A MISCHIEVOUS simian called George? Now, there's novel for you, except, in the US, Margaret and HA Rey's Curious George is a classic children's story from 1940 about a mischievous chimpanzee who has been transported to New York from Africa.
SET against a scenic Venetian backdrop, this adaptation of Cornelia Funke's children's story combines a couple of classics novel, one featuring a gang of child thieves, the other somebody who refused to grow up.
JEFF SAWTELL ponders over the multitude of questions posed by The Da Vinci Code, not least the ones that it leaves unanswered.
LIKE its name suggests, James Marsh's debut feature The King has an uncommon sense of its own importance, never losing the chance to proclaim its aesthetic pretensions.
WAITING ought to carry a public health warning, since, after seeing it, you're hardly likely to eat in a restaurant again - especially those of you who think that you'll get better customer service if they complain.
FOUR stories in four European countries, the characters responding to a real or imagined theft of the tourists' property and the confusion of cultures as they attempt to attend a Champions League game in Moscow.
JANE Austen meets F Scott Fitzgerald is the way that most critics described Whit Stillman's 1990 semi-autobiographical social satire of the decline of Manhattan's preppie socialites.
JEFF SAWTELL looks into the profit-hungry world of global retail behemoth Wal-Mart and the path of destruction it leaves in its wake.
YET another stylish film noir thriller, this time more in the spirit of Dasheil Hamett than Frank Miller, with writer-director Rian Johnson setting his scenes in a southern California campus rather than sleazy Skid Row.