Modest star wields his shtick

This week’s new cinema releases reviewed: ‘The Sapphires’, ‘Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan’, ‘Here Comes the Boom’, ‘Excision’ and ‘Aurora’

Andy Serkis: from Gollum to studio boss

In ‘The Lord of the Rings’, he turned ‘performance capture’ into an art form. Now Andy Serkis is taking on Hollywood. Alice Fishburn meets him at his Imaginarium studio in London, where cutting-edge technology is putting British film ahead of the world

Charisma on a shocking scale

This week’s cinema reviewed: ‘Marley’, ‘Elles’, ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’, ‘Town of Runners’, ‘Lockout’, ‘Beauty’ and ‘Ecstasy’

Film releases: August 12

Nigel Andrews reviews ‘Project Nim’, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’, ‘The Interrupters’ and ‘Elite Squad: The Enemy Within’