Cinema

The new Mad Max film is a betrayal of everything that made Fury Road so good

25 May 2024 9:00 am

Action films are boring. This isn’t really an opinion, it’s just demonstrably true. Try it for yourself: put on any…

Predictable but has a certain French verve: Two Tickets to Greece reviewed

18 May 2024 9:00 am

Within the first five minutes of Two Tickets to Greece you know what it is and where it’s going. It’s…

Wonderfully special: La chimera reviewed

11 May 2024 9:00 am

La chimera, which, as in English, means something like ‘the unrealisable dream’, is the latest film from Italian writer/director Alice…

Tennis romance that doesn’t contain much tennis: Challengers reviewed

27 April 2024 9:00 am

It sounds straightforward enough: a tennis romance starring Zendaya, idol of the mid-teen demographic and last seen riding a sandworm…

Should beautiful actors be allowed to play those with plain faces?

20 April 2024 9:00 am

Sometimes I Think About Dying is one of those titles you want to shout back at – what? Only sometimes?…

Better than expected (but my expectations were low): Back to Black reviewed

13 April 2024 9:00 am

When the trailer for Sam Taylor-Johnson’s biopic of Amy Winehouse, Back to Black, first landed, her fans were gracious. ‘This,’…