Film as an act of love
By Sukhdev Sandhu - 02 April 12:47

Fifty years ago, François Truffaut’s Quatre cents coups
heralded a revolution in cinema. Sukhdev S

A proper Charlie
By Owen Hatherley - 26 March 10:11

Chaplin: the Tramp’s Odyssey
Simon Louvish
Faber & Faber, 432pp, £25

Chinks in his Armani
By Ryan Gilbey - 19 March 11:48

The life of Italy’s malevolent former leader is rendered in unforgiving style

<strong>Il Divo (15

Six of the best: Brits to watch
By Daniel Tapper - 19 March 11:48

Half-dozen of the hottest emerging Brit-screen talents

Too much of a feel-good thing
By Ryan Gilbey - 19 March 11:48

Under Labour, British cinema has enjoyed a commercial renaissance. If only more film-makers were wil

Australia’s underbelly
By Ryan Gilbey - 12 March 9:28

Fond memories of the lurid world of “Ozploitation” cinema
<strong>Not Quite Hollywood (18)</strong>

One woman and her dog
By Ryan Gilbey - 05 March 10:49

Kelly Reichardt’s latest film revives Italian neo-realism in America’s west

<strong>Wendy and Luc

The beauty of bureaucracy
By Owen Hatherley - 05 March 10:49

Owen Hatherley looks back on an era when public-service films were a heady combination of wild exper

Please, sir, can we have some more?
By Ryan Gilbey - 26 February 16:23

Here's a classroom drama that is neither lecture nor tear-stained ode

<strong>The Class (15)</str

When silence speaks loudest
By Sue Hubbard - 26 February 16:23

Can you treat the Holocaust as an appropriate subject for contemporary art? Not if you use it to giv

Sticking to the script
By John Pilger - 19 February 12:02

During the Cold War, Hollywood's anti-Soviet message was loud and clear. Today, the film industry is

The method behind the myth
By Ryan Gilbey - 19 February 12:02

Some last-minute sentimentality mars an otherwise fresh take on the biopic

<strong>Che: Part Two

Turkish delight
By Ryan Gilbey - 12 February 10:29

Nuri Bilge Ceylan takes on film noir - and makes it very much his own

<strong>Three Monkeys (15)<

Rip it up and start again
By Ryan Gilbey - 12 February 10:29

The Academy Awards are a broken institution, characterised by lunatic delusions of prestige and a co

Age before beauty
By Ryan Gilbey - 05 February 10:09

A hyper-schmaltzy insight into our obsession with youthful looks

<strong>The Curious Case of Benj

Shakespeare's Globe
By Sebastian Shakespeare - 05 February 10:09

Jack Straw’s promise to reform the House of Lords is long overdue. Remember Lord Kagan?

Waltz with who?
By Abigail Fielding-Smith - 29 January 10:35

Observations on censorship

Shazia's week
By Shazia Mirza - 29 January 10:35

The day I nibbled Obama's ear (and Auntie cheered at the cinema)

There will be blood
By Kevin Jackson - 29 January 10:35

The immense success of <em>Twilight</em>, both the book and film, proves the vampire genre is still

The revolution that wasn't
By Ryan Gilbey - 29 January 10:35

Sam Mendes has a very literal take on a novel about middle class aspirations


The power behind the screen
By Robbie Graham and Matthew Alford - 29 January 10:35

The output of Hollywood is intrinsically pro-establishment, and to understand why you have to follow

Dawn in Hollywood
By Ryan Gilbey - 22 January 9:58

The output of Tinseltown is already beginning to reflect a new era in America

His finest hour
By Ryan Gilbey - 15 January 9:31

Mickey Rourke makes a triumphant return as a washed-up prizefighter

<strong>The Wrestler (15)</st

Diminishing returns
By Ryan Gilbey - 08 January 9:51

A poignant story of life in Mumbai gets undermined by corporate money

<strong>Slumdog Millionaire

The faces of fame
By Roy Robins - 08 January 9:51

Observations on celebrity

Brave new worlds
By Ryan Gilbey - 18 December 9:44

Abba singalongs aside, plenty of films broke exciting, fresh ground this year

Time for the top ten
By Harry Williams - 15 December 10:24

As the year draws to a close, the time comes to take stock of what 2008 has added to the mound of artistic endeavour.

Misdirected passion
By Antony Lerman - 11 December 9:44

<strong>Globalising Hatred: the New Anti-Semitism</strong>

Denis MacShane

<em>Weidenfeld & Nic

A life less ordinary
By Ryan Gilbey - 11 December 9:44

Peter O'Toole soldiers on, with a sublime and understated tale

<strong>Dean Spanley (U)</stro