Film

Fascinatingly weird – but not satisfyingly weird: Herzog’s Family Romance LLC reviewed

4 July 2020 9:00 am

In the past Werner Herzog has given us a man pushing a ship up a mountain, a 16th-century conquistador going…

Not nul points but it’s no Spinal Tap: Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga reviewed

27 June 2020 9:00 am

This comedy stars Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams as an Icelandic duo whose biggest dream is to represent their country…

A true story that never feels true: Resistance reviewed

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Resistance stars Jesse Eisenberg and tells the true story of how mime artist Marcel Marceau helped orphaned Jewish children to…

Messy but absolutely necessary: Da 5 Bloods reviewed

13 June 2020 9:00 am

Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods is about four African-American vets who return to Vietnam to locate the body of their…

Why, Woody, why? A Rainy Day in New York reviewed

6 June 2020 9:00 am

A Rainy Day in New York is Woody Allen’s 49th film and it’s not been without its troubles. When accusations…

Top of my must-watch mustn't-watch: Cats revisited

30 May 2020 9:00 am

At the outset of lockdown I gave you my list of top mustn’t-watch films — that is, the ones that…

I have never cared more about the price of milk in Iceland: The County reviewed

23 May 2020 9:00 am

You may be asking yourself: have I reached that point in lockdown where I’m watching Icelandic dramas about the price…

Why does anyone still rate Vertigo and its creepy, wonky plot?

16 May 2020 9:00 am

Here’s something that may interest you. Or not. (Could go either way.) I was looking over Sight & Sound’s ‘100…

Riveting – and disgusting: BFI's 'Dogs v Cats' and 'Eating In' collections reviewed

9 May 2020 9:00 am

This week I’d like to point you in the direction of the British Film Institute and its free online archive…

Too much photocopying but stick with it: The Assistant reviewed

2 May 2020 9:00 am

First, the latest digital film release: The Assistant, starring Julia Garner in a slowly, slowly, catchy, catchy tale that won’t…

Top of my mustn’t see list: The Iron Mask reviewed

24 April 2020 11:00 pm

As all other publications are offering guides saying what to watch from home during this pandemic — ‘the 50 best…

The bleak brilliance of Hud

18 April 2020 9:00 am

Hud is a film that has haunted me for decades. I was never sure why. It seemed to be something…

The perfect film for family viewing: Belleville Rendez-Vous revisited

11 April 2020 9:00 am

The selection of a film for family viewing is a precise and delicate art, particularly with us all now confined…

All I want for Christmas

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Comfort and joy. That’s what the song talks about, and that’s what the classic Christmas movies deliver. Whether it’s Die…

All I want for Christmas

1 December 2016 3:00 pm

Comfort and joy. That’s what the song talks about, and that’s what the classic Christmas movies deliver. Whether it’s Die…

All I want for Christmas

1 December 2016 3:00 pm

Comfort and joy. That’s what the song talks about, and that’s what the classic Christmas movies deliver. Whether it’s Die…

Blair witch project

10 September 2016 9:00 am

I had been wondering where Gorgeous George Galloway might pop up next. Defenestrated from his seat in Bradford West, humiliated…

Blair witch project

8 September 2016 1:00 pm

I had been wondering where Gorgeous George Galloway might pop up next. Defenestrated from his seat in Bradford West, humiliated…

Blair witch project

8 September 2016 1:00 pm

I had been wondering where Gorgeous George Galloway might pop up next. Defenestrated from his seat in Bradford West, humiliated…

Why isn’t the Millennium Falcon called the Millennium Pigeon?

Darth Vader is dirty and it’s not just me that thinks so

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Star Wars taught Hollywood how to make children’s films for adults, says Tanya Gold

Why isn’t the Millennium Falcon called the Millennium Pigeon?

Darth Vader is dirty and it’s not just me that thinks so

10 December 2015 3:00 pm

Malcolm Tucker delivered the best description of Star Wars, in The Thick of It: ‘The one about the fucking hairdresser,…

Why isn’t the Millennium Falcon called the Millennium Pigeon?

Darth Vader is dirty and it’s not just me that thinks so

10 December 2015 3:00 pm

Malcolm Tucker delivered the best description of Star Wars, in The Thick of It: ‘The one about the fucking hairdresser,…