Bright Star (PG)
By Ryan Gilbey - 05 November 5:55

A deft treatment of John Keats's love life

An Education (12A)/Taking Woodstock (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 29 October 7:51

It’s hard to avoid cliché in such a well-visited era

Fantastic Mr Fox (PG)
By Ryan Gilbey - 22 October 8:48

The puppets are gorgeous but the script's a bit familiar, writes Ryan Gilbey

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (12A)
By Ryan Gilbey - 15 October 8:38

A strangely underpowered effort from Terry Gilliam

The NS Interview: Terry Gilliam
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 15 October 8:38

“Making films is just a cheap version of being God”

Up (U)
By Ryan Gilbey - 08 October 6:46

Pixar achieves lift-off with its latest 3-D outing

The Invention of Lying (12A)
By Ryan Gilbey - 01 October 8:13

I can’t lie – this is an absolute stinker of a movie

Born in '68 (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 24 September 6:50

French hippie ideals sour in less than convincing style

Away We Go (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 17 September 6:48

Sam Mendes and a hip literary couple deliver a shockingly smug movie

Fish Tank (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 10 September 8:56

A quirky drama finds unexpected poetry in the Essex badlands

Seduction line
By Ryan Gilbey - 10 September 8:56

“What a tremendous eye he has,” said David Bowie of the film-maker Nagisa Oshima after working with

Big River Man (15) and Bustin’ Down the Door (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 03 September 8:19

Two waterborne documentaries leave several questions floating

Back to mine
By Paul Routledge - 03 September 8:19

From Yorkshire to Somerset, the coal industry once employed a million men and was the lifeblood of h

Broken Embraces (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 27 August 8:07

The once searingly original Spanish auteur stoops to

The way I see it: Claire Denis, director
By Staff blogger - 23 August 23:37

Does art make a difference? Art is part of the world, it is already there. It is not a medicine. It is essential, not an ointment.

Inglourious Basterds (18)
By Ryan Gilbey - 20 August 8:40

Nazi hunters mix with cinema buffs in a return to form for Tarantino

Sin nombre (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 13 August 8:24

This immigrant tale is a flimsy but entertaining gangland thriller

Mesrine: Killer Instinct (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 06 August 9:11

There’s life yet in the French gangster movie genre

Kambakkht Ishq (12A)
By Ryan Gilbey - 30 July 9:03

There’s no need for Bollywood to appeal to Middle England – it’s a success already

From the NS archive: Dogme 95
By Staff blogger - 23 July 13:00

In this extract from his 1999 review of Thomas Vinterberg's film “Festen", Jonathan Romney considers Lars von Trier's contributions
to the Dogme 95 manifesto for a new cinema

Antichrist (18)
By Ryan Gilbey - 23 July 13:00

Lars von Trier’s Antichrist has provoked shock and disgust – even calls for it to be banned.

Another world is possible
By Marina Lewycka - 23 July 13:00

The bestselling novelist Marina Lewycka remembers the blood, sweat and tears of making a film about

United they stood
By Ryan Gilbey - 16 July 11:37

A playful yet passionate homage to the Tolpuddle Martyrs

Perspectives: Mike Figgis
By Staff blogger - 16 July 11:37

Mike Figgis, director, on the future of film

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (12A)
By Ryan Gilbey - 16 July 11:37

Hogwarts may not be a sink school, but there’s still room for improvement

Brüno (18)
By Ryan Gilbey - 09 July 11:29

More than just a raunchy comedy, this is a satire of Swiftian intent

Public Enemies (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 02 July 12:18

Dazzling visuals can’t disguise a lack of character in this 1930s crime flick

Movies, minus the popcorn
By Ryan Gilbey - 25 June 11:37

A series of close-ups of women at the cinema is intriguing, but hardly great art

Jobs for the boys
By Ryan Gilbey - 18 June 13:01

Ryan Gilbey salutes a new wave of British film-makers, but wonders: where are all the women?

Looking for Eric (15)
By Ryan Gilbey - 11 June 13:12

Loach’s most upbeat film yet delivers moments of magic without convincing