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From Dogville and Birth to The Railway Man, Nicole Kidman knows how to balance the mainstream and avant garde better than anyone, argues Lisa Schwarzbaum.

A new thriller looks beyond the favelas and beaches to give a more complex portrayal of the World Cup host nation. Tom Brook reports.

Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney has died at the age of 93. BBC Culture picks one of his best roles – with 1938 footage showing the actor’s street dance moves.

Dastardly doubles are an old favourite of the movies – and they’re suddenly back. What does the trend say about the way we live now?

A new show looks through the keyhole into the stunning houses of the world’s most famous architects, from Zaha Hadid to Shigeru Ban. BBC Culture takes a peek.

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