Accents Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be

Bob Hoskins would feel out of place in the self-conscious London of today's films

Deluge of Green Sentimentality

In Darren Aronofsky's Noah God punishes humanity for its crimes against the environment

Very Young Ladies and the Tramp

Peter Ackroyd's new biography shows that Charlie Chaplin was an incorrigible womaniser but a brilliant innovator

Right on the Money

Films with conservative themes are more common than their makers might care to admit

They All Read The Same Bible

A superb new film vividly portrays the use and abuse of scripture by slavers to justify their evil acts

The Best Years of American Cinema

The greatest American movie of all time was made in 1946 and you'll never have heard of it

Hollywood Does It Best

The Butler may be simplistic and sentimental but it is the kind of movie at which America still excels

Not Pretty Enough For The Pictures

Benedict Cumberbatch is hard to watch as Julian Assange and a new Juliet brings to mind Shrek’s bride

Hope Is Where The Heart Is

Richard Curtis eschews his usual smugness and fakery in his latest feelgood feature, About Time

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"