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

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

Death in America
By Killian Fox - 19 February 12:00

A shocking documentary about jumpers from the Golden Gate Bridge has prompted a long-overdue debate

All that glitters
By Tom Teodorczuk - 12 February 12:00

With success at the Golden Globes and anticipation building for the Oscars, the British film industr

Love, loss and all that jazz
By Ryan Gilbey - 12 February 12:00

Turkish director presents a wise and moving portrait of a fading romance

<strong>Climates (15)</s

Clash culture
By Patrick Sawer - 12 February 12:00

In a new film, artists from Bono to Damien Hirst pay tribute to Joe Strummer, the punk icon. By <em>

From literature to pulp fiction
By Ryan Gilbey - 05 February 12:00

This could have been a taut drama; instead, it's a squalid red-top exposé

<strong>Notes on a Scan

It's love, but not as we know it
By Ryan Gilbey - 29 January 12:00

Spiritual, sincere and downright silly, this romantic story is weirdly intoxicating

<strong>The Fo

Of love and war
By Ryan Gilbey - 22 January 12:00

Two very different films highlight the human cost of armed conflict

<strong>Iraq in Fragments (12A

Profile Emilio Estevez
By Alice O'Keeffe - 22 January 12:00

The former Brat Pack actor is the unlikely director of a film about the killing of Robert F Kennedy.

A string of mangled opportunities
By Ryan Gilbey - 15 January 12:00

Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin gives a fine performance against all the odds

<strong>The Last King of

Agent provocateur
By Alice O'Keeffe - 15 January 12:00

Alejandro González Iñárritu's latest film, Babel, has provoked anger in the US. Here he talks about

A ghost no more
By Hsiao-Hung Pai - 08 January 12:00

Aiqin Lin was an illegal immigrant. Now she is the star of a powerful new film

To have and have not
By Christopher Bray - 08 January 12:00

From Bogart and Bacall to Brad and Angelina, Hollywood relationships have always reflected the roman

A penguin out of step
By Stephanie Merritt - 08 January 12:00

Mumble, Happy Feet’s tap-dancing penguin, is an anti-religious maverick for our time

Ingmar's islands
By Oliver Bennett - 08 January 12:00

Bergman comes alive as Oliver Bennett discovers the colour and medieval magic of Sweden's best-kept

Farewell, old friend
By Ryan Gilbey - 08 January 12:00

Robert Altman's melancholic last film completes a glorious hat-trick

<strong>A Prairie Home Compan