La Dolce Vita: Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni  in a scene from Federico Fellini’s 1960 film available on Curzon Home Cinema.

In 2017 the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) quite rightly recognised Curzon with an award for outstanding British contribution to (...)

 The official crew portrait of the Apollo 11 astronauts:  Neil Armstrong (left), Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin. Photograph: Nasa

The Michael Collins who fought for Irish freedom and the Michael Collins who piloted the Apollo XI command module during the 1969 moon landings had mo(...)

Arlene Foster ruled out stepping aside because she had done nothing wrong, although Robinson had the wit to say he was stepping aside precisely to prove he had done nothing wrong. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Stormont is not important enough to witness Shakespearian tragedies. In terms of Elizabethan playwrights it is more like Christopher Marlowe, stabbed(...)

Christopher Marlowe: collaborated with Shakespeare

The long-held suggestion that Christopher Marlowe was William Shakespeare is now widely dismissed, along with other authorship theories. But Marlowe i(...)

A painting believed to be the only authentic image of Shakespeare made during his life. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

They come crawling out again, the Shakespeare conspiracy theorists. The 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth fell sometime this week. (His officia(...)

Ben Power, programmer at temporary theatre space the Shed. Photograph: Clare Nicholson

It draws your eye, crossing the Thames on Waterloo Bridge, or slows your pace while walking along London’s South Bank: a huge incongruous wooden struc(...)

The Secret Art of MurderSmock Alley, Boys School **In this perplexing production, Five Gallants perform an inquest of sorts into the death of Christo(...)