film, camera, reel, cinema

Matthew Reisz reflects on how films can help engage the public with academic work on topics ranging from Chinese pop music to climate change

Review: Gemma Bovery, starring Gemma Arterton and Fabrice Luchini

Despite many attempts, Gustave Flaubert’s tale of adultery remains resistant to adaptation, says Philip Kemp

Review: The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson, directed by Julien Temple

Filming in what they believed were Wilko Johnson’s final days, the guitarist and the director offer up a celebratory vision of culture and life, writes Andrew Blake

Andrea Arnold's Red Road

Davina Quinlivan reflects on how female voyeurs in film contrast with ‘impotent’ peeping Toms by being portrayed as empowered and vengeful

Citizen Kane

Having entered Hollywood a wunderkind, Orson Welles could never escape his own myth or his self-destructive tendencies, says Philip Kemp

Film review: Timbuktu, directed by Abderrahmane Sissako

Murderous deeds in Islam’s name cannot exterminate love and courage in this moving Mali-set drama inspired by real events, writes Duncan Wu

His daughter’s documentary shows why Samuel Fuller’s brash movies made him a ‘poet of the American idiom’ and a cult hero in France

Films about female kinship and community are rare, precious exceptions to cinema’s enduring focus on groups of men, says Davina Quinlivan

The repercussions of a man’s cowardice at a French ski resort entertain Duncan Wu in a most uncomfortable way

Julianne Moore gives a complex, nuanced portrait of a professor confounded and isolated by Alzheimer’s, writes Lucy Bolton

Recent films fail to recognise the support women give to famous male artists or scientists, says Mary Evans

Nathan Smith looks back at a film movement that has challenged stigmas and defended the transgressive

The work of Thomas Pynchon makes its Hollywood debut in a nostalgia noir tale faithfully adapted by a kindred spirit

Agyness Deyn unflinchingly portrays a woman’s experience of epilepsy in this unconventional fairy tale

Footage shot in a cable car carrying pilgrims to a Nepalese temple makes for profoundly moving cinema, writes Duncan Wu

Philip Kemp on a cinematic portrait of an artist that does justice to the man and his work

Cinema is the perfect medium to examine the role and ritual of food in family, in love and in bringing people together. Davina Quinlivan feasts her eyes

An implausible and ludicrous piece of hokum that steals its best ideas succeeds because of its vices, says Duncan Wu

Insight into life in an iconic institution in flux makes Martin McQuillan fear for the future of public universities in the US

Disquiet grows into horror as an infamous Nazi doctor takes an unhealthy interest in a young girl in Argentina, finds Philip Kemp