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.
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.
A Russian photographer documents inspirational seniors around the world. BBC Culture picks eleven of his subjects, including a 63-year-old pole-dancer.
Ever wondered where award-winning solo percussionist Evelyn Glennie works? The musician shows off her creative space – and her huge collection of instruments.
Oscar forecasters consider Julianne Moore as a woman with Alzheimer’s the frontrunner for best actress. But is the movie any good? Owen Gleiberman has a look.
The line-up at this year’s film festival is heavy on comedies – and incendiary documentaries. Tom Brook reports on the event that celebrates independent cinema.
The leather booths and aluminium lines of the diner are staples of US cinema. But why do film-makers use them so frequently? Stephen Smith takes a look.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including the importance of blasphemy, the man who hunted Billie Holiday and British cinema’s ‘middlebrow’ problem.
In major museums around the world, great works of art are hidden away from public view. What are they – and why can’t we see them? Kimberly Bradley finds out.
We crunched the numbers to see if historical data could guess the winning film. This week: we reveal our prediction - and compare with the actual winner.