Tommy Lee Jones returns to the director’s chair for this unusual Western, concerning the efforts of a single woman and a grizzled old coot to transport a trio of madwomen to an asylum. It reveals a surprising feminist streak, writes Mike McCahill.
As the BFI reissues 2001: A Space Odyssey as part of its Sci-Fi Days of Fear and Wonder season, Crash Course looks back on the career of the peerless Stanley Kubrick.
Frank Collins continues his survey of British science fiction television to mark the BFI’s major celebration of the genre.
The big-screen biopic of James Brown adopts a scattershot approach to chronology, whisking us at will between the singer's younger, middle-aged and veteran incarnations. Only a fine central performance holds it together, writes Mike McCahill.
This year’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner is a heavyweight, novelistic study of a hotelier in rural Turkey whose ordered life starts to unravel. It provides the missing link between The Cherry Orchard and The Queen Vic, argues Mike McCahill.
Mark Reynolds on 20th November
After nuclear tests knock the world off its axis, global temperatures start to rise rapidly. In London - where the heat is such that the Thames is in danger of drying up - Daily Express reporter Peter Stenning (Edward Judd), his colleague Bill Maguire (Le
The team behind TV’s cult comedy Flight of the Conchords reunite for a larky mockumentary examining the habits of a quartet of vampires in latter-day Wellington, New Zealand. It doesn’t lack for bite, writes Mike McCahill.
Maggie Smith toplines this cosy comedy-drama as an aged Parisian making life difficult for visiting American Kevin Kline during his stay in Paris. You'll be itching for someone to break contract, laments Mike McCahill.
During the anti-Communist hysteria of the 1950s, many of those blacklisted in Hollywood crossed the Atlantic to ply their trade in Britain. James Oliver looks at some of the films they made and ponders how they re-shaped British film.
Oscar-winning writer-director Paul Haggis (Crash) attempts a comeback with this multi-stranded drama centring on couples in various forms of crisis. It’s his own midlife crisis Haggis should be worried about, yawns Mike McCahill.
This documentary portrait of the late, lamented film critic Roger Ebert describes its subject’s passage from student journalist to social media megastar using passages from Ebert’s own memoir. It’s a wonderful life, writes Mike McCahill.
The conversation that may have spared key Parisian landmarks from Nazi destruction forms the basis of this collaboration between playwright Cyril Gély and director Volker Schlondorff. It’s a showcase for two fine actors, writes Mike McCahill.
Benedict Cumberbatch assumes his first big-screen lead, playing troubled mathematician Alan Turing in Headhunters director Morten Tyldum’s account of the Bletchley Park codebreakers. Something about it doesn’t quite add up, writes Mike McCahill.
Bullhead director Michael R. Roskam makes his US debut with a familiar crime drama starring Tom Hardy as a bartender caught up in double-crosses on the mean streets of Brooklyn. Haven’t we been this way before?, wonders Mike McCahill.