The way I see it: Raymond Briggs
By Staff blogger - 13 December 0:00

Raymond Briggs’s classic children’s book “The Snowman” has been re-released on audio CD, narrated by

How Catholic-bashing became respectable
By Melanie McDonagh - 06 December 12:00

It is worth asking in passing whether Jews could now be depicted with the same idiom as is now being

A mature take on youth
By Ryan Gilbey - 06 December 12:00

Coppola's latest effort is overblown, but cinema is better off for his presence

<strong>Youth With

Gus Van Sant
By Staff blogger - 06 December 0:00

Gus Van Sant is an American film director. His works include “My Own Private Idaho”, “Good Will Hunt

How the West was spun
By Ryan Gilbey - 29 November 12:00

Brad Pitt stars in a downbeat meditation on fame and criminality
<strong>The Assassination of Jesse

Wild, wild east
By Lucy Ash - 29 November 12:00

Soviet-era cowboy films have inspired politicians, writers and cosmonauts alike

Reality bites
By Ryan Gilbey - 22 November 12:00

Directors today are reluctant to rough it - so we need Herzog more than never

<strong>Rescue Dawn

More than just Asian
By Rupa Huq - 19 November 12:24

British Asians have finally broken into main stream media, but a double-standard still exists

Deaths and Dragons
By Ben Coren - 16 November 16:16

Norman Mailer's passing provokes outpourings of praise and condemnation in equal measure

A rather sorry affair
By Ryan Gilbey - 15 November 12:00

This confused and timid adaptation does no justice to Monica Ali's novel

<strong>Brick Lane (15)<

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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>


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

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

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


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