Cinema

Agnes Kittelsen as Thor Heyerdahl’s wife, Liv — one of the film’s many blondes

If you like bland films full of blondes, you’ll love Kon-Tiki

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Kon-Tiki is a dramatisation of Thor Heyerdahl’s 4,300-mile, 101-day journey across the Pacific by balsa-wood raft, which took place in…

Too lovable: Bill Murray and Jaeden Lieberher in ‘St. Vincent’

St. Vincent: too much lovability and not enough roguishness from Bill Murray

6 December 2014 9:00 am

Is Bill Murray fit for sainthood? Certainly his fans have him figure as some sort of lesser divinity, maybe one…

Paddington review: put your mind at rest - no one gets marmalade up the bum

29 November 2014 9:00 am

‘Please look after this bear,’ reads the famous label hanging round Paddington’s neck, and this film does that, admirably, handsomely,…

Just because The Homesman has a few women in it doesn’t make it a ‘feminist western’

22 November 2014 9:00 am

The Homesman, which stars Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones and is set in the Nebraska territory in the 1850s,…

Railly, railly posh: Keira Knightley as Joan Clarke

The Imitation Game: a film that's as much in the closet as Alan Turing was

15 November 2014 9:00 am

The Imitation Game is a biopic starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, the brilliant mathematician who broke the German’s Enigma…

Like Star Trek turned up to 11

Interstellar: like Star Trek – but dumber and more tiring

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Christopher Nolan’s futuristic epic Interstellar isn’t a clever film, or even a dumb film with a clever film trying to…

Mr Turner: the gruntiest, snortiest, huffiest film of the year - and the most beautiful too

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Mr Turner may be the gruntiest film of the year, possibly the gruntiest film ever. ‘Grunt, grunt, grunt,’ goes Mr…

Brad Pitt with the crew of the Sherman tank, Fury

Fury: the men blow stuff up, then Brad Pitt takes his top off

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Fury is a second world war drama that plays with us viscerally and unsparingly — I think I saw a…

The Best of Me is more of a sleepie than a weepie - especially when our old friend No Sexual Chemistry makes an appearance

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Take tissues to The Best of Me, I’d read, as it’s such a weepie, so I took tissues, being a…

Poor, poor Effie: Dakota Fanning

Effie Gray can effie off

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Effie Gray, which has been written by Emma Thompson and recounts the doomed marriage of Victorian art critic John Ruskin…

David Fincher plays Gone Girl for laughs - at least I hope he is

4 October 2014 9:00 am

Gone Girl is David Fincher’s adaptation of the bestselling thriller by Gillian Flynn, a relentless page-turner which I’ve heard people…

Rosamund Pike and family (L-R) Harriet Turnbull, Emilia Jones and Bobby Smalldridge

Outnumbered: The Movie (But Crap)

27 September 2014 9:00 am

What We Did On Our Holiday is written and directed by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton, the pair who created…

20,000 Days On Earth: is Nick Cave the missing link? Or the next stage in evolution?

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Inspired by Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never (2011), Katy Perry’s Part of Me (2012) and One Direction’s This Is Us…

Whoop! The 1985 Gay Pride march through central London

Ignore the simplistic politics, Pride will make you laugh and cry

13 September 2014 9:00 am

1984 and all that. Which side were you on? The side of Margaret Thatcher, her hairdo and person standing rigid…

Identity crisis: Nicole Kidman in Before I Go to Sleep

Before I Go to Sleep prefers creepy car parks to feelings

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Before I Go To Sleep is Rowan Joffe’s adaptation of S.J. Watson’s bestselling thriller of 2011, but whereas the book…

Angry young man: Jesse Eisenberg as Josh in ‘Night Moves’

Night Moves – the opposite of a Dan Brown film

30 August 2014 9:00 am

Night Moves is a film by Kelly Reichardt, who also made the heart-wrenching Wendy and Lucy (2008), which may be…

Inhuman being: Scarlett Johansson as Lucy

Lucy: the shoot-outs, car chases and mysteries of the universe

23 August 2014 9:00 am

Here’s an idea for an article: The Tree of Life (2011) is the most influential film of the past decade.…

Daft, and sensationally innocent: the Inbetweeners down under

The Inbetweeners 2 is as filthy as a teenage boy – and it's hilarious

16 August 2014 9:00 am

The first Inbetweeners film made £45 million at the box office, and was such an unexpected smash there was always…

Doctor in the house: Alex Brendemühl as Josef Mengele

Allergic to blockbusters? See Wakolda

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Wakolda is not a sunny film for a sunny day, just so you’re aware, but as there is so little…

Moon Indigo: an all-you-can-eat buffet for the eyes - but your brain will feel famished

2 August 2014 9:00 am

Your enjoyment of Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo may entirely depend on how much visual whimsy you can take, what your…

The Lunchbox: a love story based on food and free postage

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Was Kate due a grounding after the awards extravaganza of Revolutionary Road and The Reader? Because Labor Day (12A) slipped…

Obstacle on the footballing front: Natascha McElhone as Georgie’s mother

The problem with Believe is you simply won’t believe any of it - unless you’re a child

26 July 2014 9:00 am

The trouble with Believe is that, unless you are ten years old or under, which I’m assuming you are not,…

How did a New York nanny become one of the great photographers of the 20th century?

19 July 2014 9:00 am

Finding Vivian Maier is a documentary about the American nanny who led a wholly secretive life as a photographer and…

Naturalistic: Ellar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke as Mason, junior and senior

A miracle: a three-hour film that flies by

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Richard Linklater’s observational chronicle, Boyhood, was 12 years in the making and is 166 minutes long — that’s nearly three…

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Bloody Well Should Have Disappeared

5 July 2014 9:00 am

If it were up to me this would be called ‘The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window, Fell, and…