A juggernaut in Middle-earth

This week’s new film releases reviewed: ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’, ‘Chasing Ice’, ‘Code Name: Geronimo’, ‘Love Crime’ and ‘Smashed’

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’

Tintin and the war

Much has been written about Hergé the collaborator, but the books themselves reveal all. As Steven Spielberg’s new film opens, Simon Kuper investigates