A Cannes Film Festival winner and favourite, Lee Chang-dong’s Poetry is raw and unsentimental and features a masterclass performance by Jeong-Hie Yun as Mija at its centre.
Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) is a high school senior who’s on top of the world – that is until Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door and Charlie discovers that he is a vampire preying on the neighborhood.
Mixing up intricate drum patterns from his hip-hop loving past and performing sets that incorporate enthusing live elements, Manchester-based Fantastic Mr Fox is amongst a quickly evolving biome of bass music fiends changing the face of the genre.
Forced into hiding after evading the authorities last week, the newly formed Torchwood team has now gone on the run from the shadowy government figures who seek to erase them.n
Africa Express was formed in 2006, after former Blur front man, Damon Albarn, invited a diverse group of UK and US musicians to Mali to collaborate with local musicians. The members of the band are interchangeable and each performance is spontaneous and partly improvised – so no two performances are exactly the same. Emily Jupp asks longstanding member, Jesse Hackett about bringing African music to a western audience.
At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver is living the dream, good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his ‘perfect’ life quickly unravels.
Mick Haller (MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY) is the titular Los Angeles criminal defence attorney who operates solely out of the back of his Lincoln Towncar.
As the only begetter of the Verbier Festival – unquestionably the starriest event in the classical calendar – Martin Engstroem has always lived dangerously. His initial idea was simply to combine partying and performances on top of a mountain, but being artistic boss of Deutsche Grammophon meant he had a stunning roster of talent to [...]
There has been much finger-wagging directed at Radio 4 recently for cutting its fill of short stories from three a week to a measly one. For critics, the decision is the artsy equivalent of America having its AAA rating confiscated. With the Beeb losing confidence, publishers and co. will surely follow them to the exits. It’ll be celeb tell-alls forevermore. Right?
The road to mainstream success is a treacherous one. It only takes a handful of now washed up acts to show how striving for that number one usually produces a lacklustre decline in credibility as an unwanted waste product.
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