Casino It's overlong and hideously violent but Martin Scorsese's dissection of the fall of Las Vegas is redeemed by operatic visuals, a camera so alive you can feel it pulsing and a pair of magnificent performances from Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone (above).

Underground After his scrappy American folly Arizona Dream, Emir Kusturica reaches heights that his earlier work never hinted at. The film's ambition makes you giddy.

Withnail & I Bruce Robinson's nasty, grubby little comedy gets a deserved re-release. Starring Richard E Grant and Paul McGann.

Ryan Gilbey