The stars of The BFG have great chemistry. What a shame, then, that they end up in boring Buckingham Palace.
With audio and video uncannily synched, and its grainy super 8 footage, Notes on Blindness confuses the senses.
Natural history documentaries have traditionally avoided knotty conservation issues. But they are changing.
This story of memory loss shows how meaning accrues through duplication. Plus: Ma Ma reviewed.
A modern follow-up to the Nineties sci-fi alien invasion adventure is plagued by threadbare characters, poor dialogue, and a rambling plotline.
A look at Polish romcom Planeta Singli, plus Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Cemetary of Splendour.
On the pop culture podcast this week: the huge excitement that is the new Harry Potter play, Jane Austen movie adaptation Love and Friendship, and the latest Louis Theroux documentary.
Leonardo DiCaprio is a great actor, but this is terrible casting.
Plus: eloquent storytelling around the refugee crisis in Fire at Sea.
Something about Crowe’s hard-nut/soft-shell routine with Ryan Gosling in this film suggests he could be coming out of his career slump.
On the pop culture podcast, we discuss BBC crime drama Peaky Blinders, the Turkish-French film Mustang and Tina Fey sitcom 30 Rock.
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