Film review: The Black Phone
The Black Phone poster
In Review

Film review: The Black Phone

Ethan Hawke gives a ‘riveting’ performance as a masked child killer
1 Jul 2022
Film review: The Sea Beast
Still from the movie of Maisie and an animal
In Review

Film review: The Sea Beast

The story follows Maisie on her hunt for the sea monsters that may have killed her parents
1 Jul 2022
Elvis: ‘a lively reminder’ of an extraordinary life
Still from Elvis movie
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Elvis: ‘a lively reminder’ of an extraordinary life

Baz Luhrmann’s biopic is spectacular but shallow
1 Jul 2022
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande film review
Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
In Review

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande film review

Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack star in this ‘riveting’ and ‘important’ film
23 Jun 2022
The Lady of Heaven row: are British cinemas bowing to the mob?
Poster of movie
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The Lady of Heaven row: are British cinemas bowing to the mob?

Muslim protesters are furious about a film that features one of the Prophet Muhammad’s daughters
16 Jun 2022
Jurassic World Dominion: ‘dismal’ script stifles Dern-Neill-Goldblum reunion
Jurassic World Dominion
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Jurassic World Dominion: ‘dismal’ script stifles Dern-Neill-Goldblum reunion

Disappointing sixth instalment of the dinosaur franchise is an ‘extinction-level event’
16 Jun 2022
Rebel Wilson and the The Sydney Morning Herald
Rebel Wilson
Why we’re talking about . . .

Rebel Wilson and the The Sydney Morning Herald

Wilson found herself in ‘a very hard situation’ as Australian newspaper sought details of new partner
13 Jun 2022

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Men: a twisted country house horror 
Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear star in Men
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Men: a twisted country house horror 

Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear star in a ‘playfully twisted affair’ set deep in the English countryside
10 Jun 2022
Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard: a troubling verdict?
Amber Heard in court: ‘pilloried’
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Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard: a troubling verdict?

The news that Depp had won his defamation case against Heard unleashed an ‘orgy of misogyny’
9 Jun 2022
Gambling, flying and a cinematic comeback
Online gambling
Podcasts

Gambling, flying and a cinematic comeback

Why are strict new gambling laws in doubt? Can activists justify flying to an environmental conference? And is Top Gun: Maverick leading a celluloid r…
3 Jun 2022
Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts – an elegant tribute to the Queen
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip wave from Buckingham Palace balcony
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Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts – an elegant tribute to the Queen

Directed by the late Roger Michell, this documentary is ‘insightful, mischievous and assembled with panache’
1 Jun 2022
Could Kevin Spacey be extradited to the UK?
Actor Kevin Spacey reading a poem
Today’s big question

Could Kevin Spacey be extradited to the UK?

US police may be ordered to detain Oscar winner over sexual assault charges
30 May 2022
Top Gun: Maverick - Tom Cruise makes a thrilling return
Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick
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Top Gun: Maverick - Tom Cruise makes a thrilling return

This ‘absurdly’ entertaining sequel is an ‘edge-of-your-seat, fist-pumping spectacular’
26 May 2022
Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard: what has happened so far
Amber Heard
In Depth

Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard: what has happened so far

Hollywood stars back in court after break in second libel case
24 May 2022
Inspiring Walt Disney: a ‘scholarly’ show that raises the stakes for curators everywhere
Rapunzel from Tangled side by side with Fragonard’s The Swing
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Inspiring Walt Disney: a ‘scholarly’ show that raises the stakes for curators everywhere

Exhibition pairs drawings from Disney’s animations with rococo works from the Wallace Collection
20 May 2022
Film review: Everything Everywhere All at Once
Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All at Once
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Film review: Everything Everywhere All at Once

The multiverse is back in this divisive cult hit
19 May 2022
Film review: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
In Review

Film review: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

More Marvel mayhem starring Benedict Cumberbatch
13 May 2022
Downton Abbey: A New Era
Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery in Downton Abbey: A New Era
In Review

Downton Abbey: A New Era

A second big-screen helping of Julian Fellowes’ drama
6 May 2022
Film review: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Nicolas Cage stars as Nick Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
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Film review: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

‘Hats off’ to Nicolas Cage who stars as Nick Cage in this ‘batty comic caper’
28 Apr 2022
Film review: Operation Mincemeat 
Matthew Macfadyen and Colin Firth in Operation Mincemeat
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Film review: Operation Mincemeat 

Star-studded war film about a real-life mission to fool the Nazis
21 Apr 2022
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore 
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
In Review

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore 

Third movie in the Harry Potter spin-off series mostly delivers
13 Apr 2022
Film review: Apollo 10½
Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood
In Review

Film review: Apollo 10½

A dreamy memoir of a space-mad 1960s childhood
7 Apr 2022
Film review: The Worst Person in the World 
Renate Reinsve as Julie in The Worst Person in the World
In Review

Film review: The Worst Person in the World 

Charming romcom about a young woman trying to find her way
1 Apr 2022
Bruce Willis retires: what is aphasia?
Bruce Willis
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Bruce Willis retires: what is aphasia?

Film star ‘stepping away’ from acting due to brain condition that affects ability to communicate
31 Mar 2022
The people directing the Oscars
Academy president David Rubin at the Dolby Theatre
Why we’re talking about . . .

The people directing the Oscars

Board of governors to discuss Will Smith at emergency meeting following on-stage attack
29 Mar 2022
Will Smith and Chris Rock’s history: what led to the Oscars slap?
Will Smith slaps Chris Rock on stage
Behind the scenes

Will Smith and Chris Rock’s history: what led to the Oscars slap?

Exploring the possible factors behind Sunday night’s gasp-inducing event
28 Mar 2022
Film review: Phantom of the Open
Mark Rylance plays Maurice Flitcroft in Phantom of the Open
In Review

Film review: Phantom of the Open

Another British comedy about a sporting underdog
24 Mar 2022
Oscar predictions: who will win on Sunday?
Still from The Power of The Dog
In Depth

Oscar predictions: who will win on Sunday?

There are ten nominees for Best Picture this year in the hopes of broadening the Oscar talent pool
24 Mar 2022
Film review: Turning Red
Turning Red Disney/Pixar
In Review

Film review: Turning Red

Charming Pixar animation about female puberty
18 Mar 2022
Five highlights from the Bafta Film Awards
Rebel Wilson
In Depth

Five highlights from the Bafta Film Awards

From a history-making win to Rebel Wilson giving Vladimir Putin ‘the finger’
14 Mar 2022
Film review: The Batman
Robert Pattinson in The Batman 
In Review

Film review: The Batman

The superhero movie reinvented as noir-ish detective thriller
10 Mar 2022
Film review: The Duke
Jim Broadbent in The Duke
In Review

Film review: The Duke

A moving and witty account of an art heist that gripped the nation in 1961
4 Mar 2022
Film review: Death on the Nile
Death on the Nile film review
In Review

Film review: Death on the Nile

Kenneth Branagh reprises his role as Poirot in this starry but unsatisfying Agatha Christie adaptation
17 Feb 2022
Film review: The Souvenir Part II 
Honor Swinton Byrne and Tilda Swinton in The Souvenir Part II
In Review

Film review: The Souvenir Part II 

A fine sequel to Joanna Hogg’s arthouse hit
11 Feb 2022
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