Art & Culture

Franka Potente: How we made Run Lola Run

‘I had to sprint across Berlin in a pair of Dr Marten boots – and I was smoking two packs a day back then’ I was in New York shooting a couple of films when I got this script called Lola Rennt (Lola Runs). I read it and thought: “This …

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So bad it’s good: do all great artists need a vice?

From Caravaggio’s come-ons to Bacon’s boozing, art is steeped in sex, drugs and drink. But is it just an excuse for bad behaviour? Modern Toss on the Romantic myth of the artist In the Guide’s weekly Solved! column, we look into a crucial pop-culture question you’ve been burning to know …

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Nicki Minaj to pay $450,000 to Tracy Chapman for copyright suit

The rapper has agreed to avoid trial for an out of court settlement after sampling the singer’s work without permission Nicki Minaj has agreed to pay $450,000 to Tracy Chapman over a copyright infringement dispute. The rapper had been set for trial after the singer sued her for using a …

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Michael Apted, director and Seven Up documentarian, dies at 79

British director made films Coal Miner’s Daughter and The World is Not Enough, and the long-running Up documentary series The British director Michael Apted has died at the age of 79. The film-maker and documentarian was known for films such as Gorillas in the Mist and Coal Miner’s Daughter, as …

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Grizzly II review: long-lost George Clooney horror is truly unbearable

Laura Dern and Timothy Spall are among the stars-to-be in this abandoned project, now finished for a cynical belated release Here’s a film that for decades has been nothing more than a rumour: a jaw-dropping, so-bad-it’s-bad meisterwerk to be savoured by masochists and awfulness connoisseurs. Watching it turned my face …

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