Cinema

Trainwreck wastes Amy Schumer’s talents

15 August 2015 9:00 am

Trainwreck is a romcom as written and directed by Amy Schumer, the American comedy prodigy whose Comedy Central sketch show…

Great expectations

13 August 2015 1:00 pm

Trainwreck is a romcom as written and directed by Amy Schumer, the American comedy prodigy whose Comedy Central sketch show…

Joel Edgerton in The Gift

The plot has enough holes to file the Albert Hall: The Gift reviewed

8 August 2015 9:00 am

Were you ever not very nice at school? A bit of a tosspot to others, perhaps. Ever so slightly a…

Joel Edgerton in The Gift

The Trump doctrine

6 August 2015 1:00 pm

Were you ever not very nice at school? A bit of a tosspot to others, perhaps. Ever so slightly a…

You can’t keep your eyes off Iris

Fashion tips - and replacement hips - from a nonagenarian style icon: Iris reviewed

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Iris is a documentary portrait of Iris Apfel, the nonagenarian New York fashion icon. Nope, me neither, but that’s irrelevant,…

You can’t keep your eyes off Iris

Dedicated follower of fashion

30 July 2015 1:00 pm

Iris is a documentary portrait of Iris Apfel, the nonagenarian New York fashion icon. Nope, me neither, but that’s irrelevant,…

The Legend of Barney Thomson reviewed: comedy is sought but, alas, never properly found

25 July 2015 9:00 am

The Legend of Barney Thomson is the directorial debut of actor Robert Carlyle, and it’s one of those black comedies…

Sweeney Plod

23 July 2015 1:00 pm

The Legend of Barney Thomson is the directorial debut of actor Robert Carlyle, and it’s one of those black comedies…

Charmless and boring: James Franco as Christian Longo

True Story does not deserve to have been told

18 July 2015 9:00 am

True Story is based on the book True Story, which is itself based on a true story, so there is…

Charmless and boring: James Franco as Christian Longo

To tell you the truth…

16 July 2015 1:00 pm

True Story is based on the book True Story, which is itself based on a true story, so there is…

I honestly had no idea how rubbish The Choir would be

11 July 2015 9:00 am

If heartwarming, against-the-odds, triumph-over-adversity, wrong-side-of-the-tracks films float your boat and you are in no way demanding then The Choir is…

Chorus of disapproval

9 July 2015 1:00 pm

If heartwarming, against-the-odds, triumph-over-adversity, wrong-side-of-the-tracks films float your boat and you are in no way demanding then The Choir is…

Amy Winehouse: ‘not a fake bone in her tiny body’

Masterly and heartbreaking: Amy reviewed

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Asif Kapadia’s documentary about Amy Winehouse, whom Tony Bennett describes as ‘one of the truest jazz singers that ever lived’,…

Amy Winehouse: ‘not a fake bone in her tiny body’

Eyes wide shut

2 July 2015 1:00 pm

Asif Kapadia’s documentary about Amy Winehouse, whom Tony Bennett describes as ‘one of the truest jazz singers that ever lived’,…

She's Funny That Way isn't funny at all

27 June 2015 9:00 am

The writer and director Peter Bogdanovich has made three of my favourite films of all time (The Last Picture Show,…

Maestro maker

25 June 2015 1:00 pm

The writer and director Peter Bogdanovich has made three of my favourite films of all time (The Last Picture Show,…

I dozed through it quite significantly: Mr Holmes reviewed

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Mr Holmes stars Ian McKellen as the great detective in his old age and while it could have proved a…

A sting in the tail

18 June 2015 1:00 pm

Mr Holmes stars Ian McKellen as the great detective in his old age and while it could have proved a…

Adi Rukun tests the eyes of one of the men who killed his brother

Stunning, riveting, horrifying: Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence reviewed

13 June 2015 9:00 am

With Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing you’d be minded to think that’s it, that’s the Indonesian genocide (1965–66) done,…

Adi Rukun tests the eyes of one of the men who killed his brother

Dead behind the eyes

11 June 2015 1:00 pm

With Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing you’d be minded to think that’s it, that’s the Indonesian genocide (1965–66) done,…

Completely unmemorable - even though I saw it yesterday: Queen & Country reviewed

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Queen & County is John Boorman’s follow-up to his 1987 semi-autobiographical film Hope & Glory, although why a sequel now,…

Boring Boorman

4 June 2015 1:00 pm

Queen & County is John Boorman’s follow-up to his 1987 semi-autobiographical film Hope & Glory, although why a sequel now,…

You want a sinkhole to appear and swallow them up: Simon Pegg (Jack) and Lake Bell (Nancy)

Man Up review: a film that treats female singledom as if it were cancer

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Man Up is a British rom-com starring Simon Pegg as Jack and Lake Bell as Nancy. Nancy’s problem, at the…

You want a sinkhole to appear and swallow them up: Simon Pegg (Jack) and Lake Bell (Nancy)

Stolen goods

28 May 2015 1:00 pm

Man Up is a British rom-com starring Simon Pegg as Jack and Lake Bell as Nancy. Nancy’s problem, at the…

We Are Many reviewed: does anyone think this anti-Iraq War film will change anything?

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Big-screen documentaries never change the world. Blackfish has not shortened the queues to see maltreated killer whales leap through hoops…