‘You cannot begin by calling me France’s most famous living artist!’: Sophie Calle interviewed

4 November 2023 9:00 am

‘You cannot begin by calling me France’s most famous living artist!’ Thus Sophie Calle objected to the first line of…

Outstanding and eye-opening doc about North Korea: Beyond Utopia review

4 November 2023 9:00 am

The documentary Beyond Utopia follows various families as they attempt to flee North Korea. It is eye-opening and outstanding. In…

Basic, plodding and lacking any actual horror: Doctor Jekyll reviewed

28 October 2023 9:00 am

Tis the season of horror, as it’s Halloween, which we celebrate in this house by turning off all the lights…

Epic, immersive and tiresomely long: Killers of the Flower Moon reviewed

21 October 2023 9:00 am

Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon is a Western crime drama that runs to three-and-a-half hours. (Sit on that,…

The miracle of The Miracle Club is that it does, I promise, end

14 October 2023 9:00 am

The Miracle Club, which is about a group of Irish women who travel to Lourdes, has a magnificent cast –…

Soapy and sentimental: Ken Loach’s The Old Oak reviewed

30 September 2023 9:00 am

Ken Loach has said The Old Oak will be his last film – he’s 87; the golf course probably beckons.…

The best drama without any drama that you’ll see: Past Lives reviewed

9 September 2023 9:00 am

Past Lives is an exquisite film made with great precision and care about what could have been, even if what…

Depardieu’s Maigret is the best yet: Maigret reviewed

2 September 2023 9:00 am

Georges Simenon’s lugubrious detective Maigret has appeared in umpteen screen adaptations and dozens of actors have played him. Now it’s…

Colourful, tender and sweet, grounded in magical rather than social realism: Scrapper reviewed

26 August 2023 9:00 am

Scrapper is a film about a working-class kid who, after her mother dies, has to look after herself. I know…

A brilliantly cruel Cosi and punkish Petrushka but the Brits disappoint: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence reviewed

26 August 2023 9:00 am

Aix is an odd place. It should be charming, with its dishevelled squares, Busby Berkeley-esque fountains, pretty ochres and pinks.…

Dense and spectacular – and not pink: Oppenheimer reviewed

29 July 2023 9:00 am

Oppenheimer is Christopher Nolan’s biopic of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant quantum physicist and ‘father of the atomic bomb’ who…

Will we even notice if AI replaces screenwriters?

22 July 2023 9:00 am

Will we even notice if AI replaces screenwriters?

Should be called Ken: Barbie reviewed

22 July 2023 9:00 am

Finally, the Barbie film is here, for which we must be thankful, as the tsunami of pre-publicity meant you probably…

Fitting in

17 June 2023 9:00 am

Wikipedia does more justice to this fascinating story than this film: Chevalier reviewed

10 June 2023 9:00 am

Chevalier is a biopic of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, whom you’ve probably never heard of, as I hadn’t. He…

Back to reality

3 June 2023 9:00 am

I may never recover: Sisu reviewed

27 May 2023 9:00 am

When I went into the Sisu screening I knew only that it was a Finnish film, so was expecting an…

Warm, charming and tender: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret reviewed

20 May 2023 9:00 am

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret is an adaptation of Judy Blume’s seminal young adult novel (1970) about an…

Deeply moving but bleak: Plan 75 reviewed

13 May 2023 9:00 am

Plan 75 is a dystopian Japanese drama about a government-sponsored euthanasia programme introduced to address Japan’s ageing society. Aged 75…

Pure scorn without wit or insight: Triangle of Sadness reviewed

29 October 2022 9:00 am

The latest film from Ruben Ostlund received an eight-minute standing ovation after its screening in Cannes and also won the…

Harry Styles's behind is the only draw: My Policeman reviewed

22 October 2022 9:00 am

My Policemanis a forbidden love drama starring both Harry Styles – whose bid for movie stardom continues apace – and…

Ravishing, daring biopic of Emily Brontë: Emily reviewed

15 October 2022 9:00 am

The life of Emily Brontë is an enduring object of fascination. So small, the life, so sparse, so limited. Yet…

Unforgettable story, forgettable film: The Lost King reviewed

8 October 2022 9:00 am

The Lost King is a comedy-drama based on the 2012 discovery of the remains of King Richard III beneath a…