Possession (Andrzej Zulawski, 1981)

There are films that are bad. There are films that are so bad they’re good. And then there is Possession. Maverick Polish director Andrzej Zulawski’s 1981 arthouse horror flick is like no other...

Peter Robb – ‘M’ (Bloomsbury, 2000)

Peter Robb dials M for maverick in his flawed but brilliant account of the life of Caravaggio “M? M was a painter. This is a book about him."  So begins Peter Robb's epic biography of Caravaggio, the...

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (Random House, 2004)

The very definition of a mixed bag - but this book contains a glittering jewel of contemporary short fiction With Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell tests his readers' patience to the limit and gets away with it...

I Am Love (Luca Guadagnino, 2009)

Set at the turn of the millennium, I Am Love tells the story of the Recchis, a family dynasty of fabulously wealthy Milanese textile producers.  At its centre is Emma, an impeccably glamorous and dutiful...

Futurism @ Tate Modern, London

Futurism's first wave lived fast and died young - but has it left a good-looking corpse? One hundred years ago, in February 1909, the Italian poet and dilletante FT Marinetti hijacked the front page of Le...