Black Rainbow

Black Rainbow

Despite a string of respected films, Mike Hodges has never quite managed to break through into mainstream success. Jason Woods celebrates an early film from one of the unluckiest directors in cinema

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Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead

Created by the team behind the cult cine-literate TV series Spaced, this new British film is a zombie flick with a difference. It might not be a comedy classic, but Andy Murray thinks it’s still worth investigating

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Secret Window

Secret Window

Having already built up a reputation as one of Hollywood’s top screenwriters, David Koepp has returned to the director’s chair with this Stephen King adaptation, starring Johnny Depp. Tim Smedley wishes he’d stick to the typewriter

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Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues

Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues

Martin Scorsese is well-known for his love of pop music, and in this multi-part documentary, accompanied by several other guest directors, he sets out to explore the story behind the most important musical form of the 20th century – the blues. Andy Murray finds out more

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Monster

Charlize Theron’s performance as the lesbian serial killer Aileen Wuornos has earned critical praise aplenty and bagged the award for Best Actress at this year’s Oscars, but Elke de Wit was far from impressed

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The Passion Of The Christ

The Passion Of The Christ

Predictably enough, Mel Gibson’s new film about the life (and death) of Christ has caused a storm of controversy, with many critics questioning its hyper-violent style and historical accuracy. Deryck Swan thinks we should keep an open mind

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A Good Marriage

Eric Rohmer’s films may not be widely known, but they undoubtedly command a cult following. Though A Good Marriage is considered one of Rohmer’s lesser works, Stuart Henderson thinks it’s still worth investigating

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The Final Cut

The Final Cut

Robin Williams seems determined to shake off his manic comic mantle. After last year’s One Hour Photo comes this sci-fi shocker, in which he plays a technician who produces video extracts made out of people’s memories. John Gorick is not impressed

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Berlinale 2004

Berlinale 2004

The Berlinale is one of the major events of the cinema year, and over recent weeks we’ve been running reviews of some of the major films at this year’s festival. John Gorick rounds our coverage off with a festival overview

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Kill Bill Vol. 2

Kill Bill Vol. 2

The chinny-faced wonder is back with the second instalment of his kung-fu epic, and all the high-kicks, comic book looks and pop culture references are in place – but is it any good? Andy Murray finds out

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