Belgium, where death becomes the norm, living the exception
A documentary about ten years of legal euthanasia is a touchstone for radically different approaches to suffering.
British romantic comedy tries time travel
Director Richard Curtis has crafted a pleasant, thoughtful film about making the most of time.
It's District 9 again, but less successful thanks to its obsession with the present.
Lessons about life at Monsters University
In the world of Pixar, no one is alone: we all need friends.
Slicing through yakuza and ninjas
In his sixth appearance as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman is still morose, moody and charismatic.
“World War Z”
Despite its absurd premise, Brad Pitt's latest film is intelligent entertainment with a deep sense of family values.
“Despicable Me 2”
The art of making wholesome, thoroughly entertaining films for the whole family is not dead.
“Man of Steel”
Finally we have an excellent adaptation of everyone's favourite comic book hero.
“The Great Gatsby”
There's lots of froth and bubble in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of this American classic, but not much soul.
Two documentary films about relations between the Palestinians and the Israelis show the moral complexities brought about by the conflict.
Star Trek: Into Darkness
The familiar characters face very contemporary issues of terrorism and militarism in this nicely characterised film.
This extraordinary Danish film about a merchant ship taken by Somali pirates is a masterpiece of tension and characterisation.
A gut-wrenching Argentinian drama about life in the sprawling slums of Buenos Aires gives English-speaking viewers an insight into the background of the new Pope.
Mea Maxima Culpa: an exposé of an exposé
The scandal of an abusive priest in Wisconsin was ghastly enough. But a powerful documentary misrepresents how the Catholic Church dealt with it.
The truth of the Magdalene Laundries emerges
A report by the Irish government fails to back widely-accepted allegations of abuse by Catholic nuns.
Oz the Great and Powerful
The 3D techniques are beautiful but the plot quite predictable in this prequel to the original Wizard of Oz.
The latest screen adaptation of Tolstoy's famous novel fails to portray the original's emotional complexity.
The 2013 Oscars
They got the best picture right and the best actor right. How did they ever choose the best foreign film?
“Wadjda” - a breakthrough for Saudi women
The first feature movie made in Saudi Arabia breaks new ground in other ways also.
A Good Day to Die Hard
Entertaining for action movie lovers, but not a patch on the early films of the Die Hard franchise.
The joys of Weltschmerz
Feeling too happy? Need something to remind you that life is a serious business? Here are our suggestions.
A smile on the dial: films
Want a film to put a spring in your step? Here are our nominations for films of good cheer. Send us yours.
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