Peter Strickland triumphed at the BIFAs (British Independent Film Awards) with his film Berberian Sound Studio, which won Best Director, Best Actor, Best Achievement In Production and Best Technical Achievement, a quartet of awards that mark him out as one of the best and most successful directors in Britain today. He talks to Roberto Oliveri about his early journey from obscurity to greatness. His story is an example to aspiring film-makers (and to anyone chasing a dream).
Tom Shankland, director of BBC One’s new hit drama, Ripper Street, talks to Roberto Oliveri about Jack the Ripper, murder and the art of horror.
Lady Windermere’s Fan is the first venture of the newly founded Turn of the Wheel Productions and lives up to the company’s promise to deliver high calibre theatre, writes Ruth Halkon.
Gerry Fox’s adaptation of Edward St Aubyn’s Booker-shortlisted book Mother’s Milk is a six-hour TV serial squashed into a two-hour film.
From John Caird, the Olivier-Award winning co-director of Les Miserables, comes this charming and captivating exploration of a young woman’s intellectual and emotional awakening, writes Ruth Halkon.
Wanton destruction and a good dose of British humour make Sam Mendes’s Skyfall a success, writes Harry Duncan Smith
If you know your Sophocles from your Aristophanes, you’ll find Colin Teevan’s The Kingdom an intelligent and lyrical, if derivative, evocation of the human condition, writes Ruth Halkon
Christian Petzold’s Barbara is a taunt and suspenseful drama that poses moral and political questions,writes Roberto Oliveri.
Leos Carax presents us with a dish that is visually appealing but unsavoury, unsubstantial and, ultimately, unhealthy. Holy Motors offends our taste with its overtly violent and superficial depiction of the complex layers of humanity, finds Roberto Oliveri.
Woody Allen’s latest film To Rome With Love does its best to put the charm back in Italy, finds Harry Duncan Smith