Film
07 June 2007
Everyone knows the clichés: the French are explosive lovers and passionate bons vivants who gesticulate while holding a...
Film
05 June 2006
One of the great clichés about 9/11 was that watching the day's events unfold was like watching a disaster movie....
Culture
29 May 2006
Forget being a member of Opus Dei: you would need to be an anchorite not to have been exposed to The Da Vinci Code, Dan...
Culture
22 May 2006
Blond surfer dudes smoking pot, jocks flushing nerds' heads down toilets, girls with a reputation worse than Mae West's...
Film
15 May 2006
After Super Size Me and Enron: the smartest guys in the room, only the terminally hopeful would expect a documentary...
Film
08 May 2006
One night in 1978, the French artist and film-maker Hugues de Montalembert was walking home through Washington Square...
Society
01 May 2006
Before declaring bankruptcy amid a cyclone of scandal on 2 December 2001, Enron's advertising slogan was "Ask why"....
Culture
24 April 2006
If hell is other people, it makes sense that heaven should have an extremely exclusive door policy. Glastonbury, the...
Culture
17 April 2006
Cafés and kitchens, garages and alleys: for a film with such an incendiary reputation, Paradise Now is rooted in the...
Film
10 April 2006
"To leather, to dildos, to curry vindaloo/To huevos rancheros and Maya Angelou . . ./ To Sontag/To Sondheim/To anything...
Film
03 April 2006
In the dying minutes of Shooting Dogs, the director, Michael Caton-Jones, intercuts his meticulously recreated story of...
Film
27 March 2006
"We walk among you," deadpans a female-to-male transsexual in Duncan Tucker's Transamerica. Delivered as a theatrical...
Culture
20 March 2006
Turn on Newsnight over the past few weeks and you would have been more likely to see the face of George Clooney than...
Film
13 March 2006
The idea that childhood is some kind of developmental green belt, a prelapsarian idyll unspoilt by the burden of...
Culture
06 March 2006
Railing against Hollywood for insulting the audience's intelligence is a reliable pleasure among the carping classes,...

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