The end of cinema?

Britain’s already beleaguered cinema sector has been plunged into an existential crisis. It should be the moment for all those who love film to rally to the cinematic cause

Charlie Chaplin à la Française

Louis de Funès may be France’s most beloved actor. The choice tells us a lot about those who love him

Theft And Lies In Vienna

Having stolen a Klimt masterpiece, the Nazis could only show it if they hid the Jewish identity of its subject

Getting Away With Murder

A new thriller set in late-Stalinist Soviet Union has alarmed Russian authorities

Why Is ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ the New Normal?

A psychologist and sex therapist wonders where E.L. James's celebration of sadomasochism comes from and what it means for human relationships  

Bad Manors

A pivotal moment in British movie history — and Bob Hoskins’s greatest performance

Farm Agents

The surprising story of Britain's first animated feature, Animal Farm

Right-on self-righteousness

Arguments made by the feminist   critics of Gone Girl demonstrate the problem the Left has with language

Overrated: Lars von Trier

Why is the pretentious Danish film maker and self-styled Nazi taken so seriously?

Pride and Prejudice

A new movie about the miners’ strike ignores the fact that it left Britain with nothing to feel good about

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"