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

Musing the muse
By Grace Shortland - 26 May 13:54

When Lucien Freud’s painting Benefits Supervisor Sleeping was sold last week for £17.2m arts columns nationwide began murmuring about capitalism, commodity culture and – crucially – the role of the artist’s

Flogging a dead franchise
By Ryan Gilbey - 22 May 13:00

The latest Indiana Jones shows little of Spielberg's usual pizzazz

<strong>Indiana Jones and the

Home and Away
By Natasha Periyan - 16 May 18:12

From air-kissing New Yorkers in London to wistful Palestinians in Dubai - we go globetrotting as Nat

Tales from the dark side
By Ryan Gilbey - 15 May 13:00

Two directors explore less savoury aspects of human morality

<strong>Terror's Advocate (12A)</str

What's happened to black theatre?
By Natasha Periyan - 10 May 8:32

Missed opportunities

Lights! Camera! Fiction!
By Chris Weitz - 08 May 13:00

A hundred years ago the job of screenwriter didn't exist in the early film business; today the scrip

It's just me, myself and I
By Ryan Gilbey - 08 May 13:00

Morgan Spurlock's documentary is a masterclass in vain, glib navel-gazing

<strong>Where in the Wor

Don't look now
By Ryan Gilbey - 01 May 13:00

A gender-bending teen drama plays with the viewer's role as voyeur

<strong>XXY (15)</strong>


A dangerous experiment
By Rachel Cooke - 24 April 13:00

This appalling documentary was exploitative and irresponsible

<strong>The Doctor Who Hears Voices

Children of the revolution
By Ryan Gilbey - 24 April 13:00

A minimalist animation sheds light on the muddle of modern Iran

<strong>Persepolis (12A)</strong>

Promises, promises
By Lynsey Hanley - 24 April 13:00

A set of documentary films from 1930 to 1950 shows a Britain in which equality is so near as to feel

Strikes on film
By Daniel Trilling - 24 April 11:56

As part of our focus on the labour movement and May Day, Daniel Trilling looks at the way movies hav

Busting a skank
By Grace Shortland - 18 April 19:52

A twenty tonne lion has provoked heated debate in Scotland and prompted the resignation of the curator Richard Calvocoressi.

Death by "dramedy"
By Rachel Cooke - 17 April 13:00

US series aiming for kooky charm comes across as cloying instead

<strong>Pushing Daisies</strong>

An incorrigible state of bliss
By Ryan Gilbey - 17 April 13:00

Mike Leigh's Poppy is on a happy pill that, unfortunately, doesn't wear off


Happy days
By Rebecca Davies - 17 April 13:00

Shedding the miserabilist tag, Mike Leigh has cheered up on film and in person.

No laughing matter
By Rachel Cooke - 10 April 13:00

Great acting aside, this series on the lives of comedians has been a let-down

<strong>Frankie How

Lock up your darlings
By Ryan Gilbey - 10 April 13:00

A claustrophobic work argues that desire is a form of imprisonment

<strong>The Last Mistress (15)

Who's the daddy?
By Stephen Armstrong - 10 April 13:00

Donald Sutherland is a veteran Hollywood activist who in the 1970s made anti-Vietnam films with Jane

Physical education
By Alice O'Keeffe - 03 April 13:00

Wayne McGregor, Britain's hottest choreographer, tells Alice O'Keeffe that dance holds the answer to

Back to the old school
By Ryan Gilbey - 03 April 13:00

The Eighties are affectionately evoked in this tale of childhood loyalty

<strong>Son of Rambow (1

Inside the revolution
By Sheila Whitaker - 03 April 13:00

Rakhshan Bani-Etemad is Iran's premier female film director. For 20 years she has quietly challenged

Disney the ecowarrior
By Grace Shortland - 31 March 10:35

Lost artworks by Disney animators have been restored to America after being discovered in Chibo University, Japan. The works, hand-picked by Walt Disney, were sent to Japan in 1960 as part of an exhibition which coincided with the opening of Sleeping Beauty.

Cruel intentions
By Ryan Gilbey - 27 March 12:00

Haneke's lesson on cinematic violence is nasty to the point of self-parody

<strong>Funny Games (1

The English director
By Ryan Gilbey - 27 March 12:00

Despite Hollywood success, Anthony Minghella never jettisoned his sensibility or his intellect

Bathetic in Bangkok
By Andrew Billen - 19 March 12:00

Dirty talk but no sex in a strangely effective play without a plot

<strong>Tough time, nice time<

The Polish invasion
By James Hopkin - 19 March 12:00

A new wave of Polish culture in the UK is challenging stereotypes

Meet the girlfriend
By Ryan Gilbey - 19 March 12:00

A promising social satire descends into ingratiating small-town togetherness

<strong>Lars and the