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Review: Gemma Bovery, starring Gemma Arterton and Fabrice Luchini

Gemma Bovery, directed by Anne Fontaine

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

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

The female voyeur in film

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

Citizen Kane

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles, directed by Chuck Workman

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

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

A Fuller Life: The Story of a True American Maverick

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

The seldom seen world of women without men

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

Force Majeure, directed by Ruben Östlund

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

Still Alice, directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland

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

Lives and loves of geniuses

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

Twenty-five years of New Queer Cinema

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

Inherent Vice, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

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

Electricity, directed by Bryn Higgins

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

Manakamana, directed by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez

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

Mr. Turner, directed by Mike Leigh

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

Cinema and food: a feast for the eyes

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

Grand Piano, directed by Eugenio Mira

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

At Berkeley, directed by Frederick Wiseman

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

Wakolda, directed by Lucía Puenzo

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

Joe, directed by David Gordon Green

Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan stand out in a compelling tale of torment and redemption, says Duncan Wu

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