In 1963 Dervla Murphy began her legendary travel-writing career with a transcontinental trek. In an interview with Talking Books, she talks about the journey.
A drama from the African nation about a boy with a lamb as his best friend is a surprising pick at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Tom Brook reports.
In Sicario, the English actress plays an FBI agent tracking down a Mexican kingpin. But is it really a great female role? Nicholas Barber gives his verdict.
A new film written, directed and starring Natalie Portman has made its debut at Cannes. But is it any good – or simply a vanity project?
Joaquin Phoenix plays a scheming professor in the director’s latest. Our critic Nicholas Barber watched with mixed feelings at the Cannes Film Festival.
Jon Ronson’s new book examines people whose social media indiscretions proved ruinous. For Artsnight, he talks to a woman who faced massive public shaming.
The Australian actor has wowed critics with Carol – and a documentary about Amy Winehouse has also gone down well at the Cannes Film Festival.
The studio’s latest takes us inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl. BBC Culture’s Nicholas Barber started out unconvinced – but was won over by the end.
A new documentary looks at the life of the talented but troubled singer Amy Winehouse – but does it reveal anything new? Nicholas Barber takes a look.
Images of the Middle East nation are often bleak, depicting war or poverty. But travel writer Colin Thubron has tried to show a different side of the country.