Lounge acts: Alicia Vikander, Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

I’ve been expecting you, Mr Solo. It’s nearly 50 years since The Man from U.N.C.L.E., the super-slick spy series starring neat men, ended its TV ru(...)

Chasing shadows: Pac-Man and Josh Gad in ‘Pixels’

So after all the hyperbole of the American reviews and all the “Whither Adam Sandler?” hand-wringing, Pixels (disappointingly) turns out to be ordinar(...)

During the 1980s Michael Dowd worked the meanest possible streets of New York as a patrolman with NYPD’s 75th division. There were 100 murders in o(...)

There can be little doubt that this sprawling, philosophical epic is a masterpiece. But it’s hard to be a viewer watching Hard to Be a God nonethel(...)


There are few careers in film-making that are as strange and unpredictable as the forking paths taken by David Gordon Green. The Arkansas-born dire(...)

Running just shy of 70 minutes, it might have been hard to justify a theatrical bow for Gary Lennon’s documentary if it weren’t quite so incident-p(...)

It is not uncommon for a film director – or their art director – to want their setting to “become a character in its own right”. That notion counts(...)

Meep meep: Michael Douglas takes man-hunting silliness to a whole new level in Beyond the Reach

Business tycoon and pantomime-style villain Madec (Michael Douglas) hires young tour guide Ben (Jeremy Irvine) to bring him out to the Mojave Deser(...)


Working with his brother David (who died in 1987), the late, great documentarian Albert Maysles created Grey Gardens and Salesman, two of American (...)

Dziga Vertov’s  breakneck tour of Kiev, Kharkov, Moscow and Odessa is made compelling by its unbridled optimism

In the most recent Sight & Sound poll – that gold standard of film polls – Dziga Vertov’s 1929 film was named the eighth best film of all time.(...)