Hostel Part II and other ‘torture porn’ flicks are not nearly as scary or nihilistic as the grindhouse movies of old.
With no football on, footie fans have become the equivalent of tramps looking for discarded cigarette butts. Some are even turning to tennis.
This is England is a humane and hilarious portrait of a lazy Eighties summer, until it tries to turn skins into models of multiculturalism.
Mitchell and Webb return to mine the gap between inner doubt and public appearance in Peep Show.
In exploring the weird world of the subconcious, Michel Gondry's The Science of Sleep snoozes on plot and character.
Must-reads from the past week
In BBC2’s reality-TV legal trial, The Verdict, it is the celebrity jury that is really on trial, rather than the defendants.
Mel Gibson's action-adventure depicting the fall of Mayan society is an anxious allegory about humanity today.
In a year of British sporting failure, the main theme of Sports Personality of the Year 2006 was bereavement.