Film

Street Fighting Men

Scorsese's much-anticipated, brutal epic blazes beautifully across the screen

Ghost Ship

Hackneyed, supernatural horror yarn

Catch Me If You Can

Frothy Spielberg caper wastes classy cast

The Tuxedo

Jackie Chan does James Bond

Ghetto Life

Polanski's heartfelt hymn to Polish suffering in WWII Warsaw

Spider

DIRECTED BY David Cronenberg STARRING Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne, Lynn Redgrave Opens January 3, Cert 15, 99 mins Over the years, with films like Rabid, Videodrome, Crash and eXistenZ, we've come to expect eerie, special-effects-laden, futuristic horror fare from David Cronenberg. His latest is a sinister but understated study of a schizophrenic (Ralph Fiennes) known only by his childhood nickname of Spider. The film opens in the 1980s with Spider checking into a grim halfway house in a run-down area of east London after 20 years in psychiatric care.

The Dancer Upstairs

Costa-Gavras-inspired directorial debut for John Malkovich

Deathwatch

Horror story set among the trenches of the First World War

Blood Work

Convincing thriller from ageing legend

Stings Of Desire

Affectionate homage to '40s film comedy
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