YouTube if you want to: Ten things wrong with The Iron Lady

1 – Anyone is allowed to make a film about Margaret Thatcher – just don’t make it dull For all the silly howls of protest...

Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes and the Crinan Canal: 007 heads for Argyll

By Elizabeth McQuillan Scotland is to once again set to host a maelstrom of Hollywood action, with another film crew and movie entourage set to...

You’re hired! James Spader has another good day, over at The Office

No one is irrepaceable. Ricky Gervais on the British Office was close – co-creating the show will give you that leverage. David Brent clearly wasn’t,...

Mr Waters, meet Lady Gaga – and seven other movie/music mash-ups

To the effect pedals and amps, air-conditioned tour buses and supermodel girlfriends, add another essential accessory for the modern rock band – a movie...

Arctic artistic angst as climate change film premiers in Edinburgh

by Rob Edwards It could have been “some horrendous sort of competitive artistic soup bowl where we’re all just starting to be complete bitches to...

Without a shadow of a doubt, Britain's finest drama in years

For a while during the promotion of Cemetery Junction, Ricky Gervais was telling anyone who would listen that he would love to next turn...

From Arnie to Zip: alphabet spaghetti on the Cannes Croisette

For those who missed all the coverage from the world’s most famous film festival, here’s an alphabetical string of highlights. A is for Arnie. The...

Eurovision: the common agricultural policy with hairstyles

By Stewart Weir The Eurovision Song Contest means something to everyone. No, don’t argue. It does. Oh you can ignore it, dismiss it, even deny all...

When Marlborough woman met pink T-shirt man: a royal romance

Time for a moratorium on the phrases “So bad, it’s good” and “Guilty pleasures” from discussion on films, music and art. For so long the...

Review: The Okavango Macbeth at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh

By John Knox Baboons, the survival of the fittest, music to make your heart weep and philosophy. This is Alexander McCall Smith’s latest production, The...