Cinema Review Archive: 4

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Subject to a legal dispute over its certification in France and condemned by the Vatican, Cristian Mungiu's story of an illegal abortion carried out in Ceausescu's Romania ironically has a lot to say about individual freedoms, and was the winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

Another example of fresh, exciting, sexy and sassy British independent filmmaking from Noel Clarke. Not for oldies.

40 Days & 40 Nights

Alexander Larman has reviewed the theatrical release of 40 Days & 40 Nights. The film is a weak, poorly scripted and morally dubious 'comedy', with only the odd halfway amusing moment to make it endurable, let alone enjoyable

40-Year-Old Virgin, The

In this smash hit comedy, Steve Carell, best known for playing Brick Tamland in Anchorman, takes the title role of a nerdish electronics store clerk who harbours an embarassing secret. Catherine Keener and Paul Rudd also star. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

45 Years

Andrew Haigh's intense study of married life...