Strictly glum dancing
By Victoria Segal - 07 June 13:00

The characters might be miserable, but this rom-com is warm at heart

<strong>Not Here to Be Loved

Taking over the asylum
By Christopher Bray - 04 June 13:00

This gruesome black comedy will definitely put you off your dinner

<strong>Lunacy (18)</strong> di

The cinema as a moral leveller
By George Bernard Shaw - 28 May 13:00

George Bernard Shaw on the role of the cinema

Dead in the water
By Ryan Gilbey - 28 May 13:00

A sterile adaptation of Raymond Carver is outdone by a gay high-school drama

<strong>Jindabyne (15

Watching the detectives
By Ryan Gilbey - 21 May 13:00

This thriller defies conventions to show the true personal cost of a murder case

<strong>Zodiac (1

Culture vultures
By David Lammy - 14 May 13:00

Will the Olympics really be bad for the arts? David Lammy outlines his plans for the 2012 "Cultural

Whitewashed and watered down
By Ryan Gilbey - 14 May 13:00

Mandela is relegated to the sidelines of his own life in this cowardly biopic

<strong>Goodbye Bafa

How to be completely irrelevant
By Martin Bright - 09 May 18:45

You heard the one about the movie about the tortured young man?

A kiss is still a kiss
By Salil Tripathi - 08 May 13:14

Salil Tripathi attacks the lawyers and judges from 'Indian hick towns' who criticise Shilpa Shetty b

Take a crawl on the dark side
By Ryan Gilbey - 07 May 13:00

Spider-Man's breezy charm has been replaced by standard superhero moping

<strong>Spider-Man 3 (12

Paperbacks to go
By John Sutherland - 07 May 13:00

John Sutherland on the books for sale in cinemas, cafés and designer boutiques

The real price of cheap food
By Rachel Cooke - 07 May 13:00

A moving film uncovers the rural world abandoned by new Labour

<strong>The Lie of the Land</strong

See No Evil, Hear No Evil
By James Medhurst - 01 May 12:12

When will Hollywood and the rest of the arts world get the message about catering for disabled peopl

Get behind me, Satan
By Annalisa Barbieri - 30 April 13:00

Meryl Streep brings back some painful memories.

Island mentality
By Gillian Pachter - 30 April 13:00

Gillian Pachter visits Utila, a tropical idyll that plays up to our modern fantasies of an unspoiled

A hair's breadth from greatness
By Ryan Gilbey - 30 April 13:00

Evocative slice of skinhead life gets bogged down in worn symbolism

<strong>This Is England (18)</

Pseud's corner
By Johann Hari - 30 April 13:00

The star philosopher Slavoj Zizek commits intellectual suicide in his latest film

Tinseltown tyrants
By Tom Dewe Mathews - 23 April 13:00

<strong>Hollywood and the Mob: movies, mafia, sex & death</strong>

Tim Adler <em>Bloomsbury, 278p

Addictive personalities
By Ryan Gilbey - 23 April 13:00

The charismatic Ryan Gosling looks good even on a diet of hard drugs

<strong>Half Nelson (15)</str

The banality of evil
By Ryan Gilbey - 16 April 13:00

Assured portrayal of a Stasi spy is more chilling than any horror film

<strong>The Lives of Others

It's not the end of the world
By Ryan Gilbey - 09 April 13:00

Moments of hope pierce the gloom for the characters in this Finnish comedy

<strong>Lights in the D

The last auteur
By Daniel Trilling - 09 April 13:00

Director Bruno Dumont talks about the decline of art-house cinema in France and explains how he does

What Egyptian cinema can teach us
By Ziauddin Sardar - 02 April 13:00

How film can offer a complex reading of the origins and motivations of Muslim fundamentalists

Funny guy with a serious talent
By Ryan Gilbey - 19 March 12:00

The director of this ultra-low-budget indie comedy is one to watch

<strong>Funny Ha Ha (15)</stron

And now for something completely different
By Ryan Gilbey - 12 March 12:00

Experimental cinema meets the mainstream, with mixed results

<strong>The Good German (15)</strong>

More sinful than saintly
By Ryan Gilbey - 05 March 12:00

Stylish visuals aren't enough to save this grimy memoir

<strong>A Guide to Recognising Your Saints

Food for thought
By Ryan Gilbey - 05 March 12:00

Richard Linklater defined the slacker generation of the 1990s, but his latest film is a tough exposé

Sit down, and I'll tell you a story
By Ryan Gilbey - 26 February 12:00

A spectacularly intense fantasy is the pick of the Berlin festival crop

<strong>57th Berlin Intern

African dreams
By Vanessa Walters - 26 February 12:00

The continent must express itself on film, Danny Glover and Abderrahmane Sissako tell Vanessa Walter

The devil is in the detail
By Ryan Gilbey - 19 February 12:00

Clint Eastwood's powerful drama intimately captures the chaos of conflict

<strong>Letters from Iwo

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