Cinema

Limp and lifeless: Freud’s Last Session reviewed

15 June 2024 9:00 am

Freud’s Last Session stars Anthony Hopkins and Matthew Goode and is a work of speculative fiction asking what would have…

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…

‘I couldn’t afford loo roll’: Bruce Robinson on being skint, Zeffirelli’s advances and Withnail’s return

27 April 2024 9:00 am

Bruce Robinson is ramming a huge log into the grate of his ancient fireplace in mud-clogged Herefordshire. He’s 77 and…

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,’…

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