Sin Nombre (15)

There's a worrying assumption to this tale of youngsters trying to escape the poverty of Central America for the riches of the US

Party Of The Week: A night of rock and roller disco

Little Boots and Kelly Osbourne hung out together along with Kimberly Stewart at the Nokia Skate Almighty VIP launch party.

UK film censor relaxes sex guidelines

The film going public is no longer shouting, "no sex please, we're British," but solvent abuse remains a definite no-no, according to the British Board of Film Classification.

Genova (15)

There's an awful lot of bereavement in cinema this week. In Michael Winterbottom's latest, Colin Firth plays a US-based academic who loses his wife in a car accident and takes his two daughters to Genoa, where he hopes to heal their grieving spirits.

At last, cinema discovers a new baddie – the banker

Credit crunch movies take centre stage at the Berlin Film Festival

The seven ages of love: 70s

When you're in your seventies, love has a long memory; I grew up at a time when sex was secret, lives were private and your parents didn't approve. Sex before marriage was either fast and furtive, or romantically dangerous. There was no pill but no Aids either. As a young woman I knew little about my own body but plenty about my troubled emotions. As a child during the war I saw the pain of separation and loss. I grew up to the strains of "We'll Meet Again", "Some Day I'll Find You" and Snow White's "Some Day My Prince Will Come". I saw it as a search for an ideal: Mr Right. Mr Darcy. Big mistake.

Who's that girl?: Actress Gina Mckee is nothing like the damaged women she portrays

The star of the Donmar's 'Ivanov' specialises in playing damaged women – yet off stage, Gina McKee seems coolly confident. Alice Jones meets her

The Unlikely lads: Does Ralf Little's new sitcom hit the right note?

The actor Ralf Little has been practising what he calls his "Oasis swagger". In Massive, a lively new BBC3 sitcom, he and Carl Rice are playing Danny and Shay, two likely lads from Manchester who decide to chuck in their menial jobs as clerks in a warehouse and set up their own record label instead.

Colin Firth: 'I keep getting discovered'

Colin Firth's latest role is another departure. No doubt it will be hailed as a new image. He tells James Mottram that tends to happen a lot

Paperback: The Shock Doctrine, by Naomi Klein

Though necessarily US-centred, this latest polemic from the author of No Logo is a compelling account of the way big business and politics use global disasters for their own ends. Plunging right in with a post-Hurricane Katrina soup kitchen and Milton Friedman's villainous reforms, it is easy to be carried away by her rhetoric – as, occasionally, is she. But this is more than just Leftist ranting – as the "reconstruction" of Iraq continues to prove.

Close-up: Jeanne Balibar

She doesn't just star in period dramas, she can break them down in Marxist terms too
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