Viggo Mortensen stars in Loin des Hommes, an old-fashioned western set in Algeria. But a lack of tension reduces its impact, says Nicholas Barber.
The Humbling stars Al Pacino as an actor confused between fantasy and reality. But despite some great performances, Nicholas Barber is left bemused by the film.
BBC Culture picks eight top films coming out next month, including James Gandolfini’s final film and a Jimi Hendrix biopic.
99 Homes, starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, is a key film about the human cost of the recession, writes Nicholas
The US director returns with his first feature in 13 years – a celebration of old Hollywood. Does he succeed in looking backward? Nicholas Barber’s review.
Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu’s Birdman is like ‘taking a rollercoaster ride while an improvisational comedian rants drunkenly in your ear’, says Nicholas Barber.
The art form is criticised for being too abstract for a mainstream audience. But in the UK, many filmmakers are focussing on issues that affect real people.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including an interview with Gilbert & George and an archive piece from 1964 on ‘the menace of the Beatles’.
Three decades ago it wasn’t unusual for older acts to find success in the pop charts – but that is no longer the case. Greg Kot explains why.
What happened on 8 December 1980? Tom Brook – who reported from the Dakota building that night – looks at a new film tackling the events as they unfolded.