Cinema

I won't ever look at cows the same way again: Andrea Arnold's Cow reviewed

15 January 2022 9:00 am

The latest film from Andrea Arnold (Red Road, Fish Tank, American Honey) is a feature-length documentary about a cow, starring…

The heat is on

8 January 2022 9:00 am

Boiling Point is a single-take drama set during a busy service at a London restaurant and it has to be…

Entirely gripping: The Lost Daughter reviewed

18 December 2021 9:00 am

The Lost Daughter is an adaptation of the Elena Ferrante novel about motherhood that says, quite ferociously: it’s complicated. And:…

Why? Spielberg's remake of West Side Story reviewed

11 December 2021 9:00 am

When you first hear that a remake of West Side Story is on the cards, it’s: God, why? Why would…

Nostalgic, episodic and Joanna Hogg-ish: Hand of God reviewed

4 December 2021 9:00 am

Hand of God is the latest film from Paolo Sorrentino, the Italian filmmaker who won an Oscar with The Great…

Worth seeing for Lady Gaga but little else: House of Gucci reviewed

27 November 2021 9:00 am

Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci has been much anticipated. The cast is stellar. It’s based on a luscious, true story…

Lumpily scripted and poorly plotted: Cry Macho reviewed

13 November 2021 9:00 am

Clint Eastwood is 91; Cry Macho may well be his last film. Or maybe not. He has, after all, been…

A riveting cheese dream of a film: Spencer reviewed

6 November 2021 9:00 am

Go see Pablo Larrain’s Spencer, which stars Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, and the next day you will wonder: did…

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…

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…

A compelling mess: No Time to Die reviewed

2 October 2021 9:00 am

These days, James Bond can no longer just be the main character in the Bond films. He’s also had to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Tucci and Firth are like Eric and Ernie but sexier: Supernova reviewed

26 June 2021 9:00 am

At the time Supernova went into production one headline read: ‘What did we do to deserve a love story starring…