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Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu’s Birdman is like ‘taking a rollercoaster ride while an improvisational comedian rants drunkenly in your ear’, says Nicholas Barber.

This year is the 400th anniversary of his death but El Greco helped pave the way for Manet, Cézanne, Picasso and Pollock. Jason Farago examines his influence.

From Mumbai Fashion Week to Budapest’s Sziget Festival – the week’s most eye-catching images from the arts and culture.

New research suggests that children learn best when allowed to zoom about – but what about everyone else? Michelle Warwicker weighs the arguments.

George RR Martin’s greatest influence might surprise you – it’s not Tolkien. He discusses his writing in this interview recorded by the BBC.

The film festival kicks off this week. Here are 10 of the best movies showing in and out of competition, including a follow-up to The Act of Killing.

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