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SHORT ODDS FOR THE OSCARS

If the bookies are right, the Academy's big night is a foregone conclusion. Nicholas Barber explains why there's all this certainty read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsfilmHOLLYWOODmoviesNicholas BarberOscars

JOHN LLOYD'S WHIM OF IRON

From the Archive: Charles Nevin meets the man behind "Blackadder", "QI" and "Spitting Image"—which celebrates its 30th birthday this week read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsCharles NevinFEATURESNovember/December 2011

OSCARS FOR THE MOST SWEAT

At the Cinema: The Academy likes its actors to put on a show. But, Tom Shone argues, it should be looking through Gary Cooper’s eyes read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsAt the CinemafilmMarch/April 2014moviesOscarsTom Shone

WILD AT ART

Short read: for her pick of the best rock music, Hazel Sheffield chooses Wild Beasts as they "return to their essence"  read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsHazel SheffieldMarch/April 2014MUSICRockTHIS SEASONwild beasts

GLEAMS OF THE UNCANNY

Six Good Books: Maggie Fergusson recommends an outstanding first novel from Australia, powerful non-fiction from the Deep South, and a genius poet read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbooksMaggie FergussonMarch/April 2014Six Good Books

THE RUSSIAN VILLAIN RETURNS

Nicholas Barber finds that when it comes to the bad guys Hollywood loves a familiar foe read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsfilmHOLLYWOODmoviesNicholas BarberRussia

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN (1967-2014)

From the Archive: He’s been sly, sad, unwatchably private, two writers and a drag queen. Tom Shone traces the career of Philip Seymour Hoffman read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsAUTUMN 2010filmmoviesthe cvTom Shone

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