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Is the BMW M4 GTS as good on the road as it is on the track?

When BMW announced its track-ready variant of its M4, the BMW M4 GTS, we knew that it would be a great track car. With manually-adjustable coilover …

Trump's foreign policy speech: What the world says about him

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>Editor's Note: Donald Trump laid out his foreign policy vision</i> on Wednesday. Here's what he said -- and how countries around the world have reacted to Trump's comments in the past. We will update this story with fresh reaction as we get it.<p>Iran<p><b>What Trump says:</b> President Barack Obama …

Foreign Policy

King Jack review – tender coming-of-age

Winning debut about a small-town boy put in charge of his younger cousin for the weekend<p>This impressive debut feature from the writer-director Felix Thompson treads well-worn territory as it maps out the adolescent rites of passage of its titular anti-hero, excellently played by <i>Boardwalk Empire</i> …

The Benefactor review – who'd be a millionaire?

Richard Gere gets creepy with Dakota Fanning in this uninspired drama about a philanthropist with a dark side<p>Even diehard Richard Gere completists will find their patience sorely tested by this sponge-pudding drama (originally entitled <i>Franny</i>) about a Philadelphia philanthropist with a hidden dark …

The Forest review – hackneyed horror

Natalie Dormer goes in search of her twin in a not-so-scary film inspired by real-life suicides in a Japanese forest<p>“Apparently they have a forest in Japan where people go to kill themselves…” Inspired by genuinely disturbing real-life stories of suicides in the Aokigahara forest, which also …

Exposed review – cop thriller with Keanu and aliens

Writer-director Gee Malik Linton has disowned this drama about a woman who sees angels, and it’s easy to see why<p>In the mid-90s, the director Donald Cammell disowned his final film <i>Wild Side</i> after producers at Nu Image recut it as an embarrassingly sleazy lesbian erotic thriller. After the director’s …

The Propaganda Game review – North Korea from the inside out

Álvaro Longoria is guided around ‘real life’ North Korea in his latest documentary, highlighting how little we know about the repressive state<p>The documentary film-maker Álvaro Longoria gained access to North Korea thanks to the questionable efforts of Alejandro Cao de Benós, the Spanish “No 1 …

Grimsby review – maximum gross-out, minimum laughs

Sacha Baron Cohen struggles with a northern accent and everything else in this unimaginative comedy<p>“How many spunk jokes can you get into one movie?” asked one mildly exasperated punter as we shuffled out of a Southampton Cineworld screening of Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest ramshackle amalgam of cock, …

Secret in Their Eyes review – ‘spiral of cliche’

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Julia Roberts struggle to ignite this American remake of the Oscar-winning Argentinian crime thriller<p>Juan José Campanella’s Argentinian thriller <i>The Secret in Their Eyes</i> (<i>El Secreto de Sus Ojos)</i> won the Oscar for best foreign language film in 2010, beating off stiff (and indeed …

Astronomers think this could be the key to finding alien life

Astronomers presumed that many of the other stars in the night sky had planets too, but this was sheer speculation.<p>We could never know for sure, the thinking went, because such planets were ridiculously small and faint. To ever see or study them seemed a complete impossibility.<p>"Extrasolar planets," …

Astronomy

How Many Iconic '70s Films Have You Seen?

Sure, you've probably seen Grease, Rocky and Jaws, but how about Manhattan and Dirty Harry?

Bill review – knockabout Horrible Histories fun with the Bard

The leading lights of the TV series romp through a mash-up Shakespeare in Love and Blackadder<p>The players of TV’s terrific <i>Horrible Histories</i> romp their way through this entertaining mash-up of <i>Shakespeare in Love</i> and <i>Blackadder</i> <i>II</i>. Mathew Baynton is the titular Bill Shakespeare, recently ditched by …

BMW M2 vs BMW M4: Who buys which?

Now that the BMW M2 has been driven and tested by nearly everyone in the motoring world, we have a pretty good idea of what it’s like to drive and …

BMW 5 Series review - What Car?

WORLD PREMIERE: 2016 BMW M760Li xDrive

Ever since BMW fans received word of the existence of the new G11 BMW 7 Series, rumors of an M7 started swirling. Fans have always wanted a proper M …

Gluten Free Baguette | Naomi Devlin

Liquorice Pudding

I like liquorice a lot and wanted to try this recipe. I had powder liquore at home and used it, and I also used only double cream (in Italy we have …

360 Camera tour of HMS Ocelot

How to share Amazon Prime with friends and family

Your Amazon Prime account is set up with a feature called Amazon Household that allows you to share a large handful your benefits with friends and …

Best Pancakes Ever

Pancake day, or Mardi Gras in France, is one of our favourite days of the year.<p>Watch our video of RB with Clive Fretwell, our Executive Chef …

Mardi Gras

North Korea rocket launch: UN security council condemns latest violation

UN chief calls long-range rocket launch ‘deplorable’ and South Korea says it will start talks with US on missile defence<p>The United Nations security council has condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket, after an emergency meeting in New York and calls by the US, South Korea and Japan …

The inconvenient truth: There's no easy military answer to war on ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS has metastasized into something many predicted, but most prayed would never happen: a nihilistic group of militants that has both a safe haven in an anarchic land and cells in Europe able to attack civilian targets.<p>France, Russia and the coalition of Western countries now sound more …

Middle East

A cabbage dolma recipe to bring a taste of Cyprus home | Residency

The balmy summers of northern Cyprus brought a glut of fruit and veg to the family table. As winter closes in, savoury cabbage dolma and a molohiya stew bring a little of that sunshine back into our lives<p>My parents grew up in neighbouring villages in Yeşilirmak, north Cyprus, and, until I was 18, …

Cyprus