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)</

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

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

Superb cinematic technique lightens this gruelling tale of hostile mountain life

<strong>Times an

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

Space for oddities
By Anonymous - 21 August 10:28

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

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 (

Shallow, botched, insidious
By Ryan Gilbey - 07 August 10:21

Brazil's new hit has a reactionary message, leavened only by its incompetence

<strong>Elite Squad

Lucky man
By Alex Cox - 07 August 10:21

Clint Eastwood is acclaimed for his work as both an actor and a director, but the Hollywood star owe

PR scum are human, too
By Neil Norman - 07 August 10:21

<strong>The Fame Formula: How Hollywood's Fixers, Fakers and Star Makers Created the Celebrity Indus

The joke is on us
By Ryan Gilbey - 31 July 10:07

Provocative social commentary is the order of the day with this US comedian

<strong>Sarah Silverm

A history of violence
By Damian Platt - 31 July 10:07

Elite Squad, the latest film about Rio’s favelas, fails to raise the real issues around police bruta

Stopping Music Piracy
By Jonathan Theodore - 28 July 12:59

Slap on the wrist

Dark was the knight, cold was the clown
By Ryan Gilbey - 24 July 10:18

Despite the presence of the Joker, this superhero franchise is grimmer than ever

<strong>The Dark

The way I see it: Hana Makhmalbaf
By Staff blogger - 24 July 10:18

Makhmalbaf, aged 19, is a film director from Iran. Her debut feature, “Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame

Edinburgh, open city
By Staff blogger - 24 July 10:18

Every August, the Scottish capital plays host to the world's biggest season of arts events. Here, NS

Animated racism
By Jonathan Theodore - 21 July 13:19

No fairy-tale

The golden age of animation
By Ryan Gilbey - 17 July 10:22

Pixar makes yet another great leap forward with its latest release

<strong>WALL·E (U)</strong>

Small screen, bigger picture
By Ryan Gilbey - 17 July 10:22

When the NS film critic Ryan Gilbey started watching the HBO series The Wire, cinema suddenly began

A Holy Grail?
By Jonathan Theodore - 14 July 10:17

Footage containing the missing quarter of Metropolis (1927), long deemed forever lost, has been discovered in a

Money, money, money
By Ryan Gilbey - 10 July 10:18

Plot and dialogue are incidental to this cash-in on Abba's back catalogue

<strong>Mamma Mia! (P

Spot the fake
By Heather McRobie - 04 July 15:31

After admitting that around one third of its Coptic art collection was fake, the Brooklyn Museum of Art has

Keeping it low-key
By Ryan Gilbey - 03 July 10:29

A talented writer-director bangs the drum for plain, unremarkable lives

<strong>The Visitor (

A less than fantastic voyage
By Ryan Gilbey - 26 June 10:24

Devoid of tension, Narnia is a much duller place the second time around

<strong>The Chronicles of

A talent in need of nurture
By Ryan Gilbey - 19 June 11:15

Stylistic gusto fails to hide the flimsy nature of this Dylan Thomas biopic

<strong>The Edge of Lo

Heart of darkness
By Ryan Gilbey - 12 June 10:20

A low hum of horror pervades this exposé of US abuses in Afghanistan

<strong>Taxi to the Dark Side

Everything up for grabs
By Antonia Quirke - 05 June 10:43

<strong>Scenes from a Revolution: the Birth of the New Hollywood</strong>

Mark Harris


Parental misguidance
By Ryan Gilbey - 05 June 10:43

Ben Affleck's directorial debut surpasses anything he's done before

<strong>Gone Baby Gone (15)</s

Seu Jorge
By aloysiusmcd - 05 June 10:43

Seu Jorge starred in the film “City of God” and has released several critically acclaimed albums. Hi

Inside the Maze
By Richard Brooks - 29 May 13:00

Steve McQueen, the UK's official war artist for Iraq, scored a hit at Cannes with a feature film abo