The death of art house
By Ryan Gilbey - 20 February 12:00

British directors once made movies as bold as Sebastiane and My Beautiful Laundrette; now they mostl

Victoria Segal - Small-screen hero
By Victoria Segal - 20 February 12:00

A tale of anti-McCarthy pluck sets high standards for TV, writes Victoria Segal

Good Night, and

Victoria Segal - Problem solving
By Victoria Segal - 13 February 12:00

Film - A wandering tale of frustrated talent never quite adds up, writes Victoria Segal

Proof (

The dream weaver
By Tom Webber - 13 February 12:00

Film - Tom Webber marvels at the grandiose visions of a passionate image-maker

Man in black
By Victoria Segal - 06 February 12:00

Film - Portrait of a roots legend hits all the right notes. By Victoria Segal

Walk the Line (1

Victoria Segal - Patriot games
By Victoria Segal - 30 January 12:00

Film - Hollywood's top director makes a troubled foray into politics, writes Victoria Segal


Bollywood's new dream
By Rachel Dwyer - 30 January 12:00

Indian cinema has a global future in its sights

Victoria Segal - Father figures
By Victoria Segal - 23 January 12:00

Film - Cinema's lovable dad becomes a creepy sugar daddy, writes Victoria Segal

Shopgirl (15)

Cinematic Seoul
By Victoria James - 16 January 12:00

World film - Forget Crouching Tiger and Spirited Away - Asia's best new movies are South Korean

John Lyttle - The eastern affront
By John Lyttle - 16 January 12:00

Film - This depiction of oppression is decorously polite, writes John Lyttle

Memoirs of a Geish

Victoria Segal - A load of balls
By Victoria Segal - 09 January 12:00

Film - Angst-ridden veteran makes a hash of his London debut. By Victoria Segal

Match Point (12

Independence day
By David Thomson - 19 December 12:00

Film 2005 - David Thomson reports from America on a year when quality cinema finally became mainstre

Life through the lens
By David Puttnam - 19 December 12:00

Films have never just been about entertainment - they have also been a powerful force for social cha

Director's cut
By Christopher Bray - 12 December 12:00

Hitchcock and 20th-Century Cinema

John Orr <em>Wallflower Press, 224pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 1904764

John Lyttle - Gorilla warfare
By John Lyttle - 12 December 12:00

Film - Epic tales of good versus evil must be shamelessly vulgar, writes John Lyttle

King Kong

Homo on the range
By Peter Swaab - 12 December 12:00

Film - As Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain is released, Peter Swaab searches for earlier instances of ma

John Lyttle - Shoot 'em up
By John Lyttle - 05 December 12:00

Film - Forget acting - cinema-going gamers just want violence, writes John Lyttle

Doom (15)

The emperor's new clothes
By Xiao Jia Gu - 05 December 12:00

Prince Charles was roundly condemned for describing China's leaders as "waxworks", yet the state-spo

Christopher Bray - Light relief
By Christopher Bray - 28 November 12:00

Film - Onion domes, berets and the constructivist haircut. By Christopher Bray

Everything Is Il

Hollywood missionaries
By Boyd Farrow - 21 November 12:00

In a drive to boost revenues, American film bosses are targeting the country's 30 million evangelica

Man of many parts
By David Thomson - 21 November 12:00

Michael Caine: a class act

Christopher Bray <em>Faber & Faber, 358pp, £20</em>

ISBN 057121682X

Victoria Segal - Farewell to charms
By Victoria Segal - 21 November 12:00

Film - Hippogriffs give way to evil, death and raging hormones, writes Victoria Segal

Harry Pot

British cheek
By Sarah Solemani - 21 November 12:00

Film - Playing a 1940s Soho stripper unleashed the exhibitionist in Sarah Solemani

John Lyttle - Victorian virtues
By John Lyttle - 14 November 12:00

Film - Black-and-white morality takes on an unexpected colour, writes John Lyttle

The Constant

Shandy but not bitter
By Lana Asfour - 14 November 12:00

Film - What would a Sterne scholar make of a new version of an "unfilmable" novel? Lana Asfour atten

Will Hollywood's blokes please stand up?
By Boyd Farrow - 07 November 12:00

With the absence of good old-fashioned heroes to provide the cliff-hangers and clinches, Hollywood h

Up to his old tricks
By John Lyttle - 07 November 12:00

Film - Gilliam's grotesque fairy tale lacks the sparkle of real magic, writes John Lyttle

The B

Farrell and Owen - a brief guide
By Jane Kelly - 07 November 12:00

Colin Farrell first came to notice in 1998 in Ballykissangel. His part was small, but the series was huge and it wasn't long, via a friendship with Kevin Spacey, that he found himself in Hollywood.

Live and let live
By Christopher Bray - 31 October 12:00

The Moneypenny Diaries

Edited by Kate Westbrook <em>John Murray, 272pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0719567

Victoria Segal - Something missing
By Victoria Segal - 31 October 12:00

Film - The master of deadpan goes on a tortuous journey to nowhere, writes Victoria Segal