Spectre — DVD review

Superb action and laborious backstory as Daniel Craig’s Bond goes Awol to avenge M’s death

Measure for measure

He could have played the great roles – so what went wrong for Oliver Reed? Christopher Bray reviews ‘What Fresh Lunacy Is This?’, by Robert Sellers

On the love trampoline

In ‘Country Girl’, Edna O’Brien describes a life of parties, Proustian prose and difficulties in balancing obligations with needs

Great moment is far from Close

This week’s films reviewed: ‘Albert Nobbs’, ‘Avengers Assemble’, ‘Damsels in Distress’, ‘African Cats’, ‘The Monk’, ‘Being Elmo’ and ‘Outside Bet’

Film releases: December 23

Reviews of the week’s releases: ‘The Artist’, ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’, ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ and ‘The Lady’

Edinburgh Film Festival

Martin Hoyle picks his highlights, which involve illusionists, witches, Siamese twins, a voodoo priestess and a love-sick librarian