Xavier Legrand: 'It struck me when I was talking to victims of domestic violence, and they were telling their stories, that sometimes they might have been relating the plot of a thriller.' Photograph: Claude Medale/Corbis via Getty

In France a woman dies at the hands of her live-in partner every two and a half days, a shocking statistic that, depressingly, doesn’t include related(...)

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Matt Damon (left) and Sharlto Copley in Columbia Pictures’ ELYSIUM.
Review: Elysium

No person who has sat through Neill Blomkamp’s superb District 9 will easily mistake Elysium for the work of any other director. Trent Opaloch’s mobil(...)

We’ve been preparing this week’s column for close to a year. Delayed, delayed again, drastically rewritten, its budget soaring madly out of control, W(...)