Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is the new guy at the Milton Bathroom Factory whose enthusiasm for work is matched only by his affection for his animals, inc(...)

Police detective Andreas (Game of Throne’s Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) enjoys life with his wife (Maria Bonnevie) and newborn son in a house that may ha(...)

Sean Penn is Jim, a bulked-up ageing assassin who, together with a crack team of mercenaries, uses an NGO as a cover story to effect political skul(...)


When Tomm Moore’s Song of the Sea received its Oscar nomination, there was much chatter about that small film occupying the same corral as studio p(...)

“Ah aw, ah ou, aw aw.” Mark Rylance is performing Richard III’s “Now is the winter of our discontent” speech, except in vowels. “I was on a pie(...)

Ludicrous court case: Vira Sathidar in Court, directed by Chaitanya Tamhane

Just when you imagined the courtroom drama had no place left to go, along comes Chaitanya Tamhane’s fiendishly clever debut feature. Narayan Kamble (S(...)

A scene from The Second Game by Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu

Romanian New Wave director Corneliu Porumboiu sits down with his father Adrian to watch a goalless match that his dad refereed in 1988. Adrian repeate(...)

Kim Cattrall: “Shit is happening here and nobody is talking about it,’ the actor says. “Well, I want to talk about it.” Photograph: Tony Barson/FilmMagic/Getty 1:49

Most actors, even those of the A-list variety, have little clout when they sign on with one of the movieverse’s mega-franchises. Happily, Kim Cattrall(...)

Far out: Julie Christie in Far From the Madding Crowd

In the age of the internet, Gabriel Oak, the protagonist of Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel, is a classic Nice Guy, a ‘victim’ who can’t quite understand w(...)

Irène Némirovsky was a Jewish French writer who died in Auschwitz in 1942, leaving behind two novels in a planned series of five. The works were di(...)