Chris Rogers writer on architecture and visual culture

> Der Baader Meinhof Komplex 
   Uli Edel’s fierce socio-political period drama

> Mesrine 
  Vincent Cassel storms through this kinetic biopic of France’s Most Wanted

> Minority Report 
  Great production design in Speilberg’s tantalising failure

> Casino Royale 
  Astonishingly audacious reworking of Bond on film

> Quantum of Solace 
  Daniel Craig's second appearance disappoints

> Penumbra: Michael Mann’s twilight world
  Light and shade in the film-maker’s contemporary crime stories

> Glorious 39 
  Romola Garai is stunning in Stephen Poliakoff's period wartime drama

> Into the Night 
  Funny, dark, underappreciated satire on Hollywood with Michelle Pfeiffer

> The light and darkness war: The Empire Strikes Back revisited
  A new assessment of the sombre power of the sequel to Star Wars

> Action/reaction: John McTiernan
  Analysis of three films from one of the best action directors working today

> Fragments of… Blade Runner: Tears in rain
  Missing words, stories and concepts - one of five pieces on the film across this site

> Skyfall
  The dark heart of Craig's third Bond is explored in A rendezvous with death  
> Raising hell: Building the world of Skyfall 
  A separate piece uncovers the architectural illusion involved in the film's making

> Ghosts in the machine: Blackhat  
Michael Mann's cyberthriller

> Kaleidoscope: Editing Rollerball 's Multivision sequences
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