Cinema

bernardo bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci was more pervert than genius

November 26, 2018 2:30 pm

His films were boring, too

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fantastic beasts the crimes of grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts 2 is visually delicious, but where’s its sense of humor?

November 15, 2018 12:58 pm

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald reviewed

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Was Gary Hart the best president we never had?

November 15, 2018 12:21 pm

The Front Runner reviewed

Rosamund Pike as Marie Colvin in A Private War

The Marie Colvin biopic is a study in compulsion

November 11, 2018 3:40 pm

A Private War reviewed

orson welles

A bitter kind of greatness

November 4, 2018 4:53 pm

The Other Side of the Wind reviewed

robert redford the old man and the gun

Another Robert Redford obituary for the heroic white misfit

October 29, 2018 10:24 am

The Old Man and the Gun reviewed

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

A succession of predigested clichés

October 25, 2018 11:21 am

Bohemian Rhapsody reviewed

ennio morricone

‘Darmstadt taught me how to compose’: Ennio Morricone interviewed

October 25, 2018 11:09 am

The 91-year-old pop-cultural phenomenon is actually a major modernist composer hiding in plain sight

Jon Hamm, Jeff Bridges and Cynthia Erivo in Bad Times at the El Royale

The origin story of the American moral vacuum

October 22, 2018 9:46 am

Bad Times at the El Royale reviewed

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dominic west

‘I should just shut up’: Dominic West on #MeToo and the perils of talking politics

October 18, 2018 10:54 am

Melissa Kite wishes the actor didn’t voice his Remainer views all the time – but he is fabulous opposite Keira Knightley in new film Colette

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Writers’ lives do not make good movies

October 15, 2018 2:56 pm

Colette reviewed

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Kayli Carter Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn in Private Life

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

2001: a space odyssey

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

the seagull

Sensation seeking

September 6, 2018 9:57 am

The Seagull reviewed

moon landing

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…