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A well-meaning scientist with an interest in mushrooms travels to a remote ecological centre in the aftermath of an unspecified, disastrous plague.
Anthony Hopkins gives a gale-force performance in a role that demands a head-spinning range of emotional shifts.
There has been a shift from minimalist frights to wham-bam action.
Like its protagonist Elle Woods, it is girlie, very Noughties, flamboyantly heterosexual and secretly, delightfully intelligent.
A big, stupid blockbuster can only be so big and so stupid from your own living room. But what does a cinema experience look like now?
This perfectly distilled film is a pleasing oddity.
This 1993 film about a group of British-Indian women on holiday uses comedy to navigate themes of inherited cultural baggage.
Must we see something of ourselves in animals – read our emotions into their behaviour, attribute to them a level of human-like intelligence – to value them?
In challenging times, I often find myself returning to a clip from Stanley Donen’s slight and elegant 1958 film Indiscreet.
Chloé Zhao’s Oscar-winning film finally confronts a global audience with the stark reality of the Amazon warehouse.
After the shock Covid-19 has dealt the film industry, the awards sometimes had the air of a modest industry luncheon for local shopkeepers.