26 January 2012
The Descendants (15)dir: Alexander PayneImagine Patricia Hastie's excitement at telling her loved ones she had landed a...
25 January 2012
A sad week for cinema. Two influential figures are dead: Theo Angelopoulos, the 76-year-old director of The Travelling...
19 January 2012
18 January 2012
David Hockney may have been a greater presence in your life recently than members of your own family. Anyone would...
13 January 2012
Shame (18); Margin Call (15)dir: Steve McQueen; dir: J C ChandorHave you had your five-a-day? Brandon Sullivan, the...
10 January 2012
Much consternation among people who care about such things -- ie fanboys/girls and studio executives -- over the...
04 January 2012
27 December 2011
Our film awards
12 December 2011
Brain and heart were given a workout in my film of the year, A Separation, from the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi....
09 December 2011
Mysteries of Lisbon (PG)dir: Raúl RuizOrdinarily, I scribble notes when watching a movie. The work of the Chilean...
05 December 2011
"Scopophilia" is the term, popularised by film theorists, which describes the pleasure derived from looking (...
24 November 2011
The Deep Blue Sea (12A)dir: Terence DaviesThe Deep Blue Sea is a tale of two Terences: Rattigan, who wrote the 1952...
23 November 2011
Filmmakers drawn to the generation-spanning yarn often fail to foresee or sidestep a structural booby-trap that comes...
17 November 2011
Snowtown (18)dir: Justin KurzelWatching the film Spanking the Monkey, about a compulsively onanistic young man who...
15 November 2011
Ever since movie versions of sitcoms fell from whatever tawdry favour they once enjoyed, old comedy shows can hope for...