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


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

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="">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

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