Music & Film

When the Beatles turned up in Hamburg, rock ‘n’ roll was on its knees, says IAN WALKER. By the time they had ended their stay in the city, its future was guaranteed

A sterile-sounding genre is revived by an injection of illicit creativity. SOPHIA DEBOICK on the musicians who put the soul into rural America’s music

As the slaughter of the Great War intensified, and certainties that had preceded the conflict faded away, an imaginative and rebellious spirit emerged. SOPHIA DEBOICK looks back on a year when the world hung in the ​balance

The murder of Marion Crane, as she took a shower at the Bates Motel, was one of the turning points of the 20th century, argues CHRIS SULLIVAN

SOPHIA DEBOICK on a year that heard the death knell sound for the hippie era, and saw rock culture take an ominous, sinister turn

Of all the hundreds of hours of footage shot of Max Linder during his extraordinary career at the dawn of cinema, the most poignant was filmed in the spring of 1917 and lasts for barely a minute.

Opera has a long history of shaping national identity – much to the annoyance of some. PATRICK SAWER looks at its impact in Italy and, perhaps more surprisingly, in the UK

Never mind Hollywood, the greatest action movie of all time is a French classic. RICHARD LUCK looks back on a film that was ripped off by Spielberg and remade by William Friedkin

The East German authorities hoped Bruce Springsteen might help bolster their ailing regime. Instead, as IAN WALKER explains, he doomed it

SOPHIA DEBOICK looks back on a year which saw the first stirrings of a new sound and a new character – the teenager

Twenty-five years on, is pioneering Euro soap Eldorado due a cultural re-appraisal? Not a chance, says ANDREW WOODS. In fact, we can add Brexit to this show’s rotten legacy

Our culture correspondent VIV GROSKOP profiles the greek director - described variously as part of film's 'Weird Wave' and the cinematic answer to Kafka - who Hollywood is taking to heart

Has history been fair to the Bee Gees? Long accused of cultural theft, arrogance and - worst of all - naffness, they risk being remembered as a pastiche. But behind the band's baggage SOPHIA DEBOICK discovers a far more complex legacy

Jean-Luc Godard's À bout de souffle crackled and pulsed like nothing ever seen on screen before. IAN WALKER on a film which reinvented cinema and became not just one of the 20th century's greatest films, but one of its greatest works of art

Fans of the cult Spanish series I Know Who You Are have been left in frustration. As they await the climax, LARA WILLIAMS explores what is behind the show’s success

Between them, Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe provided one of sport’s greatest ever rivalries. But, as JASON SOLOMONS reports, a new film centred around their most famous clash is really all about unravelling the Swedish enigma

David Bowie's death led to an explosion of activity around the star's life and music. Lifelong fan DYLAN JONES explains why he chose to write one more Bowie book

In 1972 Ziggy played guitar, Marc Bolan hit his stride and blokes across Britain made nervous moves towards their sister’s make-up bag. Here SOPHIA DEBOICK rediscovers glam Britannia

If Theresa May had made her “citizens of nowhere” speech a few years earlier, she would probably have received a letter of stern rebuke marked Kardamyli, Greece.

Amid the undoubted glamour of the Venice Film Festival, a jaded JASON SOLOMONS wonders whether a complacent movie industry might dwindle into irrelevance – until he sees a new production which restores his faith in film

Few British institutions divide opinion as much as the Last Night of the Proms. But, says PIERS FORD, this complex event is ultimately able to rise above the political tensions

1958 was the year when rock and roll gripped the nation, prompting some to ask of a young Cliff Richard “Is this boy too sexy for television?” SOPHIA DEBOICK explores when the teenager truly arrived in Britain

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

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