Actor Keanu Reeves portrays Neo in a scene from The Matrix Reloaded. Photograph: Warner Bros/Reuters

Somewhere out there a scientist is visiting a cruel experiment on blameless baboons. Every time the ape sticks his finger in the hole on the left he g(...)

Top of the list: Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa. His Rashomon came in at No. 4

Over the last few years, BBC Culture has been asking the world’s critics – including this writer and my colleague Tara Brady – to vote for their 100 f(...)

Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley with Jones the cat in Alien. A long-mooted Alien 5, directed by Neill Blomkamp, has been cancelled

As Alien: Covenant arrives in cinemas, there are tidings good and bad for fans of the spacefaring franchise. On the one hand, eager acolytes have been(...)

Be warned. We are issuing a top-level quirk alert. This is not a drill. To be fair, the latest ho-hum French comedy from Agnes Jaoui and Jean-Pierre B(...)

Audrey Tautou: ‘Fame is something that scares me more than it attracts me’

Out here in Anglophonia, we are wary of granting proper stardom to any actor who doesn’t speak the language. It can happen, of course. But to fully cr(...)

Towards the end of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s showy new picture, Helena Bonham Carter, playing the mother of the titular pre-teen genius, turns to camera wi(...)