Cinema

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Writers’ lives do not make good movies

October 15, 2018 2:56 pm

Colette reviewed

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The hipster art-incest of Private Life

October 7, 2018 2:16 pm

Private Life reviewed

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Lady Gaga is a revelation

October 4, 2018 6:30 am

A Star is Born reviewed

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Frame by frame, Gosnell tears apart everything America has told itself about abortion

October 2, 2018 6:54 am

Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer reviewed

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Mr Trump goes to the movies

September 27, 2018 6:35 pm

What might an evening at the flicks with the 45th President look like?

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Adolf Eichmann, the model of a modern mass murderer

September 9, 2018 1:21 pm

Operation Finale reviewed

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2001: A Space Odyssey still gets better as it goes along, 50 years on

September 7, 2018 7:39 am

The critics who disliked 2001 on its initial release found the characters empty and the plot thin — but it’s their criticism that has dated badly

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Sensation seeking

September 6, 2018 9:57 am

The Seagull reviewed

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It’s not just the moon landings. Everywhere, the PC brigade is rewriting history

September 6, 2018 6:50 am

I remember the moon landing very well. I was nine years old. I can remember too my sense of outrage…

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Any storm in a port

September 2, 2018 12:11 pm

The Bookshop reviewed

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Handling Pooh with kid gloves

August 25, 2018 4:35 am

Christopher Robin reviewed

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The backlash against Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman leads towards a divided America

August 20, 2018 10:05 am

David Duke would be proud of Boots Riley’s argument

A plot not so much paper-thin as soggy and smeary like used toilet paper

July 26, 2018 9:57 am

Mission Impossible: Fallout reviewed.

Bruce Lee: weird, gruesome and oh-so-cool

July 26, 2018 9:11 am

From his early street fights to his friendship with Steve McQueen, from his cha-cha to his one-inch punch, Bruce Lee was made to be Bruce Lee.

Film review: Netflix’s The Skin of the Wolf

July 21, 2018 7:06 am

Paws for thought

The real reason Scarlett Johansson abandoned her ‘trans role’

July 17, 2018 3:21 pm

She didn’t merely ‘step away’, no matter what the headlines say.

Freaky Friday for the sex wars: Netflix’s I Am Not an Easy Man reviewed

July 1, 2018 12:19 pm

You know the feeling. One minute, you’re an oversexed adman, strolling the streets of Paris and propositioning every woman you…

Film review: Westwood – Punk, Icon, Activist

June 24, 2018 11:39 am

This is a golden age for documentaries, if you have time to view them. Digital film and editing have reduced…

Cynical, one-dimensional and oddly colourless: Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom reviewed

June 7, 2018 12:34 pm

Back in the mists of prehistory, when I was eight, dinosaur films followed a set pattern. The dinosaurs themselves would…

Why is this Israeli drama such a hit with Palestinians? Because it tells the truth

June 7, 2018 12:32 pm

‘The rule in our household is: if a TV series hasn’t got subtitles, it’s not worth watching,’ a friend told…

Sympathy for the devil: Doesn’t Harvey Weinstein deserve pity, too?

May 29, 2018 6:03 pm

His attitude to sex must have been warped by the superabundance of opportunity.