Great acting cannot save Paul Thomas Anderson’s ponderous new Scientology movie, The Master

Joe Wright’s Karenina is well-scripted but too stagey and his Anna lacks depth

Vertigo is now the “Greatest Film Of All Time”. Like Citizen Kane, it excites more admiration than love

In Cosmopolis, Robert Pattinson is aiming for mainstream leading man territory

Tim Burton serves up the same old tosh, but Sacha Baron Cohen still skewers dictators and liberals

Can you remember when you last heard a cinema audience laugh together at the same joke?

John Madden’s cinematic saga of late-life self-discovery in India is rightly a popular triumph

The arts have failed to respond adequately to 9/11. Stephen Daldry’s new film is no exception

The great French film director’s magnum opus, Shoah, brought home the reality of the Holocaust

The Iron Lady does its subject and her legacy proud—but I hope Lady Thatcher never sees it