Film

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arabian nights

How film fell for caliphs and slave girls

May 9, 2019 2:57 pm

The Arabian Nights has inspired more than 70 movies, from silent ballet and Scooby Doo to Pasolini’s picaresque eroticism

dumbo

Clumsy, long and lacking circus thrills

March 28, 2019 2:02 pm

Dumbo reviewed

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No, Mary Poppins Returns isn’t racist

January 30, 2019 12:25 pm

Another piece of elite idiocy in The New York Times

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All About Eve was all about bitching – off-screen as well as on

January 24, 2019 12:50 pm

Robert Gore-Langton goes behind the scenes of Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s 1950 masterpiece

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New York: the fact – and fiction

December 6, 2018 1:49 pm

I’ve had a good time in the Bagel and am always reluctant to leave it, but nostalgia has its limits

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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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What does the commonplace cruelty of Red Dead Redemption say about our times?

November 15, 2018 12:45 pm

Every era has its western. Ours happens to be a game of such attritional violence that it will stop those not totally inured in their tracks

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Bring back Kevin Spacey

November 1, 2018 5:44 pm

If Spacey is not tried, and therefore not convicted, he should return to acting

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

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‘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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Lady Gaga is a revelation

October 4, 2018 6:30 am

A Star is Born reviewed

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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…