Christopher Nolan’s much anticipated futuristic thriller hits cinemas. Laurence Green weighs up whether it is worth the admission fee.
Love, memory and nostalgia come to the fore in Nicolas Bedos’s second feature La Belle Epoque (now on release), a … [ Read More ]
A devastating portrait of marital breakdown is provided by Noah (The Squid and the Whale) Baumbach in his most personal … [ Read More ]
The psychological cost of total war is explored with great insight in Katemir Balagov’s award-winning second feature Beanpole (ICA cinema), … [ Read More ]
The latest edition of Mark Kermode’s now semi-regular documentary series is an episode that we hope is not an indication … [ Read More ]
It’s hard to know what impresses the most in Casino – the mountains of cash, the bombardment of neon or … [ Read More ]
In the latest edition of his Secrets of Cinema series, Mark Kermode tries to uncover what it takes to win … [ Read More ]
Joanna Lumley returns as host of this year’s BAFTAs.
One of my viewing highlights this year was Mark Kermode’s documentary series Secrets of Cinema (still all on iPlayer), and … [ Read More ]
This three-part series looks at the changing fortunes for black American actors in Hollywood.
The trailer for the forthcoming historical epic Mary Queen of Scots has been released today, and there is already one … [ Read More ]
A film is in the works about one of the biggest upsets in the history of rugby union.
In the final episode of Kermode’s brilliant documentary series, the film critic looks into the building blocks that make up … [ Read More ]
This week Kermode examines films that explore the themes of growing up.
The Abba-inspired sequel of Mamma Mia is filling cinemas around the world. But the film’s location – the small Croatian … [ Read More ]
This week the film critic delves into what makes a good heist movie.
This five-part series sees the noted film critic looking at some of cinema’s techniques in making their most famous genres.
Aardman is working on a sequel to claymation classic Chicken Run, according to reports.
Off all the anime covered in this column, this one comes top in two respects: it’s the oldest, and it’s … [ Read More ]
It is the 90th Academy Awards tonight and a lot of questions are going to be asked.
Craig Castaldo is a man who has been homeless and suffered from alcoholism. He has also starred in over 100 … [ Read More ]
Joanna Lumley is the new host of the film awards. Whether British talent will shine through in this year’s awards … [ Read More ]
For the distinguished crime novelist PD James, Agatha Christie’s distinctive contribution to the genre lies not in thematic complexity nor … [ Read More ]
The 61st BFI London Film Festival which has just ended, provided a true feast of celluloid treats, with more than … [ Read More ]