After attracting considerable attention with The Evil Dead, his low-budget 1981 gore-fest, Sam Raimi went on to bigger and better things, among them the western The Quick and the Dead, the thriller A Simple Plan and three Spider-Man pictures.
Storm Thorgerson could be inscrutable, grand and archly funny – all qualities that placed him some distance from the music industry's standard mixture of flimsy bonhomie and superficiality.
Back in the late 90s, when Robert Downey Jr was still being arrested, imprisoned and fired, Shane Black's future didn't seem much rosier.
We are talking about soul music.
Howard Brenton's most recent play, 55 Days, dealt with the imprisonment, trial and execution of Charles I.
If ever one needed a excuse to flip, the heroine of Love is All You Need would appear to have an embarrassment of riches.
In terms of productivity, Laura Marling - still only 23 - is to acoustic folk strumalongs as Rihanna is to turbo-charged, sexually-aggressive R&B.
Paula Hawkins’ bestseller leads a crop of psychological thrillers, in a top 20 dominated by women
Dutch study shows filmgoers who were moved by a sad film got a belated emotional boost – but only if they allowed themselves to shed actual tears
Groan-worthy gag triumphs over efforts from Stewart Francis, Adam Hess and others, including the prize’s youngest ever nominee