Noah – DVD review

Darren Aronofsky’s broiling, big-budget, CGI-heavy epic brings all manner of strange appendages to the Bible

Putin and the monk

The apparent influence of the Orthodox church on Vladimir Putin is down to one man. So how did Father Tikhon Shevkunov become the confidant – and, some say, confessor – of the Russian president?

Thoroughly misérable

This week’s new film releases reviewed: ‘Les Misérables’, ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’, ‘What Richard Did’, ‘Midnight Son’ and ‘Gangster Squad’

So postmodern it’s criminal

This week’s new film releases reviewed: ‘Seven Psychopaths’, ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’, ‘Celeste and Jesse Forever’, ‘The Oranges’, ‘You Will Be My Son’ and ‘I, Anna’