The stars of The BFG have great chemistry. What a shame, then, that they end up in boring Buckingham Palace.
With its over-saturation of guest stars and cheap gags, the chief thing this sequel has going for it is its looks.
It’s ironic that a man who got his breakthrough in a TV series with cinematic ambitions should now be the star of a movie, Trumbo, which resembles television at its most unadventurous.
We discuss awards season’s big trio: the Oscars, the BAFTAs, and, of course, the SRSLYs.
I present to you: a history of Hollywood romance, unromanticised.
The closer Dad's Army gets to its source material, the more you wish you were watching that instead. Plus: Rams.
Spotlight fans interested in a deeper, survivor-led exploration of the extent of abuse in the Church would do well to watch Alex Gibney’s documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.
Michael Winterbottom, Britain’s busiest film-maker, discusses cinema, social mobility and how we are returning to the 19th century.
Jane Fonda, Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel are all exceptional in Youth, but its messages are rather beneath them.
Based on Jane Austen’s little-known early novella Lady Susan, Whit Stillman’s new film Love & Friendship is anything but a straightforward adaptation.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss important men biopics (pecs?!) The Revenant and The Big Short, James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.
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