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    1. August 22, 2014

      Captain America: The Winter Soldier – DVD review

      Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, 2014 Disney It’s not easy being a superhero: if the supervillains don’t get you, the...

    2. March 27, 2014

      Captain America: The Winter Soldier – film review

      In superhero stories the fight for justice goes on forever. Or so it can seem to a reviewer watching Captain America: The...

    1. January 31, 2014

      Tales of youthful striving at Sundance

      The 30th Sundance Film Festival started somewhat inauspiciously on the day that the nominations for this year’s Oscars were...

    2. December 26, 2013

      All Is Lost – film review

      All is won, cinematically, in All Is Lost. That includes a bet-your-shirt, or even bet-your-house, Best Actor Oscar for...

    3. November 8, 2013

      The Great Gatsby – DVD review

      Baz Luhrmann, 2013 Warner Is fidelity overrated? Jack Clayton’s 1974 Great Gatsby, the one with Robert Redford and Mia...

    4. November 8, 2013

      Which winter coat will work best for you?

      Unlike many female consumers, men tend to shop by temperature rather than by trend. We don’t buy coats when it’s warm...

    5. September 7, 2012

      Electric and eccentric

      What a festival. The 69th Mostra del Cinema has been like lighting a series of unpredictable fireworks. You get a damp fizz...

    6. June 23, 2012

      Fact and fantasy in the newsroom

      In one of those cosmic coincidences of timing, just as the Leveson inquiry in the UK paints journalists in the worst...

    7. June 21, 2012

      Shell’s Arctic plan under fire in Rio

      Royal Dutch Shell is facing a fresh assault on its plans to drill for oil in Arctic waters off Alaska as Sir Paul McCartney...

    8. July 8, 2011

      Why I’ll never be Robert Redford

      It is time to face up to an unpalatable truth. I am never going to be portrayed by Robert Redford in a movie. I know what...

    9. April 22, 2011

      Beyond the pale?

      Sam Waterston and Robert Redford in ‘The Great Gatsby’ (1974) The buzz around Baz Luhrmann’s remake of The Great Gatsby, due...

    10. September 20, 2010

      Small talk: Nicholas Evans

      Nicholas Evans’ celebrated first novel, The Horse Whisperer (1995), has sold more than 15m copies in 36 languages and in...

    11. May 26, 2010

      Iranian film director freed

      Jafar Panahi, Iran’s celebrated film director, was released from prison on Tuesday after spending three months in jail while...

    12. May 12, 2010

      Maybe this time they'll get away with it

      In the days after the election the political class has been treated to the sight of Sir John Major popping up to argue the...

    13. Westminster Blog

      May 11, 2010

      Nick and Dave: John Major Mk II?

      In the days immediately after the election the political class was treated to the sight of Sir John Major popping up to...

    14. Westminster Blog

      May 4, 2010

      Armchair election: Gutting the candidate

      Gordon Brown’s impassioned speech to the Citizens’ UK meeting on Monday has been widely and rightly praised – he showed us a...

    15. January 26, 2010

      The road to reinvention

      Nothing stays still long in America. The country's most famous film festival has been jolted into new life by the country's...

    16. January 25, 2010

      Sundance film festival

      Superhighway for truth: ‘Catfish’ follows three men on their journey to the heart of a riddle in Michigan Nothing stays...

    17. March 28, 2009

      TV films

      Saturday's The Time Machine (Five 2.10pm) is a bit of a time machine itself: a 1960 take on an 1895 novella set 800,000...

    18. February 5, 2009

      Oil leases near Utah’s ‘treasures’ withdrawn

      The Obama administration on Wednesday withdrew oil and gas leases offered in the final days of the Bush administration on 77...

    19. January 31, 2009

      TV films

      To enjoy Saturday's Troy (ITV1 9.50pm) - and it is possible to enjoy this neo-sword and sandals epic starring Brad Pitt as...

    20. December 24, 2008

      Obama to face test on Utah drilling offer

      It was, according to Washington state congressman Brian Baird, "an early Christmas present to the oil and gas industry,...

    21. December 24, 2008

      Obama to face test on Utah drilling offer

      It was, according to Washington state congressman Brian Baird, “an early Christmas present to the oil and gas industry, from...

    22. November 22, 2008

      TV films

      Airing on Saturday, Kenneth Branagh's take on Henry V (BBC2 2.40pm) may lack the urgent timelines and imaginative staging...

    23. November 15, 2008

      The Norman Maclean Reader

      The Norman Maclean Reader Edited by O Alan Weltzein University of Chicago Press £14.50, 352 pages Norman Maclean is best...

    24. November 12, 2008

      A grand communication bargain

      In the classic political film The Candidate, Robert Redford plays a progressive contender running with an increasingly vague...

    25. October 21, 2008

      Gala for an oriental sunrise

      The second annual Sun Festival in Singapore opened with a gala concert on Saturday. The festival dedicates itself to...

    26. October 20, 2008

      Singapore Sun Festival, Esplanade, Singapore

      The second annual Sun Festival in Singapore opened with a gala concert on Saturday. The festival dedicates itself to “music,...

    27. October 18, 2008

      TV choice - Karl French

      There's no shortage of historical intrigue on Saturday. Much of Timewatch: Young Victoria (BBC2 8.10pm) is given over to...

    28. October 11, 2008

      Why journalism wins my vote

      In the summer of 1985, when I arrived in the capital of the United States, The Washington Post was one of the finest...

    29. October 10, 2008

      Why journalism wins my vote

      In the summer of 1985, when I arrived in the capital of the United States, The Washington Post was one of the finest...

    30. June 7, 2008

      TV films

      John Carpenter's decline has been long and slow, but Assault on Precinct 13 (BBC1 Saturday 12.55am) reminds us what a...

    31. May 31, 2008

      Odds & bods: Winning Smiles

      If you're going to smile, make it a Duchenne. The Duchenne smile, named after Guillaume Duchenne, the 19th-century French...

    32. May 3, 2008

      DVD releases

      Burnt by the Sun Nikita Mikhalkov, 1994 Second Sight Burnt by the Sun ' s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar may not have...

    33. April 9, 2008

      A playboy at the movies

      Martin McDonagh has a problem. And he knows it. “You can’t go round thinking that you’re better than anyone else,” he grins....

    34. April 5, 2008

      How To Judge A Book By Its Cover

      THE NATURAL by Bernard Malamud design by Lynn Buckley, 2003 Farrar, Straus and Giroux The Natural, the first book by...

    35. February 12, 2008

      Diary: Mobile World Congress 2008

      DAY 3 - Wednesday Stars shine on the awards ceremony An A-list celebrity line-up including filmmakers Robert Redford and...

    36. January 25, 2008

      Hitmen and hype at Sundance

      T he Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, kicked off its 24th year on Thursday with a screening of In Bruges , a...

    37. January 24, 2008

      Hitmen and hype at the Sundance festival

      The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, kicked off its 24th year this week with a screening of In Bruges, a...

    38. November 17, 2007

      FILMS ON RELEASE

      Beowulf Robert Zemeckis 113 mins (12A) "I'm Beowulf and I'm here to kill your monst-ah," declaims British actor Ray...

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