Cinema

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

therapists freud

Transgender dogma is naive and incompatible with Freud

May 31, 2019 7:41 pm

Many observers noticed a tension in LGBT+ ideology between social constructivism and (some kind of biological) determinism

quentin tarantino sergio leone

Quentin Tarantino on how spaghetti westerns shaped modern cinema

May 30, 2019 7:52 am

‘The movie that made me consider filmmaking is Once Upon a Time in the West’

aniara

Swedes in space

May 28, 2019 5:30 am

Aniara reviewed

rocketman
sunset

Good hats – shame about the movie

May 20, 2019 8:07 am

Sunset reviewed

non-fiction

Publish and be damned

May 19, 2019 11:20 am

Non-Fiction reviewed

doris day pillow talk

What I learned from Doris Day

May 14, 2019 9:53 am

We’re all Doris; standing around trying to figure out how relationships work

arabian nights

How film fell for caliphs and slave girls

May 9, 2019 2:57 pm

The Arabian Nights has inspired more than 70 movies, from silent ballet and Scooby Doo to Pasolini’s picaresque eroticism