Was ever a film so conspicuously misnamed? Far from achieving any sort of transcendence, Wally Pfister’s dreary first feature remains(...)

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The Lego Movie

Do you remember what you were doing when you first heard about The Lego Movie ? Harrumphing?(...)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Authorised biography is a tricky business for any filmmaker, particularly when the material spans nine decades and details the life of the lately depa(...)

Ancient cannibalistic religions have less eccentric calendars than does the movie universe. The long run-in and dreary aftermath to Christmas d(...)

Film review: White House Down

Remember The Darkness? In another era, the Lowestoft band travelled the worrying limbo between pastiche and sincere bombast. That’s to say they someho(...)

Now You See Me

Why has Now You See Me won out, in box office terms, against bigger stars and grander budgets to become a sleeper Stateside smash? Should we chalk it (...)

If you’re familiar with the internet you’ve likely seen the footage wherein a mischievous Jesse Eisenberg takes a dimwit blogger to task for (a) needi(...)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a seven-figure weekend tally? Keep calm, cinema operators: everything below the top spot may be floundering (Epic i(...)

Mark Mahon: graphic novelist, film-maker and Corkman. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Mark Mahon is explaining why he gave Morgan Freeman a thank you credit on his last film. “He’s the most amazing man I ever met in my life. If I ever f(...)

Olympus Has Fallen

If you’re the kind of chap – and you’d likely be a chap, no offence – who thought that Law Abiding Citizen (...)