Deborah Ross

Diane Keaton as Emily and Brendon Gleeson as Donald in Hampstead

Non-magnetic north

24 June 2017 9:00 am

Oh, Hampstead, what did you do to deserve Hampstead? Bet you wish the film-makers had pressed on down Fitzjohn’s Avenue…

Static electricity

10 June 2017 9:00 am

My Cousin Rachel is an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s mystery-romance and, even though it stars the forever wonderful Rachel…

A ragbag of pointless subplots: Geoffrey Rush and Javier Bardem in Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

When will I ever learn?

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Oh, Pirates of the Caribbean, I have given you every chance down the years. Every chance. I am always hopeful.…

No laughing matter

20 May 2017 9:00 am

We love Amy Schumer. Fact. And we love Goldie Hawn. Fact. But can we love Snatched? Not so much, if…

Plain terrific: Florence Pugh as Katherine in ‘Lady Macbeth’

Girl power

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Lady Macbeth, which has nothing to do with boring old Shakespeare beyond indicating a certain archetype (huge sighs of relief…

Lily Collins as Marla in ‘Rules Don’t Apply’

All dressed up, nowhere to go

22 April 2017 9:00 am

Rules Don’t Apply is Warren Beatty’s first film appearance in 15 years and his first as writer, director, producer and…

We love, love, love her: Charlotte Rampling as Veronica in ‘The Sense of an Ending’

Seeking closure

14 April 2017 11:00 pm

The Sense of an Ending is an adaptation of Julian Barnes’s 2011 Man Booker prize-winning novel starring Jim Broadbent (we…

Poetry in motion

8 April 2017 9:00 am

Films can be poetry — or like poetry; or poetic, at least — but can poetry ever be film? That…

Major to minor

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Ghost in the Shell is the Hollywood live-action remake of the 1995 Japanese anime of the same name and it’s…

Ginger Leigh Ryan in ‘All This Panic’

Hide and seek

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Two films for you this week, one of which is surprisingly good and one of which does not surprise in…

Victim mentality

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Elle has been described as ‘a rape revenge comedy’, which seems unlikely, and also as ‘post-feminist’, which is likely as,…

Victim mentality

9 March 2017 3:00 pm

Elle has been described as ‘a rape revenge comedy’, which seems unlikely, and also as ‘post-feminist’, which is likely as,…

Carry on screaming: Nathalie Baye as Martine in ‘It’s Only the End of the World’

Pump up the volume

23 February 2017 3:00 pm

Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World is one of those angst-ridden dramas focusing on what is commonly…

Carry on screaming: Nathalie Baye as Martine in ‘It’s Only the End of the World’

Pump up the volume

23 February 2017 3:00 pm

Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World is one of those angst-ridden dramas focusing on what is commonly…

Alex R. Hibbert and Mahershala Ali in ‘Moonlight’

Three ages of man

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Moonlight is, in fact, a traditional story about identity, and finding out who you are, but it has rarely been…

Alex R. Hibbert and Mahershala Ali in ‘Moonlight’

Three ages of man

16 February 2017 3:00 pm

Moonlight is, in fact, a traditional story about identity, and finding out who you are, but it has rarely been…

Mother superior

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Unlike with buses, you wait ages and ages for one fabulous film as framed by the older female perspective to…

Relative values: Annette Bening and Lucas Jade Zumann in ‘20th Century Women’

Mother superior

9 February 2017 3:00 pm

Unlike with buses, you wait ages and ages for one fabulous film as framed by the older female perspective to…

Metal fatigue

4 February 2017 9:00 am

‘All that glisters is not gold,’ wrote Shakespeare (The Merchant of Venice), and you have to hand it to the…

Metal fatigue

2 February 2017 3:00 pm

‘All that glisters is not gold,’ wrote Shakespeare (The Merchant of Venice), and you have to hand it to the…

Sloppy seconds

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Danny Boyle introduced T2 Trainspotting at the screening I attended and said that, throughout filming, he’d seen the cast looking…

Take two: Ewan McGregor (Renton) and Ewen Bremner (Spud) in ‘T2 Trainspotting’

Sloppy seconds

26 January 2017 3:00 pm

Danny Boyle introduced T2 Trainspotting at the screening I attended and said that, throughout filming, he’d seen the cast looking…

Acting with a capital ‘A’

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Let’s be clear: Jackie is a better performance than it is a film, although I suspect the performance will carry…

We see what she is but never why: Natalie Portman as Jackie Onassis

Acting with a capital ‘A’

19 January 2017 3:00 pm

Let’s be clear: Jackie is a better performance than it is a film, although I suspect the performance will carry…

Caveats be damned

14 January 2017 9:00 am

You will have registered the buzz surrounding La La Land and clocked its seven Golden Globe wins and 11 Bafta…