Catherine Shoard

Catherine Shoard

    Top movies avoid 'Oscar-bait'

    The pre-eminence of "12 Years a Slave" and space saga "Gravity" may be the reason behind the delayed release of some of the most anticipated films.

    Movie of the week: Butter

    There's something about this film's churn of goo and grit that lingers ambivalently and makes it difficult to digest.

    Gently swimming upstream

    After Chocolat, What's Eating Gilbert Grape? and The Cider House Rules, Lasse Hallström moves on to the fish course.