Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn is The Independent's Film Critic.

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Film review: Days of Grace (15)

Directed by the pleasingly named Everardo Gout, this Mexican thriller recalls the fragmented structure and kinetic vigour of City of God. The film starts out with a question: Can a good man keep his head above an ever-rising tide of corruption?

Film review: Viramundo (NC)

Musician (and ex-culture minister) Gilberto Gil embarks on a globetrotting tour of the indigenous musics of Brazil, Australia and South Africa, a documentary crew in tow. His mission is to – what, exactly?

Film review: Blackfish (15)

Save the whale? After watching this documentary about the mistreatment of killer whales, you'll never mock that sentiment again. Gabriela Cowperthwaite's sobering film recounts the story of Tilikum, an orca snatched from its mother as a calf and set to work entertaining the public at SeaWorld, an aquatic theme park in Florida.

Film review: Dial M for Murder 3D (PG)

Remarkably, Hitchcock shot this adaptation of Frederick Knott's stage hit in 3D, just when the fad was on the wane (in 1954). The director himself said, "It was a nine-day wonder, and I came in on the ninth day." Now it has been carefully restored by the Warner Bros team, though its staginess remains impervious to tinkering.

Film review: Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright return in The World's End

The first 45 minutes of this eschatological thriller-farce features some of the best work director Edgar Wright and co-screenwriter Simon Pegg have done. The film completes a loose trilogy begun with the excellent Shaun of the Dead (2004) and continued in the so-so Hot Fuzz (2007).

Leafy encounter: Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones give subtle performances in Drake Doremus's 'Breathe In'

Film review: Breathe In (15)

Love lessons in a strictly minor key

Film review: Easy Money (15)

The distributors would have been better off keeping the original title of this tough Swedish crime thriller: no one would forget "Snabba Cash" in a hurry.

Film review: The Frozen Ground (15)

Based on real events, this Alaska-set thriller traces the investigation that led to the unmasking of a serial killer.

Film review: Wadjda (PG)

Here is the first full-length feature shot entirely inside Saudi Arabia. Even more remarkably, it is made by a woman, very much the second-class citizen in the Saudi social hierarchy. Haifaa al-Mansour's film offers an unassuming yet beady view of prescribed destiny in the lives of girls and women.

Fallen hero: Julian Assange in 'We Steal Secrets'

Film review: We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (15)

Alex Gibney's film is a documentary of two halves. The first half beats the drum for WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, the man behind the biggest security breach in US intelligence history.

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