More than just sweetness and light
By Ryan Gilbey - 11 September 13:00

A screwball comedy is a candid portrayal of low-income America

<strong>Little Miss Sunshine (15)</

Please, Michael Douglas, act your age
By Ryan Gilbey - 04 September 13:00

Ageing star makes unconvincing action hero in this thriller

<strong>The Sentinel (12A) </strong>di

Almodóvar on the rocks
By Ryan Gilbey - 28 August 13:00

Spanish master's eagerly anticipated latest is a let-down

<strong>Volver (15)</strong> dir: Pedro

Who's the weirdest of them all?
By Ryan Gilbey - 21 August 13:00

Drug paranoia rules in a dark and gripping thriller

<strong>A Scanner Darkly (15)</strong> dir: Ri

Classified material
By Tom Teodorczuk - 14 August 13:00

Their decisions can kill a film before its release, but the identities of America's movie censors ar

Manufacturing history
By Linda Grant - 14 August 13:00

In the streets of Cracow, Linda Grant discovers a schmaltzy "Jewish experience" - complete with Amer

There's something silly in the wood shed . . .
By Ryan Gilbey - 14 August 13:00

Two hot young directors are already looking washed up

<strong>Lady in the Water (PG)</strong> dir:

Things could have been so different
By Ryan Gilbey - 07 August 13:00

It's hard to recognise Confederate or eco-friendly America

<strong>CSA: the Confederate States of

Boys don't cry
By Ryan Gilbey - 31 July 13:00

Cinema loves a tough guy. But directors such as Miami Vice’s Michael Mann purvey an outdated, testos

Has Disney lost its va-va-voom?
By Ryan Gilbey - 31 July 13:00

A preachy tale of small-town autos is stuck in first gear

<strong>Cars (PG)</strong> dir: John Las

Prepare to stroke your goatee
By Ryan Gilbey - 24 July 13:00

Subtle dramas are welcome relief in the blockbuster season

<strong>The Death of Mister Lazarescu (

"Sufficientman" would be nearer the mark
By Ryan Gilbey - 17 July 13:00

There is nothing super about this long-awaited sequel

<strong>Superman Returns (12A)</strong> dir:

Sun, sea, sand and horror
By Ryan Gilbey - 10 July 13:00

Beachside dreams go sour in two gruesome tales

<strong>Pirates of the Caribbean: dead man's chest

Father figure
By Sukhdev Sandhu - 10 July 13:00

<strong>In the Wake of a Deadad</strong>

Andrew Kötting <em>University College for the Creative Ar

The sound of music
By Christopher Bray - 10 July 13:00

Bernard Herrmann's soundtracks proved too good for Alfred Hitchcock

Internet killed the video star
By Viv Groskop - 10 July 13:00

As the digital revolution gathers pace and the export of American culture becomes increasingly fraug

Sabina Guzzanti
By Ryan Gilbey - 10 July 13:00

Her hit television show was largely devoted to lampooning Silvio Berlusconi, and as a result it was

Bob Geldof should look and learn
By Ryan Gilbey - 03 July 13:00

A fly-on-the-wall documentary keeps it real with Kanye

<strong>Dave Chappelle's Block Party (15)

Under the red, white and blue
By Ryan Gilbey - 26 June 13:00

A partisan tale of the IRA fails to make its intended impact

<strong>The Wind That Shakes the Barl

A brilliant but flawed man
By Michela Wrong - 26 June 13:00

Journalists are so spoilt. Just as orthodontists get the best dental care and interior decorators the most stylish flats, they enjoy the best coverage. When they are kidnapped, their fate is breathlessly tracked in the media, and when they die, they are mourned as fallen heroes.

Who needs Hollywood?
By Becky Hogge - 19 June 13:00

Internet chatrooms are a fertile resource for film-makers

All smoke and no fire
By Ryan Gilbey - 19 June 13:00

A satire about the tobacco industry proves a damp squib, writes Ryan Gilbey

<strong>Thank You for

Teenage boys and the tyranny of film
By Kira Cochrane - 19 June 13:00

Of all the stupid, ridiculous, mindless films I've ever seen (and, yes, I did catch Hannibal, and Swept Away, and Dumb and Dumberer), the first X-Men movie would without doubt make the top of my top ten.

A man of the people
By Richard Brooks - 19 June 13:00

Ken Loach will not be deterred by the hostile response to his latest film, he tells Richard Brooks

How the personal became political
By Paul Laverty - 19 June 13:00

Paul Laverty, Ken Loach’s screenwriter, explains the genesis of their film

Ugly face of the beautiful game
By Ryan Gilbey - 12 June 13:00

A quiet, profound Iranian comedy shows the World Cup in a new light. By Ryan Gilbey

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Into the darkness
By Victoria Segal - 05 June 13:00

Film - A meticulous 9/11 recreation is full of everyday horrors, writes <strong>Victoria Moore</stro

The giant boy
By Christopher Bray - 05 June 13:00

<strong>Orson Welles: hello Americans</strong>

Simon Callow <em>Jonathan Cape, 507pp, £25</em>

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Cod squad
By Victoria Segal - 29 May 13:00

Film - On screen, Brown's religious thriller is still an unholy mess

<strong>The Da Vinci Code

The Chavista war on cinema
By Alice O'Keeffe - 29 May 13:00

A film about kidnapping is dividing Venezuela, writes <strong>Alice O'Keeffe</strong>

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