BBC Culture picks movies coming out next month, including Fifty Shades of Grey and Kingsman: The Secret Service, a Bond-style caper starring Colin Firth.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including why white plastic chairs are taking over the world and how Japan became a pop culture superpower.
An installation at Sundance takes people back to 1979, offering an immersive take on a world-changing event. Tom Brook reports.
The US TV series The Americans examines the Cold War from the perspective of Russian agents – and offers up a radical revision of history, writes Eric Kohn.
In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.
A Russian photographer documents inspirational seniors around the world. BBC Culture picks eleven of his subjects, including a 63-year-old pole-dancer.
An exploration of journalism’s future, an adaptation of Wolf Hall and other reads critic Jane Ciabattari says should sit on your bookshelf.
The Interview star talks to Tom Brook about his roles in two films showing at Sundance – as a man who killed his family and as a gay activist-turned-pastor.
Two documentaries at Sundance reveal the power of film to transform lives – including one featuring six brothers locked away from the world. Tom Brook reports.
With a new animation series being hawked at the film festival, Tom Brook discusses this year’s trends with MTV’s Josh Horowitz and Slate writer Aisha Harris.