The past 12 months have offered up superior blockbusters and strong independent movies. Critic Owen Gleiberman picks the best cinema had to offer.
The nation promises “merciless retaliation” against the filmmakers behind The Interview. What’s so threatening about this film? Simon Fowler takes a look.
During the Puritans’ rule of England, celebrating on 25 December was forbidden. Singing yuletide songs then was a political act, writes Clemency Burton-Hill.
As the ground-breaking American series turns 25, Stephen Dowling reflects on the revolutionary style of comedy its writers introduced.
Festivals celebrating the great writer take place every year, from Texas to Mumbai to Holland. What makes him so attractive, all these years after his death?
It’s the country’s best-loved film, but after 75 years, has Gone with the Wind stood the test of time? Nicholas Barber watches it again and is perplexed.
Explore the best film, art and music events around the globe.
With Nasa offering its own parody of All About That Bass, BBC Culture rounds up the funniest, weirdest and most talked-about videos of the year.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including why magazines in waiting rooms are always old, why The Interview isn’t funny and WH Auden on Sigmund Freud.
As Peter Jackson brings his Middle Earth saga to a close, Nicholas Barber asks whether The Battle of the Five Armies is worthwhile or unnecessary.
What should we do with disused airports?
A new book reveals 50 distinctive terms from around the world, including a Swedish word meaning ‘the road-like reflection of the moon on water’.