Music & Film

For three decades of the last century, Jacques Cousteau was without doubt one of the best-known Frenchmen in the world.

A new theatre production telling the story of the arrest and imprisonment of feminist collective Pussy Riot shows why they are more relevant now than ever.

Safe choices and repetition have put lampooning comedy on its knees

Our culture correspondent on the ‘earworm’ that has become the soundtrack to the summer

From the outrageously expensive flops to big budget blockbusters, we pick four of the riskiest cinema spends

Is Europe’s biggest ever movie Europe’s biggest ever flop? Cult director Luc Besson talks about his new sci-fi epic Valerian

Our culture correspondent on Antonio Banderas, the Spanish actor who switched his European career for a Hollywood one.

That the entire Brexit Project may now lie in the domain of Elmer Fudd would be what Bugs would make us question.

The mid-90s saw the triumph of two very different double acts – Robson and Jerome and the Gallagher brothers.

The new film Dunkirk is one of the greatest depictions of war on screen. But despite its anti-war message it also comes with some pretty heavy baggage

British broadcasting’s big hitter who is still awaiting his rightful BBC inheritance.

Our culture correspondent on the filmmaker Francois Ozon, whose latest works veer from comparatively chaste to France’s answer to Fifty Shades of Grey.

When American rock met European art - a bizarre chapter in rock history to which countless other acts, from David Bowie onwards, owe a debt of gratitude.

Two centuries apart, Handel and Jimi Hendrix set up home in the same London property from which they proceeded to redefine music.

An unflinching, sadomasochistic vision of masculinity and femininity

The debate that never happened, the mauling at the hands of snarling interviewers and numerous car-crash moments ... Television has both shaped and scarred the election campaign

The downfall of Katie Hopkins reveals a truth. She doesn’t represent a silent majority. She only speaks for herself

Get your weekly dose of politics as Steve Anglesey, Richard Porritt and Geri Scott dissect the Tory campaign and crown Brexiteer of the week

Russian film Loveless landed with a wallop, representing the first serious contender for this year’s Palme d’Or.

Cannes celebrated the opening of the 70th edition of its film festival with a knotty, indulgent film about a knotted, indulgent film maker

The latest from the globe’s most glamorous event that is taking place from 17 to 28 May 2017

Now, he’s on his way over – but what really changed his mind?

Theresa May claims she is not like any Harry Potter character. Take our quiz and decide for yourself

I can remember a time when young people were fired by a righteous anger. Now that they are so cosseted by mainstream culture, the flame has gone out

Filming has started on a movie which aims to persuade Leave voters to change their minds on Brexit.

It seems barely a month goes by without a European city celebrating cinema in a big way. We consider the essential film festivals for 2017

Could you describe Brexit in one word? It’s difficult, but we headed out to meet the people and find out if they could summarise the whole debacle in one word...

The latest film version of the classic tale is said to be infused with a feminist message. But the story’s French roots, and the tragedy from which it was woven, show the feminist aspects of the tale really are as old as time

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*Full disclosure* whilst waving a copy of the anti-Brexit newspaper in Nigel Farage’s face

Why are we obsessed with the nightmarish alternative history of what would have happened if the Nazis had won?

ason Williamson is one half of the Sleaford Mods – probably Britain’s most political band, and certainly its angriest. And there is little that makes him as angry as Brexit. Here, he takes aim at Leavers, trolls and much more

The powerful television show that might just make a difference

Our attitude to celebrities has got to change – for their sake, as well as ours, says former tabloid journo and celeb hunter

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch should be able to control Sky now that digital players - Amazon Prime, Facebook, Netflix and Hulu - have changed the media landscape

The unfailing brilliance of some of Europe’s greatest ever exports: cinematic villains, and villainesses

Innovation in the role of the night tsar is transforming the nightlife offered by European cities

Stephane Karo took a Romanian Gypsy band on tour and became a titan of European culture, with a claim to being the continent’s greatest musical mind

Never mind Ode to Joy, Europe’s real anthem is another Beethoven masterpiece, one which tells the story of the continent

UKIP’s Nigel Farage is everywhere - but does he warrant the exposure the media afford him?

Bernard Sumner recounts his cultural European journey, from the early days of Joy Division to New Order’s latest album

Jeremy Clarkson and his Grand Tour cronies built a Brexit juggernaut and blew up everything in its path

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