A set of documentary films from 1930 to 1950 shows a Britain in which equality is so near as to feel
As part of our focus on the labour movement and May Day, Daniel Trilling looks at the way movies hav
A twenty tonne lion has provoked heated debate in Scotland and prompted the resignation of the curator Richard Calvocoressi.
US series aiming for kooky charm comes across as cloying instead
Mike Leigh's Poppy is on a happy pill that, unfortunately, doesn't wear off
Shedding the miserabilist tag, Mike Leigh has cheered up on film and in person.
Donald Sutherland is a veteran Hollywood activist who in the 1970s made anti-Vietnam films with Jane
Great acting aside, this series on the lives of comedians has been a let-down
A claustrophobic work argues that desire is a form of imprisonment
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The Eighties are affectionately evoked in this tale of childhood loyalty
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Rakhshan Bani-Etemad is Iran's premier female film director. For 20 years she has quietly challenged
Wayne McGregor, Britain's hottest choreographer, tells Alice O'Keeffe that dance holds the answer to
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.
Haneke's lesson on cinematic violence is nasty to the point of self-parody
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Despite Hollywood success, Anthony Minghella never jettisoned his sensibility or his intellect
A new wave of Polish culture in the UK is challenging stereotypes
A promising social satire descends into ingratiating small-town togetherness
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Dirty talk but no sex in a strangely effective play without a plot
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A cast of celebrity impostors makes for astute commentary on Hello! culture
Perry Henzell created Jamaica's first feature film against all the odds, writes his daughter.
Two directors follow up their promising debuts - with varying results
At 22, Harmony Korine was Hollywood's hottest property. Five years later he was down and out on the
Anthony D’Offay's generosity hasn't gone down well in all quarters, this week in the arts world
Hollywood money is turning indie film into a bankable but clichéd affair
This year's Oscars signal a remarkable cultural renaissance for America in the twilight of the Bush
When Colin MacCabe heard that Derek Jarman was grievously ill, he went to Dungeness to record a last
Two giants of world cinema return in understated fashion, with mixed results
Art heists, ethics, and Beyonce in Aretha’s bad books