Cinema

If Annette Bening isn’t Oscar-nominated, I’ll eat my hat and also yours

November 18, 2017 9:00 am

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is plainly wonderful, and stars Annette Bening, who is plainly wonderful, as Gloria Grahame,…

The Florida Project never sanctifies or demonises and is absorbing throughout

November 11, 2017 9:00 am

The Florida Project is a drama set in one of those cheap American motels occupied by poor people who would…

Chances are you will wish you were dead: Blade Runner 2049 reviewed

October 7, 2017 9:00 am

Ridley Scott’s original Blade Runner first came out in cinemas 35 years ago, which I was going to say probably…

It gets us from A to B but doesn’t dazzle: Borg vs McEnroe reviewed

September 23, 2017 9:00 am

Borg vs McEnroe is a dramatised account of one of the greatest tennis rivalries of all time — between Bjorn…

Is Darren Aronofsky taking the piss? Mother! reviewed

September 16, 2017 9:00 am

The film-maker Darren Aronofsky says he wrote Mother! in five days as if in a ‘fever dream’ and, as a…

Cheaply mainstream and exploitative: Wind River reviewed

September 9, 2017 9:00 am

The starting point for Taylor Sheridan’s crime-thriller Wind River is explicitly stated at the end when the following words come…

Difficult and disturbing: Una reviewed

September 2, 2017 9:00 am

Una is a psychological drama about a woman who was abused by a man when she was 12, and who…