Writer-director Jeff Nichols gives Matthew McConaughey the nuanced
title role in "Mud," the story of two boys fascinated by an outlaw
pining for his lady love on the Mississippi Delta. South Korea's Park
Chan-wook makes his English-language debut with "Stoker," a visually
dazzling but narratively dopey slice of overwrought American gothic
Fiat lux! Let there be light! Our art critic Sean Rose takes us to see two exhibitions full of luminous dynamism. First, the Palais de Tokyo, where Paris’ contemporary art centre is staging a major retrospective of Argentine-born artist Julio Le Parc. It's a well-deserved solo exhibition for a great figure of contemporary art, who in the 1960s was part of an avant-garde group standing against the ego-inflated gesture in art.
Olivia Salazar-Winspear brings us the latest from the world of photography, with an art fair in Los Angeles, the discovery of some 70-year-old lost negatives and a Chinese artist who's the chameleon of the contemporary art scene.
We all need a bit of comedy in our lives. Sometimes we just want to laugh;sometimes we want to engage with something serious in a humorous way. Today our book critic Sylvia Whitman will talk about three books that have made her giggle recently – from diabetic owls to existential cats!
French polymath Boris Vian's 1947 novel "L'Ecume des jours" has been
brought to the screen with relentless creativity by director Michel
Gondry. Upstaged by hand-made gizmos and analogue special effects,
Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou and Omar Sy star in the film, whose English
title is "Mood Indigo."