The metaphorical life
By Claire Provost - 09 November 17:59

From anti-capitalist zombies to existentialist New Orleans, this week’s world of arts brings allegor

A walk on the slow side
By Ryan Gilbey - 08 November 12:00

Sean Penn resists all that Hollywood moralising in a trip to the Alaskan waste

<strong>Into the W

Hollywood, year zero
By Ryan Gilbey - 08 November 12:00

Now that the internet brings us uncensored footage of the Iraq War, film-makers must move quickly to

Shooting for peace
By Abigail Fielding-Smith - 08 November 12:00

<em>Beaufort</em> - set during the occupation of Lebanon - has been hailed as Israel's first great w

From Emo to Indie
By Claire Provost - 05 November 10:49

Such is art to be introspective, but how much is too much?

An icon for an icon
By Ryan Gilbey - 01 November 12:00

McDowell's homage to his mentor says just as much about its impish narrator

<strong>Never Apologi

The history boys
By Rachel Aspden - 01 November 12:00

Algeria's El Gusto hark back to a golden age of religious tolerance

Repetition with variation
By Claire Provost - 26 October 18:51

Adaptations: This week’s world of art brings us recycled ideas and re-packaged money-makers

Bringing it home
By Kwame Kwei-Armah - 25 October 13:00

The debate over the exodus of Britain's black actors has finally begun. Now it is time to start talk

Times of turmoil
By Hywel Williams - 25 October 13:00

<strong>Borrowed Time: the Story of Britain Between the Wars</strong>

Roy Hattersley <em>Little,

Holy fools
By Jeff Sharlet - 25 October 13:00

In the 1960s, hippies, rock stars and progressives flocked to Francis Schaeffer's Christian retreat,

The medicine man
By Ryan Gilbey - 25 October 13:00

Michael Moore delivers a stinging, if clumsy, attack on US health care

<strong>Sicko (12A)</stron

Dear diary
By Yo Zushi - 25 October 1:00

<strong>Summer Rain: a Reporter’s Diary of the 2006 War Between Israel and Hezbollah</strong>

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Children of the revolution
By Melissa Benn - 25 October 1:00

The tension between left-wing parents and their offspring is a rich seam for cinema

Guaranteed to give you shivers
By Ryan Gilbey - 18 October 13:00

Cronenberg, the master of disgust, delivers a flawed but subversive thriller

<strong>Eastern Prom

The way I see it: Julie Gavras
By Staff blogger - 18 October 13:00

Julie Gavras is a French film director and writer, daughter of the acclaimed director Costa-Gavras.

Escaping Guantanamo
By Stephen Armstrong - 18 October 13:00

Riz Ahmed has played one of the Tipton Three and the brother of a suicide bomber. Now he'd really li

Move over, Jamie Oliver
By Ryan Gilbey - 11 October 13:00

Pixar's latest offering is mouth-watering - if you can stomach a meal served by rats

<strong>Rata

Unknown pleasures
By Ryan Gilbey - 04 October 13:00

There's a surprising amount of humour in this take on the Joy Division story

<strong>Control (15)

Things that make you go hmmm
By Ryan Gilbey - 27 September 13:00

Don't try to make sense of Matthew Barney's films - just enjoy the weirdness

<strong>Drawing Res

A reservoir dog's dinner
By Ryan Gilbey - 20 September 13:00

This 1970s B-movie homage is Tarantino on autopilot - two hours of utter trash

<strong>Death Proo

The great crusader
By Amy Raphael - 20 September 13:00

Ken Loach's blistering new film about Britain's migrant workforce attacks the culture of "flexible l

The plot thickens
By Ryan Gilbey - 13 September 13:00

Marwan Hamed skilfully renders these interweaving stories of Cairo life

<strong>The Yacoubian Buil

Style over substance
By Ryan Gilbey - 06 September 13:00

Ian McEwan's novel fails to make the transition to film, despite a star cast

<strong>Atonement (1

Mum's the word
By Ryan Gilbey - 30 August 13:00

David Mackenzie's tale of a teenage obsessive shows a touch of genius

<strong>Hallam Foe (18)</str

Rebel without a pause
By Stephen Armstrong - 30 August 13:00

Once Hollywood's <em>enfant terrible</em>, Spike Lee is now directing blockbusters and TV shows. But

Edinburgh's forgotten festival
By Alyssa McDonald - 29 August 14:54

From 15-hour Fassbinder epics to IRN-BRU adverts, Edinburgh's film festival is unlike any other

Hands in glove
By Ryan Gilbey - 23 August 13:00

A sensitive take on D H Lawrence recalls the heyday of French cinema

Bourne to thrill
By Ryan Gilbey - 16 August 13:00

Matt Damon shines in an intelligent, pacy action film with a conscience

<strong>The Bourne Ultimat

Just another gigolo
By Ryan Gilbey - 09 August 13:00

Woody Harrelson gives a waspish performance in this story of a male escort

<strong>The Walker (15

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