Motherhood, madness and melodrama
By Ryan Gilbey - 27 November 9:45

Heavy-handed direction turns one woman's ordeal into a sensationalist affair

<strong>Changeling (

An odyssey in black and white
By Gillian Slovo - 27 November 9:45

A season of vintage South African films takes us on an atmospheric - if occasionally bizarre - journ

Thanks for the memories
By Ryan Gilbey - 20 November 9:30

An unsettling and inspired exploration of how the trauma of war affects the mind

<strong>Waltz

007 Bolivian socialist?
By Emma Felber - 14 November 11:11

The plot of the Quantum of Solace makes reference to a real struggle carried out by the social movem

Killing to be cool
By Ryan Gilbey - 13 November 9:32

Black-leather glam over-romanticises the real story of this 1970s guerrilla gang

<strong>The Baade

No place like home
By Rebecca Davies - 13 November 9:32

Fernando Meirelles has made his name with films inspired by the turmoil in his native Brazil. He tel

The age of uncertainty
By Tim Adams - 13 November 9:32

The painters and photographers of the First World War were resolutely on the side of the ordinary so

Misunderestimating George
By Ryan Gilbey - 06 November 9:18

Is the horror of the Bush years beyond satire? Stone's bland effort suggests so

<strong>W (15)</s

A load of Banksy?
By Ruth Collins - 03 November 10:12

Celebrating masochism
By Ryan Gilbey - 30 October 9:16

The latest James Bond blockbuster is little more than the usual exercise in designer violence, while

Creator and critic
By David Thomson - 23 October 10:17

<strong>Thorold Dickinson: a World of Film</strong>

Edited by Philip Horne and Peter Swaab

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Stepford school friends
By Ryan Gilbey - 23 October 10:17

Disney's cheerful cash cow is honest in ways grittier youth films can't match

<strong>High Sc

Queen of outrage
By Alice O'Keeffe - 23 October 10:17

America's favourite taboo-breaker is sharper on gender than she is on race

<strong>Sarah Silverma

Blooming in the desert
By Ruth Collins - 20 October 16:00

Houellebecq and Henri-Levy are raging against the French media, while Qatar gets a new publishing ho

That superior feeling
By Ryan Gilbey - 16 October 10:37

The Coen brothers' espionage comedy is an exercise in smugness

<strong>Burn After Reading (15)</st

An offer you can't refuse
By Ryan Gilbey - 09 October 10:29

The glamour gets scrubbed off the Mob in this Italian drama

<strong>Gomorrah (15)</strong> dir: Ma

Once in a lifetime
By Ryan Gilbey - 02 October 10:48

A child's unearthly performance is at the heart of this brilliant directorial effort

<strong>The F

Talent that doesn't spoil
By Ryan Gilbey - 25 September 11:22

Kristin Scott Thomas is austere, while Ed Harris pulls out all the stops

<strong>I've Loved You So

New hope for the West End?
By Annie McDermott - 22 September 12:14

The success of <a href="http://www.donmarwestend.com/ivanov/">Ivanov</a> this week is a beacon of ho

A classy affair
By Ryan Gilbey - 18 September 10:23

This tense dissection of a holiday fling unpicks bourgeois codes of etiquette

<strong>Unrelated (

Sliced from the curriculum
By Graeme Allister - 15 September 11:54

Armed with three complaints (two about knife crime, one about a goldfish being flushed down the toilet) Britain’s biggest exam board has removed a poem by Carol Ann Duffy from its GCSE English syllabus.

Dazed and confused
By Ryan Gilbey - 11 September 10:52

This stoner comedy is muddled - and not because of the high-grade weed

<strong>Pineapple Express

Too posh for popcorn
By Yo Zushi - 04 September 11:11

Independent cinemas once provided affordable art for all. Now, a growing number offer audiences a lu

Outmoded behaviour
By Ryan Gilbey - 04 September 11:11

Two period dramas rich in detail, but not so good at characterisation

<strong>The Duchess (12A)</

Peaks and troughs
By Ryan Gilbey - 28 August 10:22

Superb cinematic technique lightens this gruelling tale of hostile mountain life

<strong>Times an

Space for oddities
By Anonymous - 21 August 10:28

A carefully catalogued archive of Stanley Kubrick's possessions offers an insight into the director'

Short, sweet and pricey
By Ryan Gilbey - 21 August 10:28

A pleasantly trivial doodle of boyhood friendship in gritty north London

<strong>Somers Town (12A

Hancock's two and a half hours
By Ryan Gilbey - 14 August 11:03

A talented Russian creates suspense, but doesn't know what to do with it

<strong>The Banishment (

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