When silence speaks loudest
By Sue Hubbard - 26 February 16:23

Can you treat the Holocaust as an appropriate subject for contemporary art? Not if you use it to giv

The method behind the myth
By Ryan Gilbey - 19 February 12:02

Some last-minute sentimentality mars an otherwise fresh take on the biopic

<strong>Che: Part Two

Sticking to the script: John Pilger on how film follows politics
By John Pilger - 19 February 12:02

During the Cold War, Hollywood's anti-Soviet message was loud and clear. Today, the film industry is still covering for the White House.

Turkish delight
By Ryan Gilbey - 12 February 10:29

Nuri Bilge Ceylan takes on film noir - and makes it very much his own

<strong>Three Monkeys (15)<

Rip it up and start again
By Ryan Gilbey - 12 February 10:29

The Academy Awards are a broken institution, characterised by lunatic delusions of prestige and a co

Shakespeare's Globe
By Sebastian Shakespeare - 05 February 10:09

Jack Straw’s promise to reform the House of Lords is long overdue. Remember Lord Kagan?

Age before beauty
By Ryan Gilbey - 05 February 10:09

A hyper-schmaltzy insight into our obsession with youthful looks

<strong>The Curious Case of Benj

Waltz with who?
By Abigail Fielding-Smith - 29 January 10:35

Observations on censorship

Shazia's week
By Shazia Mirza - 29 January 10:35

The day I nibbled Obama's ear (and Auntie cheered at the cinema)

There will be blood
By Kevin Jackson - 29 January 10:35

The immense success of <em>Twilight</em>, both the book and film, proves the vampire genre is still

The revolution that wasn't
By Ryan Gilbey - 29 January 10:35

Sam Mendes has a very literal take on a novel about middle class aspirations


The power behind the screen
By Robbie Graham and Matthew Alford - 29 January 10:35

The output of Hollywood is intrinsically pro-establishment, and to understand why you have to follow

Dawn in Hollywood
By Ryan Gilbey - 22 January 9:58

The output of Tinseltown is already beginning to reflect a new era in America

His finest hour
By Ryan Gilbey - 15 January 9:31

Mickey Rourke makes a triumphant return as a washed-up prizefighter

<strong>The Wrestler (15)</st

Diminishing returns
By Ryan Gilbey - 08 January 9:51

A poignant story of life in Mumbai gets undermined by corporate money

<strong>Slumdog Millionaire

The faces of fame
By Roy Robins - 08 January 9:51

Observations on celebrity

Brave new worlds
By Ryan Gilbey - 18 December 9:44

Abba singalongs aside, plenty of films broke exciting, fresh ground this year

Time for the top ten
By Harry Williams - 15 December 10:24

As the year draws to a close, the time comes to take stock of what 2008 has added to the mound of artistic endeavour.

Misdirected passion
By Antony Lerman - 11 December 9:44

<strong>Globalising Hatred: the New Anti-Semitism</strong>

Denis MacShane

<em>Weidenfeld & Nic

A life less ordinary
By Ryan Gilbey - 11 December 9:44

Peter O'Toole soldiers on, with a sublime and understated tale

<strong>Dean Spanley (U)</stro

Sound and vision
By Michael Glover - 04 December 9:39

<strong>In Person: Thirty Poets</strong>

Filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce Edited by Neil Astley

Living with the monster
By Rachel Aspden - 04 December 9:39

A season of contemporary work from Iran shows that the country offers its artists rich inspiration -

Ice and fire
By Ryan Gilbey - 04 December 9:39

In 2008 Tilda Swinton completed her transformation from art-house darling to Hollywood power player.

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


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