Cinema

portrait

Deeply romantic and wildly sexy

February 27, 2020 9:36 am

Portrait of a Lady on Fire reviewed

wells

Wells farrago: gaslighting the Invisible Man

February 21, 2020 11:38 am

Priapic shower-stalking and domestic haunting were never Wells’s style – not on the page, anyway

parasite

Joan Collins: Parasite didn’t deserve to win Best Picture

February 20, 2020 11:16 am

It now seems that it is absolutely prohibited to say anything about anything that doesn’t conform with the proscribed mores of the politically correct majority

greed

In this instance, Greed isn’t good

February 20, 2020 9:11 am

Greed reviewed

emma
austen

Some of the best Austen adaptations are the most unfaithful

February 17, 2020 11:23 am

Undoubtedly the freshest version of Emma was the one that looks least like it: Clueless

oscars

Even the Oscars after-parties have lost their shine

February 17, 2020 10:58 am

Hollywood celebrities talk a big game in public, but in private they enjoy letting their hair down

joaquin phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscars speech was beyond a joke

February 11, 2020 1:02 pm

What compels celebrities to make political interventions as if they were visiting foreign dignitaries?

oscars

The age of celebrity is dead

February 10, 2020 10:09 am

The internet has killed the Hollywood star

chinatown

Chinatown — that late masterpiece of film noir — could never be made now

February 6, 2020 12:08 am

The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood by Sam Wasson reviewed

taylor swift

The sad conformity of Taylor Swift

January 31, 2020 2:21 pm

Where is the bravery in saying exactly what your industry wants you to say?

polanski

J’accuse…!

January 29, 2020 3:12 pm

The banning of Roman Polanski’s film about the Dreyfus affair is history repeating itself

jerry bruckheimer

Style on steroids: the power of Jerry Bruckheimer

January 22, 2020 3:20 pm

Bruckheimer may think that the Oedipus Complex is a Greek shopping mall, but the set-ups of Bad Boys and Top Gun are classical

stephen king

Stephen King and the warped morality of identity politics

January 14, 2020 5:11 pm

Liberals as a whole still tend to believe that people (and the art they make) deserve to be judged individually and on their own merits

vince vaughn

Vince Vaughn owes me a colon cleanse

January 14, 2020 1:15 pm

Your foul and reckless actions have caused my intestines to spasm

joker oscar

The media horror at Joker’s Oscar nods is deeply predictable

January 13, 2020 3:43 pm

It’s almost as though Hollywood itself has had enough of the protests, the lectures and the scolding

de niro

Is he talking to us?

January 13, 2020 8:46 am

De Niro should live up to his movie characters and stop his knee-jerk dissing of Donald Trump

1917
family film

I’ve found the perfect family film (eventually)

January 9, 2020 10:59 am

Getting everyone to agree on a film to watch is always tricky in the Young household

ricky gervais

Ricky Gervais gives Hollywood the thrashing it richly deserves

January 6, 2020 8:40 am

The British stand-up spared no one

cats

We’re deep into Cats

December 26, 2019 10:30 am

Why T.S. Eliot, who loved cats, might have liked this feline filth

little women
bombshell

A former Fox producer separates the fact from fiction in Bombshell

December 24, 2019 6:24 am

The Fox News aesthetic is as consistent as it is rigorously enforced

star wars

Star Wars: the force a-weakens

December 16, 2019 12:04 pm

In space, no one can hear you yawn

richard jewell

Richard Jewell was a victim of ‘fake news’

December 15, 2019 5:09 pm

Over two decades ago, the security guard hero’s life was ruined by an agenda-driven media