The information Daily: New Films

8 1/2 WOMEN (15, 120 mins)

Director: Peter Greenaway

Starring: John Standing, Matthew Delamere

Mourning the death of his wife, Standing's businessman undergoes an unorthodox spot of bereavement therapy when he and his son usher a Noah's Ark set of concubines into their plush Geneva harem. Unfortunately, Greenaway's anaesthetised examination of sex and death falls prey to the director's worst vices. Beautiful, but dead.

West End: Curzon Soho, Odeon Camden Town, Ritzy Cinema

END OF DAYS (18, 110 mins)

Director: Peter Hyams

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne

The plot of the elephantine End of Days runs something like this: Byrne's horny little Devil chases Robin Tunney's luvverly lady through end-of- the-century Gotham. Schwarzenegger's brawny Sir Galahad plays harassed chaperone. We get flaming clouds, machine-guns and garbled Biblical theorising. A revelation: Arnie blubbers over the fate of his wife and kiddie. A travesty: Arnie becomes a Christ figure who saves our souls. "Please God, gimme strength," the wooden one mutters at the end. Our sentiments exactly.

West End: Odeon Camden Town, Odeon Kensington, Odeon Marble Arch, Odeon West End, UCI Whiteleys, Virgin Chelsea And local cinemas

THE FIVE SENSES (15, 101 mins)

Director: Jeremy Podeswa

Starring: Mary-Louise Parker, Pascale Bussieres

Five characters, five senses (touch, taste, etc) and one apartment building. One director moving between five interlocking stories, rustling up one decent Canadian art-movie of delicate plotting, oblique playing and simmering emotional fire.

West End: Curzon Soho, Curzon Minema

THE LAST YELLOW (15, 93 mins)

Director: Julian Farino

Starring: Mark Addy, Charlie Creed-Miles

Farino's kitchen-sink crime caper dispatches two bumbling Leicester losers (Addy, Creed-Miles) to London on a mission of vengeance, sees them holed up in a cramped flat with a feisty hostage (Samantha Morton). Addy has a mullet and a Hawaiian shirt and Creed-Miles looks like he's been heavily influenced by Tim Roth's nerd icon from Mean Time. Morton sits tied to a chair with a T-shirt pulled over her head.

West End: Virgin Haymarket

THE LIMEY (18, 89 mins)

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda

See The Independent Recommends, right.

West End: ABC Tottenham Court Road, Barbican Screen, Chelsea Cinema, Clapham Picture House, Odeon Swiss Cottage, Ritzy Cinema, Screen on the Green, UCI Whiteleys, Virgin Fulham Road, Warner Village West End Repertory: Phoenix Cinema Local: Richmond Odeon Studio

THE MUSE (PG, 96 mins)

Director: Albert Brooks

Starring: Albert Brooks, Sharon Stone

This bright, bantamweight satire has Brooks (the film's writer-director- star) as a Hollywood also-ran, whose fortunes take a dramatic upswing when he starts courting Stone's bratty and demanding Muse (turns out that she's a daughter of Zeus). Brooks's droll, hangdog appearance sets the tone nicely, while a clutch of cameos (James Cameron, Martin Scorsese) add to the fun.

West End: Virgin Trocadero, Warner Village West End Local: Edmonton Lee Valley UCI 12, Feltham Cineworld The Movies, Newham Showcase

Arts and Entertainment

Listen to his collaboration with Naughty Boy

Arts and Entertainment
Daniel Craig in a scene from ‘Spectre’, released in the UK on 23 October

Arts and Entertainment
Cassetteboy's latest video is called Emperor's New Clothes rap

Arts and Entertainment

Poldark review
Arts and Entertainment
Jess Glynne is UK number 1


Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Arts and Entertainment

ebooksNow available in paperback
Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment
Arts and Entertainment
Katie Brayben is nominated for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Carole King in Beautiful

Arts and Entertainment
Israeli-born actress Gal Gadot has been cast to play Wonder Woman
Top Gear presenter James May appears to be struggling with his new-found free time
Arts and Entertainment
Kendrick Lamar at the Made in America Festival in Los Angeles last summer
Arts and Entertainment
'Marley & Me' with Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson
Arts and Entertainment
Jon Hamm (right) and John Slattery in the final series of Mad Men
Arts and Entertainment
Arts and Entertainment
Place Blanche, Paris, 1961, shot by Christer Strömholm
photographyHow the famous camera transformed photography for ever
Arts and Entertainment
The ‘Westmacott Athlete’
Arts and Entertainment
‘The Royals’ – a ‘twisted, soapy take on England’s first family’
tv Some of the characters appear to have clear real-life counterparts
Brooks is among a dozen show-business professionals ever to have achieved Egot status
Arts and Entertainment
A cut above: Sean Penn is outclassed by Mark Rylance in The Gunman
film review
Arts and Entertainment
arts + ents
Arts and Entertainment
James Franco and Zachary Quinto in I Am Michael

Film review Michael Glatze biopic isn't about a self-hating gay man gone straight

Arts and Entertainment
A scene from the movie 'Get Hard'
tvWill Ferrell’s new film Get Hard receives its first reviews
Arts and Entertainment
Left to right: David Cameron (Mark Dexter), Nick Clegg (Bertie Carvel) and Gordon Brown (Ian Grieve)
tvReview: Ian Grieve gets another chance to play Gordon Brown... this is the kinder version
Arts and Entertainment
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in the first look picture from next year's Sherlock special

Arts and Entertainment
Because it wouldn’t be Glastonbury without people kicking off about the headline acts, a petition has already been launched to stop Kanye West performing on the Saturday night

Arts and Entertainment
Molly Risker, Helen Monks, Caden-Ellis Wall, Rebekah Staton, Erin Freeman, Philip Jackson and Alexa Davies in ‘Raised by Wolves’

TV review
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

ES Rentals

    Independent Dating

    By clicking 'Search' you
    are agreeing to our
    Terms of Use.

    No postcode? No vote

    Floating voters

    How living on a houseboat meant I didn't officially 'exist'
    Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

    By Reason of Insanity

    Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
    Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

    Power dressing is back

    But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
    Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

    Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

    Caves were re-opened to the public
    'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

    Vince Cable interview

    'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
    Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

    Promises, promises

    But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
    The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

    The death of a Gaza fisherman

    He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
    Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

    Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

    Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
    Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

    The only direction Zayn could go

    We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
    Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

    Spells like teen spirit

    A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
    Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

    If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

    British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
    Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

    Licence to offend in the land of the free

    Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
    From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

    From farm to fork in Cornwall

    One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
    Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

    Robert Parker interview

    The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
    Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

    Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

    We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor