Jacques Tati

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‘It requires something like genius – on Anderson’s part and those of his collaborators – to get such a complex machine whirring so smoothly.’ Photograph: Searchlight Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox

As the boos and the cheers faded after the Cannes premiere of Wes Anderson’s latest, critics began squabbling among themselves about a near-theologica(...)

Top of the list: Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa. His Rashomon came in at No. 4

Over the last few years, BBC Culture has been asking the world’s critics – including this writer and my colleague Tara Brady – to vote for their 100 f(...)

John Mahoney  was just 77 at his death, and only 52 when he first appeared as the title character’s elderly father in Frasier. Photograph: AP Photo/Reed Saxon

When John Mahoney died last week, we were reminded of a complicated biography. Best known for embodying a very American class of blue-collar integrity(...)

Seasideways:  Juliette Binoche in Ma Loute

Bruno Dumont, once notorious for rural dourness, makes another brave step into comedy with a gorgeous, funny, infuriating period piece that lacks onl(...)

Viewed from certain angles, Playtime ought to have made for a roaring disaster and the end of Jacques Tati’s career. It took three years to make. T(...)

Infra-Éireann: the Irish pavilion

Rem Koolhaas knows how to put on a show. The Dutch starchitect designed what is probably the world’s most preposterous building, the loopy China Ce(...)