The bubble economy
By Brian Dillon - 21 May 12:37

A film about an 18th-century criminal has an eery resonance with the events of today

Through the looking glass
By Ryan Gilbey - 14 May 11:02

Charlie Kaufman's mind-bending directorial debut is both big and clever

Darling, you were wonderful
By Ryan Gilbey - 07 May 12:22

The world of an ageing courtesan is made too seductive for its own good

Pretzel logic
By Heather McRobie - 30 April 13:21

Observations on Berlin

The girl who isn’t there
By Ryan Gilbey - 30 April 13:21

A pan-European production that makes a virtue of ambiguity

Q&A: Werner Herzog
By Daniel Trilling - 24 April 12:21

The director talks about his inspiration behind making <em>Encounters at the End of the World</em>,

Africa’s Oscars
By Katrina Manson - 23 April 13:45

African cinema is in a fix, yet at the top Burkinabé film festival, <em>Katrina Manson</em> finds no

Don’t hold the front page
By Ryan Gilbey - 23 April 13:45

Hollywood bungles an adaptation of a thriller about crime-busting journalists

Perspectives: Werner Herzog, director, on nature
By Staff blogger - 23 April 13:45

"My new film, Encounters at the End of the World, is a documentary about Antarctica. There is a strangeness and beauty out there that really attracted my curiosity – it’s pure science fiction without any technical trick.

Get up, stand up
By Salil Tripathi - 23 April 13:45

Thirty years ago, a violent clash with racists marked
the beginning of a political and artistic aw

Nightmare on Elk Street
By Ryan Gilbey - 09 April 10:18

Can gruesome horror flourish in the kingdom of
flat-pack furniture?

The great rock’n’roll swindle
By Ryan Gilbey - 02 April 12:47

This boorish romp does a disservice to the memory of 1960s pirate radio

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