)

Seduced and Abandoned
Seduced and Abandoned

What exactly is the latest project from James Toback? Is it one big elaborate gag? Is it a monstrous ego trip? Does it have anything to tell us about (...)

Regular visitors to Planet Cinema might be forgiven for squinting a little during the frolicsome summer confection 2 Guns. Who is that untrustworthy N(...)

Only God Forgives

When Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest baroque folly burst its boils over an expectant audience at Cannes, one sensed heaves of disappointment issuing fro(...)

Nicolas Winding Refn, director of Only God Forgives: "I make films about the things that arouse me"

It comes as little surprise to find Nicolas Winding Refn, the director behind Only God Forgives – Cannes 2013’s most divisive, obtuse film – in divisi(...)

High-low maxi dress, €33 at River Island

Maxi dresses get a bad rap. In fact – and this is in the interest of full disclosure – they have been robustly derided by this very journalist on thes(...)

Marion Bartoli of France trains on a practise court at the Wimbledon.   Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Marion Bartoli completes her journey from rock bottom to the most prestigious match in women’s tennis tomorrow when she steps out on Centre Court to (...)

Happy day: Kristin Scott Thomas in Nicolas Winding Refn’s film Only God Forgives. Photograph: Lionsgate

You couldn’t say Cannes film festival wasn’t fun. Who wouldn’t want to sit in the Lumière Theatre after a screening of Nicolas Winding Refn’s f(...)

Ryan Gosling in Only God Forgives, his second successful collaboration with director Nicolas Winding Refn after 2011’s Drive

It seems only right and proper that the most talked about film in the run-up to this year’s Festival de Cannes would, in turn, become the most cont(...)

Workers sets up a giant 66th Cannes Film Festival official poster at the front of the Palais des Festivals, showing Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward kissing on the set of  A New Kind of Love  in 1963. The Cannes Film Festival starts today. Photograph: Lionel Cironneau/AP

Cast a quick glance about Cannes tonight and you could be forgiven for deducing that Hollywood bosses the world’s greatest film festival. For t(...)

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