The actor’s comments about the infantilisation of culture have caused a storm. Is he right to want to put away childish things?
Because most Hollywood films are so bad at dealing with female characters, Mad Max: Fury Road stands out for trying. But it still uses lazy, sexist tropes and clichéd plot devices.
As Mad Max: Fury Road hits our screens, we look back at the 1979 original exploitationanza.
Céline Sciamma’s third coming-of-age film subverts expectations every step of the way.
Top Five is a cleverly profane version of Woody Allen's Stardust Memories, but sometimes it veers into self-sabotage.
Too often, films are very inarticulate when talking about books.
We’ve seen too many Friday the thirteenth films to buy the sight of teenagers venturing into the deep, dark forest, but the deep, dark internet is another matter.
“Are you bent? Are you queer?”
If the Marvel fan base, like an elephant, is large but easily startled, Roy Andersson's minimalist vignettes in A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence ask the viewer to endure discomfort.
Today, Hitchcock is reverred for his contribution to cinema. But his reputation as a "serious" director came late, as new biographies from Michael Wood and Peter Ackroyd reveal.
On paper Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, should be a super villain. But somehow, he’s a hero, and what’s more, he’s the only American superhero you want to have a beer with.
Beyond propaganda, trying to get under the skin of despots and dictators is a near-impossible task.
Ryan Gilbey examines Mamet’s plays for clues to his changing politics.
Do "whatever it takes" to get your film made.
The more outlandish the film becomes, the looser its grip.
This film isn’t bad. Worse: it’s mediocre.
The vast majority of films about lesbians are underpinned by a uniquely cringemaking brand of earnestness; Appropriate Behaviour breaks the mould.
Cara Delevingne stars in the latest film from director Michael Winterbottom, which takes its inspiration from the murder of Meredith Kercher.
A Brooklyn-based comedy that's more than just jokes about avocado and almond-milk sorbet.
Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli favours contemplation over manufactured climaxes, and this film is no different.
A new BBC Radio 4 three-part series covers all aspects of the industry.
BFI Southbank's LGBT film festival Flare has become more eye-catching. Now it dazzles.
Why has it taken us so long to realise that the strongest, most exciting voices, shaping our opinions of cinema are women?
Writer and director Desiree Akhavan has created an authentic, relatable story – with a heroine we hope will triumph.
Clever pacing and Julianne Moore's Oscar-winning performance can't disguise the hedged bets and risks not taken.
New ways to get film to audiences, plus democratising technology, have heralded a boom in documentaries.
Ryan Gilbey reviews It Follows, directed by David Robert Mitchell.
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is clearly the superior film, but the Academy isn’t considering long-term trends or trying to make a statement. Like an impetuous child, it just grabs the thing that feels good in that particular moment.