Cinema

maleficent

The Disney sequel that no one wanted is finally here – what a relief!

October 17, 2019 12:26 pm

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil reviewed

joker

If you ever want to sleep again, step away from Joker

October 3, 2019 12:01 pm

Joker and Judy reviewed

louise linton

Louise Linton: why I don’t like being ‘the wife of…’

September 21, 2019 10:05 am

I married a politician. But my identity is not defined by my husband

downton abbey

Not in front of the servants

September 20, 2019 11:49 am

Long live Downton Abbey

judy garland

The untold story of Judy Garland

September 19, 2019 11:41 am

Why does the forthcoming biopic ignore the story of the Essex-born civil servant Judy turned to at the end of her life?

felicity huffman

The Oscar goes to Felicity Huffman

September 15, 2019 11:15 am

The Desperate Housewife is down with a case of the Varsity Blues

pennywise clown it

Gays triggered after mass murdering clown outed as homophobe

September 9, 2019 2:08 pm

Oh no, not Pennywise, I used to like him...

disney

Disney and the imagination recession

September 2, 2019 11:13 am

Today Hollywood’s undoubted creative power is spent updating and reimagining stories that are decades old

the hunt

The Hunt and conservative cancel culture

August 13, 2019 9:14 pm

The wrong kind of bipartisan consensus

blinded by the light

Sweet but formulaic

August 8, 2019 1:08 pm

Blinded by the Light reviewed

groucho marx

When Tom met Groucho

August 6, 2019 7:37 pm

‘He seemed more interested in discussing Animal Crackers and A Night at the Opera’

tarantino hollywood

Tarantino’s male fantasy rejects your hypothesis

August 1, 2019 2:00 pm

Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood reviewed

hollywood china

Hollywood parrots the Chinese Communist party line

July 30, 2019 1:12 pm

For almost a decade, American cinema has rolled over and had its fluffy belly tickled by grim-faced CCP censors

fandom tourism

Instagram is ruining tourism. Could fandom save it?

July 25, 2019 4:43 pm

May we all travel for our own loves, rather than for the ‘likes’ of others

cynthia erivo harriet tubman

Should a black British actor play Harriet Tubman?

July 25, 2019 10:57 am

A divisive movie for divisive times

lion king
scarlett johansson

Scarlett Johansson should only be allowed to play Scarlett Johansson in movies about Scarlett Johansson

July 18, 2019 10:57 am

Actors playing the parts of characters with whom they share no lived experience is nothing new

scarlett johansson

The brief bravery of Scarlett Johansson

July 15, 2019 4:00 pm

Perhaps the actress would be better off playing a tree than a person with convictions

midsommar
yesterday

Funny moments swamped by an intolerable romance

June 27, 2019 2:01 pm

Yesterday reviewed

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

Bob Dylan is rum and cokey

June 22, 2019 11:46 am

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese reviewed

toy story 4

After four films, still reliably fab

June 20, 2019 3:29 pm

Toy Story 4 reviewed

gorbachev

Gorbachev’s war and peace

June 9, 2019 1:08 pm

Meeting Gorbachev reviewed

late night
souvenir

Love is the drug

June 3, 2019 12:25 pm

The Souvenir reviewed