Film

You'll tire of the wackiness and the whimsy: The French Dispatch reviewed

23 October 2021 9:00 am

The American filmmaker Wes Anderson has an apartment in Paris and has always yearned to make a French movie but…

'You should see some of the other scripts that come through': Robert Carlyle interviewed

23 October 2021 9:00 am

Robert Jackman talks to Robert Carlyle about Begbie, playing a Tory prime minister and the merits of keeping your head down

Hang in there for the gripping final half an hour: The Last Duel reviewed

16 October 2021 9:00 am

Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel is set in the 14th century and is a tale of rivalry and rape told…

If it were any better, it would actually be a terrible pity: Diana – The Musical reviewed

9 October 2021 9:00 am

This week, an excellent film (Moving On) and a film that isn’t at all, but is entirely worth it as…

In blockbuster Britain, the BBC is being left behind

2 October 2021 9:00 am

There’s a great revival under way in the British TV and film industry, but it’s not the BBC that’s behind…

The BBC is being left behind in blockbuster Britain

29 September 2021 11:00 pm

There’s a great revival under way inthe British TV and film industry,but it’s not the BBC that’s behind it.Netflix is…

The secret spy films made by MI6

27 September 2021 8:20 am

Those attending the premiere of No Time to Die this week would perhaps be surprised to learn that the Bond…

Delivers in spades: The Many Saints of Newark reviewed

25 September 2021 9:00 am

So how exactly did Tony Soprano become a New Jersey mob boss? It’s 1967 and young Anthony is struggling to…

Why The Sopranos remains the greatest gangster drama of all time

18 September 2021 9:00 am

The Sopranos – the greatest television show in history – far outshines its progenitors, says Tanya Gold

A pep-talk nightmare: Everybody's Talking About Jamie reviewed

18 September 2021 9:00 am

It’s a hard heart that doesn’t warm to the musical drama Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. I don’t have a hard…

Intensely powerful: Herself reviewed

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Herself is an intensely powerful film about domestic violence that isn’t Nil By Mouth or The Killer Inside Me or…

My literary heroes have led me astray

4 September 2021 9:00 am

Gstaad   Good manners aside, what I miss nowadays is a new, intelligent, finely acted movie. Never have I seen…

A fantastical fever dream that's hard to follow or enjoy: Annette reviewed

4 September 2021 9:00 am

Leos Carax is the director whose films have always been wilfully odd. Ron and Russell Mael (the brothers from the…

The genius of Basic Instinct

28 August 2021 9:00 am

Our occasional series on cinema’s most underrated films arrives at what many have considered the peak of misogynistic trash. We’re…

An intensely quiet and soulful performance from Nicolas Cage: Pig reviewed

21 August 2021 9:00 am

What use does a fallen and corrupted world have for a man of integrity? This was not the question I…

The best Cold War thriller I've seen that I fully understand: The Courier reviewed

14 August 2021 9:00 am

The Courier is a Cold War spy thriller and the prospect of a Cold War spy thriller always makes my…

Mesmerising and monstrous: @zola reviewed

7 August 2021 9:00 am

The distinction between on and offline life blurred long ago. The greatest spats, sexual self-fashionings and mad soliloquies now unfurl…

When family viewing was full of creeping menace

7 August 2021 9:00 am

Strange, really, that the scheduled output of traditional broadcasters became known as ‘terrestrial’ television, given that TV is an etheric…

I laughed quite a lot when I shouldn’t have: Old reviewed

31 July 2021 9:00 am

The biggest challenge in reviewing M. Night Shyamalan’s Old lies in describing its central idea without making the film sound…

Quietly devastating: Nowhere Special reviewed

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Not one, but two British films this week, one that’s only being screened at the cinema (if you’re brave enough)…

Lame and formulaic: Black Widow reviewed

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Black Widow is the latest Marvel film and although I’d sworn off these films a while ago, due to sheer…

Wallace Shawn's Designated Mourner feels like watching the news

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Pity the aesthete, the flâneur and the opera-goer. Those who find the contents of their own heads so dull and…

If you didn’t love Jansson already, you will now: Tove reviewed

10 July 2021 9:00 am

Tove is a biopic of the Finnish artist Tove Jansson who, most famously, created the Moomins, that gentle family of…

An unrewarding slog: Thomas Vinterberg's Another Round reviewed

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round has been heaped with awards: an Oscar, a Bafta, it swept the European Film Awards. And…

Harry Potter meets Ikea: Backlot Cafe reviewed

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Harry Potter is a fictional orphan locked in a cupboard by his aunt and uncle, after which he discovers a…