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A new book picks out the 100 greatest noirs, from silent films to modern movies like Drive. But what are the defining elements of Hollywood’s dark side?

In a 1968 interview, the author describes the moment he wrote The Hobbit’s first line. It's in our clips of the week alongside Peter Jackson's new trailer.

The Godfather of Soul has at last received the big screen treatment in Get On Up. Does it capture his complexity? Owen Gleiberman gives his verdict.

After events like the World Cup or Olympics, massive sports arenas are often abandoned. But they can be repurposed to benefit society, Jonathan Glancey argues.

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