Film

The definitive Diana doc? Possibly not: The Princess reviewed

2 July 2022 9:00 am

The Princess, a new documentary film, is the first re-framing of the Princess Diana story since it was last re-framed,…

The hips are electric but you will be willing it to stay put: Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis reviewed

25 June 2022 9:00 am

Elvis is Baz Luhrmann’s biopic of Elvis Presley and it’s cradle to grave but told at such a gallop you’ll…

The man who changed Indian cinema

25 June 2022 9:00 am

Tanjil Rashid on the polymathic Bengali filmmaker Satyajit Ray, who spearheaded a new school of Indian cinema

It’s wholly impossible to look away: Good Luck to You, Leo Grande reviewed

18 June 2022 9:00 am

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande stars Emma Thompson as a retired, widowed religious education teacher in her sixties who…

The magic of black and white films

18 June 2022 9:00 am

He is a rich English lord with a very large house and his wife is a beautiful American with a…

It’s taken me days to uncringe: All My Friends Hate Me reviewed

11 June 2022 9:00 am

All My Friends Hate Me is a film about a university reunion weekend and should you have an upcoming university…

The art of extinction

11 June 2022 9:00 am

Sam Kriss on the power of paleoart

The timeless mystery of Charlie Chaplin

5 June 2022 5:15 pm

Eleven years ago, I was summoned to the Manoir de Ban, a huge white house overlooking Lake Geneva, to meet…

The closing of the Chinese mind

4 June 2022 9:00 am

I was born in Nanjing five years after the Tiananmen Square protests. By then, records of the demonstrations and the…

A self-regarding take on I’m-not-sure-what: Bergman Island reviewed

4 June 2022 9:00 am

Bergman Island sounds, on first acquaintance, like a theme-park attraction. Roll up, roll up! Let us speed you through the…

Boldly and brilliantly unoriginal: Kermode and Mayo’s Take reviewed

21 May 2022 9:00 am

Last April Fools’ Day, Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo wound up their award-winning film review show on BBC Radio 5…

Quietly devastating: Benediction reviewed

21 May 2022 9:00 am

Terence Davies’s Benediction is a biopic of the first world war poet Siegfried Sassoon told with great feeling and tenderness.…

The nightmare of making films about poets

21 May 2022 9:00 am

Craig Raine on the challenges of translating poets’ lives and work to the screen

Should have been even longer with less gore: The Northman reviewed

7 May 2022 9:00 am

In Rus, which we now call Ukraine, Amleth (Alexander Skarsgard) begins his pursuit of revenge. A sea captain who later…

Fellowes fluffs it: Downton Abbey – A New Era reviewed

30 April 2022 9:00 am

Downton Abbey: A New Era is the second film spin-off from the TV series and, like the first, it doesn’t…

Disney's rococo roots

23 April 2022 9:00 am

A clever, original exhibition at the Wallace Collection has Laura Freeman twirling her way through the West End

A hoot: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent reviewed

23 April 2022 9:00 am

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent stars Nicolas Cage playing a version of Nicolas Cage, in a parody of Nicolas…

Mostly gripping – and boasts not one but two Mr Darcys: Operation Mincemeat reviewed

16 April 2022 9:00 am

Operation Mincemeat is based on the book by Ben Macintyre, which in turn is based on what Sir Hugh Trevor-Roper…

Was Thomas Edison guilty of murder?

16 April 2022 9:00 am

In September 1890 a Frenchman called Louis Le Prince left his brother in Dijon and boarded a train to Paris,…

Will put you in mind of Lost in Translation: Compartment No. 6 reviewed

9 April 2022 9:00 am

Compartment No. 6 is set aboard a long train journey across Russia, a country we don’t hear much of these…

Oscars diary: a jaw-dropping night

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Oscar week is intense – and it’s been a while since it’s been as intense. The red carpet is full…

Didn't deserve an Oscar: Coda reviewed

2 April 2022 9:00 am

This year the Oscar for best film went to the drama Coda– ‘Child of Deaf Adults’ – but the ceremony…

You will feel nothing: The Worst Person in the World reviewed

26 March 2022 9:00 am

The Worst Person in the World is a Norwegian film that has made a big splash. To date, its star…

Fun, good-natured and schmaltzy: Phantom of the Open reviewed

19 March 2022 9:00 am

Phantom of the Open is a comedy-drama telling a true story that would have to be true as no one…

A compelling, if flawed, example of the new American noir: Red Rocket reviewed

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Mikey (Simon Rex) first appears striding down a road in utterly wrecked jeans and shirt. He is carrying nothing and…