Film

‘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

Lady Gaga is a revelation

October 4, 2018 6:30 am

A Star is Born reviewed

Sacha Baron Cohen isn’t funny – especially when he’s mocking the powerless

July 26, 2018 10:02 am

I am troubled by the misuse to which he puts his considerable acting skills, quick brain and undoubted ballsiness.

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…

Review: Godard Mon Amour

April 29, 2018 10:53 am

It is now fifty years since the événements of May 1968, when young Parisians lobbed onobble stones at the police,…

Plenty to wonder at – like who thought it was a good idea to make it: Wonderstruck reviewed

April 5, 2018 10:51 am

Wonderstruck is a film by Todd Haynes and you will certainly be struck by wonder, often. You will wonder at…

The subtly savage world of filmmaker Ruben Ostlund

March 15, 2018 11:57 am

There is a culty YouTube video shot three years ago on the laptop camera of Ruben Ostlund. It shows the…

Hammer horror

March 8, 2018 9:00 am

You Were Never Really Here is a fourth feature from Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar, We Need to Talk About…

I, Tonya is not quite a gold-medal masterpiece

March 3, 2018 9:00 am

Films about the Winter Olympics don’t grow on conifers. Twenty-five years ago there was Cool Runnings about the Jamaican bobsleigh…

I liked Shape of Water well enough but Lady Bird is where it’s at

February 17, 2018 9:00 am

Lady Bird is a semi-autobiographical film written and directed by Greta Gerwig with a plot synopsis that need not detain…

Wonderfully fixating and wholly non-formulaic: Phantom Thread reviewed

February 3, 2018 9:00 am

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread is a lush psychosexual drama starring Daniel Day-Lewis as a pampered, tyrannical, pernickety 1950s couturier…

Downsizing throws away its brilliant premise

January 27, 2018 9:00 am

Downsizing is a film with the most brilliant premise. What if, to save the planet, we were all made tiny?…

You just can’t argue against Hanks and Streep: The Post reviewed

January 20, 2018 9:00 am

Steven Spielberg’s The Post, which dramatizes the Washington Post’s publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971, doesn’t exactly push at…

Three Billboards is a hoot and a blast, which I never thought I’d say about a rape movie

January 13, 2018 9:00 am

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri does, indeed, feature three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri. They have been placed at the roadside…

Indulgent rather than stinging satire: Brad’s Status reviewed

January 6, 2018 9:00 am

Brad’s Status is a midlife crisis film starring Ben Stiller as a nearly 50-year-old man whose status anxiety is through…

If this is Aaron Sorkin’s riposte to those who criticise his portrayal of women, God help us

December 16, 2017 9:00 am

Molly’s Game marks the directorial debut of Hollywood’s most celebrated screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin, and is based on his adaptation of…

My favourite frum film of the year – thus far: Menashe reviewed

December 9, 2017 9:00 am

Menashe is a drama set amid Brooklyn’s ultra-orthodox Hasidic community. It is performed entirely in the Yiddish language. It is…

It will amply satisfy all your comeuppance needs: Battle of the Sexes reviewed

November 25, 2017 9:00 am

Battle of the Sexes recreates the famed, culture-changing 1973 tennis match between 55-year-old Bobby Riggs, a self-proclaimed chauvinist, and 29-year-old…

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…