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Mysterious moons and alien life: the 42 best space movies ever made

Quantum Jump - 'The Lone Ranger'

Do we have to take out life cover through our mortgage adviser?

They have recommended an insurance policy that costs more than we can afford<p><b>Q</b> My husband and I are in the process of buying a property. We have agreed to get life cover for the money we feel we can afford, but have just received a recommendation from our mortgage adviser that is more than £120 …

Full stream ahead? The brave new world of cinemagoing

The 21st century has seen a revolution in how we consume cinema, from streaming a movie the day it’s released to forking out for a plush boutique experience. How did we get here – and how do we navigate the new landscape?<p>On a recent visit to a Curzon cinema in London I sat (lay, really) on a …

Film Studies 101: The A-Z Of The Birth Of Cinema

As Alien’s John Hurt will tell you, births can be painful things. But when the moving picture popped out of the tummy of the 19th century and …

The Dark Knight: my most overrated film

You certainly can’t fault Christopher Nolan for his ambition. He’s put together sequences of snow-suited espionage within a character’s multi-tiered subconscious. He’s dispatched heroes back and forth through time-dilating intergalactic wormholes. He’s even coaxed Al Pacino through an entire movie …

Kermode Uncut: Happy Holidays

Students and depression: the struggle to survive

Toby Thorn left a few words on the back of a letter he had recently received from Barclays. The message was almost flippant. "Thank you to all my …