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

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.

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 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

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

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

Keep your eyes off the prize
By Ryan Gilbey - 18 December 12:00

There was a rich feast on offer - but the top Oscar went to the wrong film

One early Christmas present and one turkey
By Ryan Gilbey - 11 December 12:00

A tale of blunt reality sparsely told and a beauty commercial relentlessly oversold


First-class ride to the seaside
By Ryan Gilbey - 04 December 12:00

This quick-paced Britflick has the most dynamic opening of the year

<strong>London to Brighton (15

Lost in the labyrinth
By Ryan Gilbey - 27 November 12:00

This political fairy tale is haunting, but it has little to say about the real world


Striking the wrong note
By David Arnold - 27 November 12:00

Observations on copyright

Sexual healing
By Alice O'Keeffe - 27 November 12:00

With his explicit new film, John Cameron Mitchell is taking on neo-con America.

Lean, mean and cold as ice
By Ryan Gilbey - 20 November 12:00

Laughs are scarce, but the new James Bond is true to the spirit of the books

<strong>Casino Royale

The man with the golden typewriter
By Brian Cathcart - 13 November 12:00

Taittinger champagne, Rolex watches, Beluga caviar and Sea Island underpants: Ian Fleming's Bond nov

Junk cinema
By Anthony Horowitz - 13 November 12:00

Children are reared on tacky Hollywood movies backed by multimillion-dollar marketing campaigns. It

Stealing beauty
By Ryan Gilbey - 13 November 12:00

Two UK directors turn away from epic storytelling, with mixed results

<strong>Breaking and Enterin

Stealing beauty
By James Clasper - 06 November 12:00

America's harsh copyright laws are ridiculed by an exhibition of illegal art

Revolution in the head
By Hunter Davies - 06 November 12:00

John Lennon was never a political animal - so a new film claiming that he brought down governments a

Behind the screen
By Tom Dewe Mathews - 06 November 12:00

<strong>Hollywood Politics and Society</strong>

Mark Wheeler <em>BFI Publishing, 240pp, £16.99</em

Thongs of freedom
By Ryan Gilbey - 06 November 12:00

The Kazakh ace reporter uncovers uncomfortable truths about the US

<strong>Borat: cultural learnin

Fear and loathing in Glasgow
By Ryan Gilbey - 30 October 12:00

A brilliant debut from a director who creates gritty drama with panache

<strong>Red Road (18)</str

Never mind the Bastille, here's a sexy picture
By Ryan Gilbey - 23 October 13:00

Style and hedonism trump history in Sofia Coppola's flawed biopic

<strong>Marie Antoinette (12A)</

Please, sir, can I be excused?
By Ryan Gilbey - 16 October 13:00

Alan Bennett's saccharine tale does not work well on the big screen

<strong>The History Boys (15)<

A brief history of violence
By Ryan Gilbey - 09 October 13:00

The only brains in this gangster flick are the ones splattered on the walls

<strong>The Departed (