Cinema

Why intellectuals love Disney

21 October 2023 9:00 am

This month marks the 100th anniversary of Walt Disney’s company. The first cartoons it was founded to produce – the…

Has VR finally come of age?

14 October 2023 9:00 am

VR ‘immersion’ is everywhere in London this autumn, but is it of any value? Stuart Jeffries takes the plunge

The dazzling classic The Red Shoes has several unfashionable lessons for us today

23 September 2023 9:00 am

Seventy-five years after its release, Powell and Pressburger’s dazzling, much-loved classic is more timely than ever, says Robin Ashenden

You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how unpleasant this is: Strays reviewed

19 August 2023 9:00 am

Based on the poster showing two cute dogs – a border terrier and a Boston terrier – I had assumed…

Why Barbie deserves the backlash

29 July 2023 9:00 am

Being the CEO of a massive corporation isn’t easy. You’re expected to grow the company, increase profits and boost the…

I'm too tired for Lena Dunham: Catherine Called Birdy reviewed

24 September 2022 9:00 am

Catherine Called Birdy is written and directed by Lena Dunham and it’s a medieval comedy about a 14-year-old girl resisting…

A compelling, if pitiless, journey: The Forgiven reviewed

3 September 2022 9:00 am

The Forgiven is based on the novel by Lawrence Osborne and stars Ralph Fiennes (terrific) and Jessica Chastain (ditto) as…

Schlocky and silly but fun: Beast reviewed

27 August 2022 9:00 am

Beast is, the blurb tells us, a ‘pulse-pounding thriller about a father and his daughters who find themselves hunted by…

The joy of volcano-chasing

23 July 2022 9:00 am

Mary Wakefield on Katia and Maurice Krafft, who loved volcanoes and each other

Schlock: Everything Everywhere All At Once reviewed

14 May 2022 9:00 am

We’re doing multiverses now. Last weekend, a friend dragged me to see Marvel’s latest product, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse…

Film's most unforgettable scene

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Fifty years since The Godfather’s release, Thomas W. Hodgkinson revisits the film’s most unforgettable scene

My clash with Maureen Lipman

22 January 2022 9:00 am

After my Unapologetic Diaries were published recently, I was apparently accused of offending several people. At a lavish Christmas lunch…

‘I am not able to answer your question’: an irascible Paolo Sorrentino interviewed

11 December 2021 9:00 am

Hermione Eyre talks to an irascible Paolo Sorrentino about therapy, Vesuvius and why he kept things simple and easy for his latest film

What James Bond and Aristophanes have in common

9 October 2021 9:00 am

So James Bond is back, doing exactly what he always does, inviting the audience into a fantasy world for the…

Has Covid killed criticism?

9 October 2021 9:00 am

A world without criticism is just advertising

In defence of Marvel

2 October 2021 9:00 am

A global pandemic is no match for the Marvel multiverse, says Rosie Millard

The time is up for long films

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Why do films have to go on for so long?

Awards season loses its shine when no one can go to the cinema

20 March 2021 9:00 am

The inevitable listlessness of this year’s awards season

How Korean cinema mastered the art of horror

19 December 2020 9:00 am

The triumph of Korean cinema

The only man who didn’t want to be Cary Grant was Cary Grant himself

19 December 2020 9:00 am

Cary Grant was a hoax so sublime his creator struggled to escape him. He was a metaphor, too, for the…

Why I won't mourn the death of the cinema

13 December 2020 6:00 pm

You could smell the stale popcorn and rancid carpet from the other end of the high street but that unmistakable…

You won’t be able to look away: Shirley reviewed

31 October 2020 9:00 am

This week, two electrifying performances in two excellent films rather than two mediocre performances in the one mediocre film —…

The magic of cinema isn’t just about film

31 October 2020 9:00 am

Going to the movies was a religious experience