Cinema

Sultry and dull: Daniel Craig as James Bond

Shaken, not stirred

29 October 2015 3:00 pm

Spectre is the 24th film in the Bond franchise, the fourth starring Daniel Craig, the second directed by Sam Mendes,…

Sultry and dull: Daniel Craig as James Bond

I wept only with frustration: Spectre reviewed

29 October 2015 9:00 am

Spectre is the 24th film in the Bond franchise, the fourth starring Daniel Craig, the second directed by Sam Mendes,…

Electrifying: Marlon Brando as a young man

Self-pitying, despairing, often delusional: the real Marlon Brando

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Listen to Me Marlon is a documentary portrait of Marlon Brando that has him burbling into your ear for 102…

Electrifying: Marlon Brando as a young man

Self-pitying, despairing, often delusional: the real Marlon Brando

22 October 2015 2:00 pm

Listen to Me Marlon is a documentary portrait of Marlon Brando that has him burbling into your ear for 102…

The Program could do with a good dose of performance-enhancing drugs

17 October 2015 8:00 am

The Program, as directed by Stephen Frears, is a biopic of Lance Armstrong, the American cyclist and ‘sporting hero’ who…

The Program could do with a good dose of performance-enhancing drugs

15 October 2015 2:00 pm

The Program, as directed by Stephen Frears, is a biopic of Lance Armstrong, the American cyclist and ‘sporting hero’ who…

They do more than just ninny about in elaborate hats, thank Christ: Suffragette reviewed

10 October 2015 9:00 am

Suffragette is one of those films in which the parts are greater than the sum. Or, in this instance, the…

Modernity, whisky and cats: the J.G. Ballard I knew

10 October 2015 9:00 am

That cinema is having another Ballardian moment will surprise few fans. J.G. Ballard, who died of cancer in 2009 at…

Cats, whisky and modernity: the J.G. Ballard I knew

8 October 2015 2:00 pm

That cinema is having another Ballardian moment will surprise few fans. J.G. Ballard, who died of cancer in 2009 at…

They do more than just ninny about in elaborate hats, thank Christ: Suffragette reviewed

8 October 2015 2:00 pm

Suffragette is one of those films in which the parts are greater than the sum. Or, in this instance, the…

Michael Fassbender: animal magnetism but no clue as to what oils Macbeth’s cogs

Horridly magnificent - but real problems occur when anyone opens their mouth: Macbeth reviewed

3 October 2015 9:00 am

Who goes to big-screen Shakespeare? Not theatre-goers much, and with reason. Apart from the odd corker by Kurosawa, arguably Olivier…

Margit Carstensen as Petra, downing gin and grovelling on her deep-pile carpet, in ‘The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant’

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s films verge on the incomprehensible — but that doesn’t stop him being a genius

3 October 2015 8:00 am

London’s Goethe-Institut has a two-month season of films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder (whose 70th anniversary it’s celebrating), but only five…

Michael Fassbender: animal magnetism but no clue as to what oils Macbeth’s cogs

Speech impediment

1 October 2015 1:00 pm

Who goes to big-screen Shakespeare? Not theatre-goers much, and with reason. Apart from the odd corker by Kurosawa, arguably Olivier…

Margit Carstensen as Petra, downing gin and grovelling on her deep-pile carpet, in ‘The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant’

Incomprehensible genius

1 October 2015 1:00 pm

London’s Goethe-Institut has a two-month season of films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder (whose 70th anniversary it’s celebrating), but only five…

Andrew Garfield in 99 Homes

It will tear your heart out: 99 Homes reviewed

26 September 2015 8:00 am

99 Homes is an American drama about house repossession. Bummer, you might think, but here is what you don’t yet…

Andrew Garfield in 99 Homes

Home is where the heart is

24 September 2015 1:00 pm

99 Homes is an American drama about house repossession. Bummer, you might think, but here is what you don’t yet…

The ascent of man: Michael Kelly as Jon Krakauer

All about the climb (and little else): Everest reviewed

19 September 2015 8:00 am

‘Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side,’ sang Miley Cyrus. ‘It’s the climb.’ She’s not usually a musician to…

The ascent of man: Michael Kelly as Jon Krakauer

High and mighty

17 September 2015 1:00 pm

‘Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side,’ sang Miley Cyrus. ‘It’s the climb.’ She’s not usually a musician to…

Tom Hardy is dazzling — but the film isn’t: Legend reviewed

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Legend is a biopic of the Kray twins starring Tom Hardy as Reggie and Tom Hardy as Ronnie, so it’s…

Dual control

10 September 2015 1:00 pm

Legend is a biopic of the Kray twins starring Tom Hardy as Reggie and Tom Hardy as Ronnie, so it’s…

A film about class and the female experience that won’t make you want to run for the hills: The Second Mother reviewed

5 September 2015 9:00 am

The Second Mother is a Brazilian film concerning a wealthy family, their live-in housekeeper, and the arrival of the housekeeper’s…

Family matters

3 September 2015 1:00 pm

The Second Mother is a Brazilian film concerning a wealthy family, their live-in housekeeper, and the arrival of the housekeeper’s…

The face of a film: Charlotte Rampling is hypnotic in ‘45 Years’

A film in which nothing happens — yet everything happens: 45 Years reviewed

29 August 2015 9:00 am

Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years stars Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay as a long married couple whose relationship is disturbed by…

Joel Edgerton in The Gift

All from nothing

27 August 2015 1:00 pm

Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years stars Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay as a long married couple whose relationship is disturbed by…

Gemma Arterton as Gemma Bovery, the male sexual fantasy made flesh, and Fabrice Luchini as Joubert

Gemma Bovery does not work as a film in any way whatsoever

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Gemma Bovery is a modern-day refashioning of Gustave Flaubert’s literary masterpiece Madame Bovary, and while such refashionings can work well…