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A new documentary allows us access into the private life of the late Australian actor.
As Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles taught us, being young isn’t about fitting in but forging your own path.
By David Hayles
In 1947’s Kiss of Death, Richard Widmark plays a murderous Joker-styled sociopath.
By Anton Bitel
In Christopher Nolan’s urban epic, Batman takes on The Joker… or should that be, George W Bush takes on Osama Bin Laden?
Twelve writers pin their colours to the tentpole in our survey of the best summer movies of the modern era.