The Berlin Film Festival does not have the imperative clout of Cannes - which lines up the must-see art house films for the year ahead - or of Toronto, which starts the clock on the Oscars.
FOR once, the French do not have a word for it.
It's one of the most anticipated films of the year and this weekend we'll find out if the build up for The Lego Movie has been worth it.
Actress and model Lily Cole will play Helen of Troy in a new play by poet Simon Armitage.
The four-wheeled stars of the Bond films are gearing up for a new show at the London Film Museum.
Gregory's Girl star Clare Grogan has joined the cast of a new indie Scottish romcom road movie.
FOR a 44-year-old, Spike Jonze is looking ridiculously youthful.
It is a week since the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose sudden, premature absence from our film-going still does not bear thinking about.
Commemorating the 10th anniversary of any cultural event in harsh economic climes and a one-click, free-download society is no mean feat, particularly for a film gala.
Deep in the heart of Texas the stars are famously big and bright, but celestial watchers may have noticed them dimming recently.
Chiara Mastroianni recalls a childhood visit in the late 1970s to Rome's famed Cinecitta Studios, and the film set of Fellini's typically extravagant City Of Women, in which her father Marcello was starring.
Alan Davies has an exciting year ahead.
Simon Cowell had a near miss after volunteering to take part in a knife-throwing act which went wrong during a Britain's Got Talent audition.
There is a certain harmony in Abi Morgan writing the screenplay for The Invisible Woman, a new drama about the relationship between the actress Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens.
Out Of The Furnace feels like a blast from the past.
Austrian actor Maximilian Schell, who won the best actor Oscar in the early 1960s for his role in the drama Judgment at Nuremberg, has died at the age of 83.
Ageing rockers including Peter Gabriel are among the figures parodied in a new BBC spoof documentary series which reunites stars of The Fast Show.
Actress Julianne Moore says her daughter was crestfallen to find she was starring with Liam Neeson on a new movie - after confusing him with young heartthrob Liam Hemsworth.
Despicable Me 2 was the biggest hit film of last year, pulling in more than £47 million at the box office, according to figures released by the film industry.
BBC bosses have ordered a a new series of corner shop sitcom Still Open All Hours after being impressed with the Christmas special.
FROM the moment Jared Leto heard about Dallas Buyers Club, he sensed the ensuing journey would be special.
Top Gear's Africa special has been named as the most watched show on the BBC iPlayer in the past year - as figures show use of the on-demand service shot up a third in the past 12 months.
ITV is launching a new pay channel dedicated to drama in a bid to move away from its reliance on traditional TV advertising.
Arctic Monkeys have triumphed over David Bowie to win a major arts gong.