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The week’s best arts and culture reads – including writers’ last works, horrible creative geniuses and an appreciation of verdant hues.

In Love & Mercy, the Beach Boy’s life is given similar treatment to Bob Dylan’s in I’m Not There. Owen Gleiberman gives his verdict.

The Act of Killing challenged viewers with its unsettling look at Indonesian death squads. Its sequel is powerful, but it can be hard to watch, says Tom Brook.

Cute and quaint are all the rage in the fashion world – and in popular culture. Lindsay Baker explains why.

As NYFW draws to a close, Susie Lau reports on some designers bucking the trends – and how the big brands are staying fresh.

The actor plays the man who broke a Nazi code. It’s a part he was born to play, says critic Owen Gleiberman, who also reviews the new Stephen Hawking biopic.

Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo are wrestlers menaced by Steve Carell in Foxcatcher, the movie some say could sweep the Oscars. Owen Gleiberman gives his view.

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