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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny  in a glass cell during a court hearing at the Babushkinsky district court in Moscow today. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty

A Moscow court has ordered Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to pay a fine in a defamation case. The ruling came hours after another judge rej(...)

Cinema poster of Walt Disney’s Darby O’Gill and the Little People (€100-€150), Fonsie Mealy.

Though mostly binned after the final credits have rolled, cinema posters have become valued items for collectors, with some achieving astronomical pri(...)

Four Weddings and a Funeral: Andie MacDowell (left) and Hugh Grant (right) with the film’s other stars

Richard Curtis rarely rewatches Four Weddings and a Funeral. “There isn’t a natural circumstance where I say, ‘I’ll tell you what I’ll do for the next(...)

Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in The Godfather (1972). The mafia drama was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Photograph: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Oh no. The champion of the untrue truism is back. He’s pressing you into the corner of the train carriage and puffing up to bore-for-Europe dimensions(...)

“I have to confess that a telephone call was never an item on the screen before Covid . . . now each call is given full attention.” Photograph: iStock

Family doctors know that work seldom goes as planned. The afternoon when we finally clear off a pile of forms can transmogrify into a long house call,(...)

The late James Bond actor Sean Connery has been the subject of debate for comments he made in 1965 about “acceptable” ways to beat a woman. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

What do we do about famous people who thump women (or merely argue that thumping women is okay)? This is, alas, always a current question. We are neve(...)

Actor Johnny Depp said he plans to appeal a ruling by the UK high court in a libel case he took against the publisher of the Sun newspaper. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Actor Johnny Depp said he has agreed to resign from the Fantastic Beasts film franchise after the UK high court ruled he assaulted his ex-wife Am(...)

The check-in hall of Terminal 1 at Berlin Brandenburg Airport in Schoenefeld, Germany, which is due to open on Saturday. Entire sections of the finished airport had to be ripped out and replaced. Photograph: Hayoung Jeon/EPA

Returning to Berlin’s new international airport after a long absence is like returning to Manderley. The sprawling pile looms large as you approach an(...)

Traders work in desk pods on the trading floor inside the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, operated by Deutsche Boerse AG, in Frankfurt, Germany . Photographer: Thorsten Wagner/Bloomberg

European stocks extended losses on Tuesday as worries about the economic fallout of tighter coronavirus restrictions on the continent overshadowed so(...)

Top Gear: isn’t quite working

I imagine the BBC rues the day Jeremy Clarkson hit an Irishman for failing to bring him hot meats. They had to fire Clarkson after that and Top Gear n(...)

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