Sean Penn’s dazed look fits this long view of 1950s America.
The relationship between directors and cinema technicians.
Ryan Gilbey admires a perfectly choreographed story of suspense.
An unglamorous Catherine Deneuve makes for sharp comedy.
An exquisite display of panic and paranoia.
How rejection fuelled the director's vision.
The Rev actor talks about playing a vicar, believing in God and attending university with Nick Clegg
Mel Gibson is an asset to this tale of redemption.
Celebrating the re-release of Alice, the director's 1988 masterpiece.
The comedian Maya Rudolph talks about working with Robert Altman and her new film, Bridesmaids.
The career of a folk hero is reconstructed from archive footage.
Why have movies - documentaries aside - been so slow to respond to the credit crunch?
Ryan Gilbey is charmed by a whimsical picture about life, death and goats.
Win Win gently subverts the conventions of Hollywood story-telling.
Ryan Gilbey reflects on a movie franchise that is way past its sell-by date.
Two studies into the nature of privacy form part of the London International Documentary Festival's
Is Zombie Undead the lowest-grossing film on record?
Ryan Gilbey has said all there is to say for the moment about Terrence Malick (page 40), whose long-awaited Tree of Life is the main attraction at this year's Cannes Film Festival, which runs from 11 to 22 May.
The acclaimed director on a new breed of British film-makers.
Soviet cinema had a brief but remarkable flowering in the 1920s.
Political, questioning art film is a vital but threatened form.
Music does the talking in this tale of a Breton family.
“I’m an attention-seeker. I’m useless at everything else”
Seven highlights, as recommended by us.
An interview with Paul Schrader, writer of <em>Taxi Driver</em>.
Two and a half hours of sadism fails to impress.
Joe Wright's <em>Hanna</em> draws on a rich vein of assassin comedies.
Activist video is providing a corrective to the mainstream media - but nothing beats the power of a
A minimalist Russian thriller annoys and amazes Ryan Gilbey.