Cinema

Divine Diana

22 September 2012 9:00 am

I don’t care much for fashion — ask anyone; I’ve even lately surrendered to the fleece — and don’t care…

Star quality

15 September 2012 9:00 am

Hope Springs is a comedy drama about a long-term marriage that has effectively stalled, and is one of those films…

Luminous, as ever: Keira Knightley as Anna

This world really is a stage

8 September 2012 8:00 am

Joe Wright’s adaptation of Anna Karenina is so bold and audacious its bold audacity becomes the story, rather than the…

Racking up the tension

1 September 2012 8:00 am

Berberian Sound Studio is a film about a man who can’t get his expenses repaid and hurts a lot of…

No laughing matter

25 August 2012 6:00 am

It’s a brave soul who buys a cinema ticket at this time of year, when all the studios try to…

Bourne again

18 August 2012 6:00 am

Seriously, what has Hollywood got against wolves at the moment? First there was last year’s The Grey, which saw a…

Scattergun speed-dating

11 August 2012 6:00 am

OK, let’s get this over with quickly so we can all hurry back to watching the Olympics. I’m obsessed by…

Druggy bear

4 August 2012 6:00 am

The greatest compliment I can pay Seth MacFarlane’s Ted is that although this is essentially one of those slacker, stoner…

Where is he now

28 July 2012 6:00 am

In the late 1960s, a Mexican-American singer-songwriter is signed to a record label after two Motown producers see him performing…

Old and bold

21 July 2012 6:00 am

Two films this week, one about oldies who play table tennis at an international level and another that is a…

Male order

14 July 2012 6:00 am

For those of you who scan speedily to the bottom of reviews to see if a film is worth seeing…

Rating movies

7 July 2012 6:00 am

If, like me, you thought the British Board of Film Classification was staffed by red pen-wielding fuddy-duddies, think again. At…

Teenage dream

7 July 2012 6:00 am

It’s Katy Perry! In 3D! And you’re almost certainly not going to see it! But for most of those who…

Tangled web

30 June 2012 6:00 am

The Amazing Spider-Man isn’t so amazing, actually, and is a reboot of a remake, or a remake of a reboot,…

Two’s company

23 June 2012 6:00 am

So, another week, and another Judd Apatow comedy — The Five-Year Engagement — rolls into town, and blah-de-blah-de-blah and yet…

Dangerous liaisons

16 June 2012 6:00 am

A Royal Affair is a beautifully mounted historical drama which goes right where so many films of this type go…

Whisky galore

2 June 2012 11:00 am

Ken Loach’s The Angels’ Share, which has just won the Jury Prize at Cannes, is part social realism, part comedy…

Birth pains

26 May 2012 11:00 am

As a general rule, what to expect when you are expecting is a baby, which is always kind of miraculous,…

Tough at the top

19 May 2012 11:00 am

The first thing you should know is that I love, adore and worship Sacha Baron Cohen and have this fantasy…

Flaws with a clause

12 May 2012 5:00 pm

Jeff, Who Lives at Home is a film about Jeff, who lives at home, and that’s enough subordinate clauses for…

The gentle touch

4 May 2012 11:00 pm

OK, no funny business this week. Just a straightforward review. No interrogative techniques. No verse. No sky-writing. I don’t have…

What a marvel!

28 April 2012 11:00 am

As last week I believe I provided the world’s first entirely interrogative film review, I thought that this week I…

No flies on me

21 April 2012 1:00 pm

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, anyone who happens to be passing, I have decided to quiz myself about this…

Routine carnage

14 April 2012 12:00 pm

If you go down to The Cabin in the Woods today you can be sure of very little in the…

Booze and pews

14 April 2012 11:45 am

Home cinema equipment isn’t only for the home; in fact, home may not be the best place for it. If…