Gia Coppola is at her granddad’s place. Fair enough. The weekend is looming. The weather is still nice. Why not spend some time with the older gene(...)

Phoenix Rising

‘Bankrupt!’ is your fifth album in 14 years. You haven’t been as prolific as other bands, perhaps – is there a reason for that? I think the reas(...)

Phoenix rising

‘Bankrupt!’ is your fifth album in 14 years. You haven’t been as prolific as other bands, perhaps – is there a reason for that? I think the reason is (...)

 Thomas Bangalter, left, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, from the French music group, Daft Punk

The fact that the most infectious, feel-good tune of the year was made by two French lads usually seen sporting motorcycle helmets is a sign of the(...)

The Bling Ring

If we were minded to be cynical, we might suggest that pointing out the vapidity of contemporary celebrity culture is akin to discussing the tallness (...)

As a child, growing up in her father’s home in the Bay Area, Sofia coppola would have met many of the era’s great movie stars.

You have to wonder how Sofia Coppola made herself heard at the family dinner table. Francis Ford Coppola, her father, has never come across as a squas(...)

The streets of Cannes were, yesterday afternoon, buzzing with a proper grown-up news story when it emerged that $1 million worth of jewels had been robbed from a room in the Novotel Hotel. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

The streets of Cannes were, yesterday afternoon, buzzing with a proper grown-up news story when it emerged that $1 million worth of jewels had (...)

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(...)