Kenneth Branagh’s old-fashioned take on the classic fairytale feels outmoded compared to subversive films like Frozen. Nicholas Barber is unimpressed.
Body art is nothing new. The curator of a new exhibition takes BBC Culture through 150 years of ink on skin – including the hidden marks of aristocratic women.
The SXSW Film Festival kicks off today. Tom Brook talks to film-makers and critics about how the festival is changing – and what to look out for this year.
Fifty Shades and The Duke of Burgundy offer wildly different visions of S&M. How do film-makers create convincing erotic cinema? Lucy Scholes takes a look.
A master of reinvention, Madonna challenges conventions with her changing look. Katya Foreman looks at the many styles of the queen of pop.
From relaxed sensuality at Céline to sombre sculptures at Comme des Garçons – Susie Lau spots the most interesting looks on the catwalk in the French capital.
From warrior princesses to mythical creatures, Alexander McQueen’s work was filled with fantasy and the macabre. Lindsay Baker looks back at a unique artist.
There was fun on the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week – not just in Ben Stiller’s headline-grabbing stunt, but in the collections themselves, writes Susie Lau.
It’s hard to believe that Monet, Degas and Renoir once faced hostility from the art world. Alastair Sooke reveals how one man changed everything.
Several including 1862, 1899 and 1950, could be considered literature’s very best. But one year towers above these, writes Jane Ciabattari.