Elyse Knox was one of the most popular and prolific leading ladies of 1940s B-movies, the heroine of such diverse fare as the spine-tingler The Mummy's Tomb; the slapstick comedy Hit the Ice, and the film noir I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes. A beautiful blonde, she usually epitomised all-American wholesomeness, as in Sheriff of Tombstone, co-starring the singing cowboy Roy Rogers. But she also could be seductively sultry, as demonstrated by her voluptuous harem girl in Arabian Nights (1942). A fashion designer and Vogue model before entering films, she was a popular pin-up during the Second World War.
This is an evocative, lyrical adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's acclaimed novel, with a subtly sinister atmosphere, and sensitive performances from Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Keira Knightley.
Danny (Slumdog Millionaire) Boyle directs the true story of Aron Ralston (James Franco) – a peppy climber who was pinned to the bottom of a canyon by a boulder – with all of his usual hyperactive verve. And that's the problem.
Hilary Swank stars in this true-life drama as Betty Anne Waters, a high-school dropout and a mother of two who decides to qualify as a lawyer, just so that she can overturn her brother's murder conviction.
Directed by Sylvain Chomet, from a screenplay written by Jacques Tati in 1959, this gorgeously hand-drawn cartoon sees an ageing French conjurer trying his luck in Edinburgh, where he shares a boarding house with a young girl.
Twenty-two years in the making, Oliver Stone's Wall Street sequel starts as a meaty, grown-up drama in which wealth and testosterone waft intoxicatingly from the screen.
After a confusing year, marked by uncertainty about both the financial and creative futures of their industry, Hollywood’s great and good must choose between the forces of tradition and modernity when they sit down to cast their votes for next month’s Academy Awards.
A limp romantic comedy that copies The Bourne Identity might sound like an ideal vehicle for, say, Gerard Butler and Kate Hudson.
Alexis Bledel leaves college and assumes she'll sail into "a sweet job at the finest publishing house in LA", but instead finds herself unemployed and living back home with her parents (Jane Lynch and Michael Keaton).
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The key to enjoying Avatar is to accept that it's a children's film – whatever its director might say.
The first few episodes of this dramedy about the kids in a US high-school "glee" club – and all the turmoil that involves – provided some of the best TV of the past few years.
One of the only romantic comedies released last year to have any charm whatsoever, (500) Days of Summer recounts the relationship of its star-crossed lovers, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, out of chronological order, flitting between the highs and lows of their 500 days together.
Director James Cameron on course to break the $1bn barrier for the second time
Instead of bothering with a plot, the screenwriters of IA3 have devised enough fast and furious set pieces to furnish a videogame and a theme-park ride, and then glued them together with the pun-heavy babblings of a cast consisting almost entirely of wacky sidekicks.
Gavin Hood, the director of Tsotsi, revives Marvel Comics' X-Men franchise with this handsome yet redundant prequel.