Film

15 July 2016

Ghostbusters: haunted by the original

This enjoyable reboot doesn’t hit the heights of its 1984 predecessor.

6 July 2016

Michael Cimino: a rare, intangible talent

The Deer Hunter director captured something of the human condition.

Steven Spielberg: a lost talent

His films were once unmistakably Spielbergian – now they could be made by anyone.

9 June 2016

Me Before You: an infomercial for assisted suicide

Dodge this romantic drama with a depressing pay-off.

1 April 2016

Hi-Rise: a social breakdown with style

Ben Wheatley brings JG Ballard’s 1970s toffs-v-plebs dystopia to fabulous-looking life.

1 April 2016

Anomalisa: an uncanny success

Charlie Kaufman’s stop-motion film is among his most human.

18 March 2016

In praise of CLR James

A challenging new biopic reveals a tireless, fearless revolutionary.