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Indian verses about intimacy and ‘the bard of the toxic relationship’: experts pick their favourite literary lines evoking lust, ardour – and obsession.

The Renaissance actor’s new film with Wim Wenders has moments of inspiration. But critic Nicholas Barber says it’s a missed opportunity.

The Days of Heaven and Thin Red Line director’s new movie Knight of Cups is “vapid”, “decadent” and a “ludicrous self-parody”, critic Nicholas Barber says.

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is just the latest film in a remarkable career. Tom Brook investigates why his movies are unlike those of anyone else.

Anton Corbijn’s latest film – starring Robert Pattinson – is about an iconic snap of the rebel screen idol James Dean. Yet it lacks verve, says Nicholas Barber.

Fans of EL James’ S&M novel eagerly await the film version. But critic Nicholas Barber says it’ll leave the book’s enthusiasts, and everyone else, unsatisfied.

From Rebel Without a Cause to Mean Girls, the corridors and cafeterias of the high school play a central role in US cinema. Nick Barber takes a closer look.

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