Can you treat the Holocaust as an appropriate subject for contemporary art? Not if you use it to giv
Some last-minute sentimentality mars an otherwise fresh take on the biopic
<strong>Che: Part Two
During the Cold War, Hollywood's anti-Soviet message was loud and clear. Today, the film industry is still covering for the White House.
Nuri Bilge Ceylan takes on film noir - and makes it very much his own
<strong>Three Monkeys (15)<
The Academy Awards are a broken institution, characterised by lunatic delusions of prestige and a co
Jack Straw’s promise to reform the House of Lords is long overdue. Remember Lord Kagan?
A hyper-schmaltzy insight into our obsession with youthful looks
<strong>The Curious Case of Benj
The day I nibbled Obama's ear (and Auntie cheered at the cinema)
The immense success of <em>Twilight</em>, both the book and film, proves the vampire genre is still
Sam Mendes has a very literal take on a novel about middle class aspirations
The output of Hollywood is intrinsically pro-establishment, and to understand why you have to follow
The output of Tinseltown is already beginning to reflect a new era in America
Mickey Rourke makes a triumphant return as a washed-up prizefighter
<strong>The Wrestler (15)</st
A poignant story of life in Mumbai gets undermined by corporate money
Abba singalongs aside, plenty of films broke exciting, fresh ground this year
As the year draws to a close, the time comes to take stock of what 2008 has added to the mound of artistic endeavour.
<strong>Globalising Hatred: the New Anti-Semitism</strong>
<em>Weidenfeld & Nic
Peter O'Toole soldiers on, with a sublime and understated tale
<strong>Dean Spanley (U)</stro
<strong>In Person: Thirty Poets</strong>
Filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce Edited by Neil Astley
A season of contemporary work from Iran shows that the country offers its artists rich inspiration -
In 2008 Tilda Swinton completed her transformation from art-house darling to Hollywood power player.
Heavy-handed direction turns one woman's ordeal into a sensationalist affair
A season of vintage South African films takes us on an atmospheric - if occasionally bizarre - journ
An unsettling and inspired exploration of how the trauma of war affects the mind
The plot of the Quantum of Solace makes reference to a real struggle carried out by the social movem