Promises, promises
By Lynsey Hanley - 24 April 13:00

A set of documentary films from 1930 to 1950 shows a Britain in which equality is so near as to feel

Strikes on film
By Daniel Trilling - 24 April 11:56

As part of our focus on the labour movement and May Day, Daniel Trilling looks at the way movies hav

Busting a skank
By Grace Shortland - 18 April 19:52

A twenty tonne lion has provoked heated debate in Scotland and prompted the resignation of the curator Richard Calvocoressi.

Death by "dramedy"
By Rachel Cooke - 17 April 13:00

US series aiming for kooky charm comes across as cloying instead

<strong>Pushing Daisies</strong>

An incorrigible state of bliss
By Ryan Gilbey - 17 April 13:00

Mike Leigh's Poppy is on a happy pill that, unfortunately, doesn't wear off


Happy days
By Rebecca Davies - 17 April 13:00

Shedding the miserabilist tag, Mike Leigh has cheered up on film and in person.

Who's the daddy?
By Stephen Armstrong - 10 April 13:00

Donald Sutherland is a veteran Hollywood activist who in the 1970s made anti-Vietnam films with Jane

No laughing matter
By Rachel Cooke - 10 April 13:00

Great acting aside, this series on the lives of comedians has been a let-down

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Lock up your darlings
By Ryan Gilbey - 10 April 13:00

A claustrophobic work argues that desire is a form of imprisonment

<strong>The Last Mistress (15)

Back to the old school
By Ryan Gilbey - 03 April 13:00

The Eighties are affectionately evoked in this tale of childhood loyalty

<strong>Son of Rambow (1

Inside the revolution
By Sheila Whitaker - 03 April 13:00

Rakhshan Bani-Etemad is Iran's premier female film director. For 20 years she has quietly challenged

Physical education
By Alice O'Keeffe - 03 April 13:00

Wayne McGregor, Britain's hottest choreographer, tells Alice O'Keeffe that dance holds the answer to

Disney the ecowarrior
By Grace Shortland - 31 March 10:35

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.

Cruel intentions
By Ryan Gilbey - 27 March 12:00

Haneke's lesson on cinematic violence is nasty to the point of self-parody

<strong>Funny Games (1

The English director
By Ryan Gilbey - 27 March 12:00

Despite Hollywood success, Anthony Minghella never jettisoned his sensibility or his intellect

The Polish invasion
By James Hopkin - 19 March 12:00

A new wave of Polish culture in the UK is challenging stereotypes

Meet the girlfriend
By Ryan Gilbey - 19 March 12:00

A promising social satire descends into ingratiating small-town togetherness

<strong>Lars and the

Bathetic in Bangkok
By Andrew Billen - 19 March 12:00

Dirty talk but no sex in a strangely effective play without a plot

<strong>Tough time, nice time<

Freak show of the famous
By Ryan Gilbey - 13 March 12:00

A cast of celebrity impostors makes for astute commentary on Hello! culture

<strong>Mister Lonely

Reggae revolution
By Justine Henzell - 06 March 12:00

Perry Henzell created Jamaica's first feature film against all the odds, writes his daughter.

Second time lucky?
By Ryan Gilbey - 06 March 12:00

Two directors follow up their promising debuts - with varying results

<strong>Garage (18)</strong

Imperfect Harmony
By Daniel Trilling - 06 March 12:00

At 22, Harmony Korine was Hollywood's hottest property. Five years later he was down and out on the

Odd books and Oscars
By Nichi Hodgson - 29 February 17:46

Anthony D’Offay's generosity hasn't gone down well in all quarters, this week in the arts world

The buck stops here
By Ryan Gilbey - 28 February 12:00

Hollywood money is turning indie film into a bankable but clichéd affair

Hollywood reborn
By Ryan Gilbey - 28 February 12:00

This year's Oscars signal a remarkable cultural renaissance for America in the twilight of the Bush

Life after death
By Colin MacCabe - 21 February 12:00

When Colin MacCabe heard that Derek Jarman was grievously ill, he went to Dungeness to record a last

Don't call it a comeback
By Ryan Gilbey - 21 February 12:00

Two giants of world cinema return in understated fashion, with mixed results

Trouble brewing and Ginsberg howls again
By Milly Getachew - 15 February 15:11

Art heists, ethics, and Beyonce in Aretha’s bad books

The elephant in the foyer
By Ryan Gilbey - 14 February 12:00

Bollywood is often ignored by the mainstream media - and that's our loss