Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy involves a man who savours his words almost as much as he savours his food. Photograph:  CNN

I don’t want to start my column with a boast but just five minutes in and I think I’ve figured out the twist in Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (Su(...)

Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes

A few weeks ago (or was it decades?), when the current crisis slipped up eight jarring gears, articles such as this began telling readers that everyon(...)

Harrison Ford in The Call of the Wild

Published in 1903, Jack London’s The Call of the Wild concerns a pampered St Bernard–Scotch Collie mix named Buck who is kidnapped from his California(...)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

“This is the single greatest disaster in human history!” Steady on there, newsreader. It’s not quite that bad, but there is a sense that this franchi(...)

 The film critic Barry Norman, who was  capable of caustic wit when tearing apart one of the  more dismal films. Photograph: PA

Only two film critics in the English-speaking world have gained the starriest class of celebrity. One was the late Roger Ebert. The other was Barry (...)

This anti-integration rally in Little Rock, Arkansas,  is  featured in I am not your Negro.

Earlier this year this stirring, vital, essential film made headlines when it became the latest victim of online “vote brigading”, as a swarm of racis(...)

Steve Martin and Michael Caine are rival con artists scamming wealthy marks on the French Riviera in 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'. Their one-upmanship makes for one of cinema’s great comic rivalries

A few years ago, we published a guide to the best films available on Netflix. It proved to be one of our most popular stories ever. Since then many n(...)

Soylent founder Rob Rhinehart holds a bag of his food substitute powder. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

The man who would replace food turns out to have quite an appetite. Rob Rhinehart, whose meal-substitute drink is a hit with Silicon Valley techies wh(...)

Mick Lynch, who has died aged 56, was a gifted songwriter, actor and satirist who fronted the London punk band Stump, which gained cult status in the (...)

Ulster Unionist mayor of Newtownabbey Borough Council Fraser Agnew said: “As the guardians of all that is right in society, we have got to take a stand somewhere - and that is what happened in this instance.” Photograph: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho

A play in Northern Ireland has been cancelled after Christians claimed it was blasphemous.The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) was due to be(...)

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