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

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

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

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


John Lyttle - Hit woman
By John Lyttle - 24 October 13:00

Film - Almond eyes are not enough to turn a star into a bounty hunter, writes John Lyttle


The sheer slog of life
By Sukhdev Sandhu - 24 October 13:00

Documentary film - It has become fashionable to release quirky documentaries about social oddities.

John Lyttle - Blood-red army
By John Lyttle - 17 October 13:00

Film - Vampires stalk Moscow's dark streets in a grim horror parable. By John Lyttle

Night Watc

Samira Makhmalbaf
By Nicole Mowbray - 17 October 13:00

10 people - Nicole Mowbray on a precocious director whose films speak for oppressed women everywhere

John Lyttle - Sole sisters
By John Lyttle - 10 October 13:00

Film - Fabulous shoes and Britflick cliches save more northerners, writes John Lyttle

Kinky Boo

John Lyttle - Kind of magic
By John Lyttle - 03 October 13:00

Film - An anime wizard in fabulous drop earrings? How improving, writes <strong>Howl's Moving Castle

Kathy Lette - Engage the enemy
By Kathy Lette - 26 September 13:00

Women fight an unequal battle in a sparkling new adaptation, writes Kathy Lette

Pride and Preju

John Lyttle - Fight the power
By John Lyttle - 19 September 13:00

Film - A Depression-era hero strikes a blow for America's underdogs, writes John Lyttle


Mark Kermode - Jokers in the pack
By Mark Kermode - 12 September 13:00

Film - Dirty gags and a saw-wielding maniac make for tasteless fun, writes Mark Kermode

The Ari

Mark Kermode - Rock'n'roll suicide
By Mark Kermode - 05 September 13:00

Film - A self-indulgent Kurt Cobain biopic makes brainless viewing

Last Days (15)

An own goal<br />
By Boyd Farrow - 29 August 13:00

Why is America immune to the charms of soccer? Perhaps because Hollywood has never paid it any atten

Mark Kermode - On the road again
By Mark Kermode - 29 August 13:00

Film - Two lame-brained hill-billies make an unwelcome return, writes Mark Kermode

The Dukes of

Mark Kermode - Charmless spells
By Mark Kermode - 22 August 13:00

Film - A postmodern remake loses all the magic of the 1960s original, writes Mark Kermode


Grace riot
By Mark Kermode - 15 August 13:00

Film - An LA parable finds a spiritual dimension in earthly ructions. By Mark Kermode

Crash (15

Miranda Sawyer - Eternal torment
By Miranda Sawyer - 08 August 13:00

Film - An ultra-violent slasher flick that feels as if it will never end. By Miranda Sawyer


Death in the afternoon
By Christopher Bray - 01 August 13:00

Film - Christopher Bray explores a world of secrets and stifled passion in Claude Chabrol's claustro

The A-listers' belief system
By Boyd Farrow - 01 August 13:00

Why was there a Scientology tent on the set of War of the Worlds? Boyd Farrow explains how this cult