The agile arthropod: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse

New this week: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse, Free Solo, Keepers of the Flame, Dead Souls

Dead Souls emerges as part of a larger, urgent national project to chronicle the re-education camps before the survivors are gone.

Review: Monumental documentary on survivors of 1950s China’s re-education camps

New this week: Amber Heard in Aquaman

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Mortal Engines: As impressive as it looks, Christian Rivers’s film is pathologically wedded to its steampunk aesthetic

Review: Even Robert Sheehan and Jihae can’t make up for this film’s lack of personality

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse’ producers on superheros, teamwork and Stan Lee

Alex Honnold and his ‘goddamn warrior spirit’

Review: This chronicle of reckless, beautiful human spirit is terrifying – but magic

Young Offenders Conor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy) and Jock O’Keeffe (Chris Walley). Photograph: Miki Barlok

The comedy’s enormous success surprised everyone, not least its stars Alex Murphy and Chris Walley

Hot on the trail: Casey Affleck in The Old Man & the Gun

New this week: The Old Man & the Gun, Sorry to Bother You, Roma

Lakeith Stanfield in Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You. Photograph: Peter Prato / Annapurna Pictures

Review: The buzziest movie of 2018 is a whirl of dazzling ideas and innovative visuals

Richie Merritt and Matthew McConaughey in ‘White Boy Rick’

The director is so hung up on avoiding the crime saga tropes, he loses the thrills

New this week: Richie Merrit and Matthew McConaughey in White Boy Rick

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Andy Serkis’s Jungle Book adaptation is not for the faint of heart

Review: Andy Serkis’s ambitious, slow-paced movie may be a ‘Jungle Book’ too many

Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek. Photograph: Eric Zachanowich/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

The director of the Old Man & the Gun says he would understand if Redford ‘decided to quit after this one. But I hope he doesn’t’

“We heard a lot of conspiracy theories and we met a lot of people who said: you’ll never finish this film.”

Their mind-boggling reunion in 'Three Identical Strangers' is one of a series of explosive reveals in the Oscar-tipped documentary

This time it’s personal: Sylvester Stallone and Michael B Jordan in Creed II

New this week: Creed II, Disobedience, Three Identical Strangers, The Wild Pear Tree

Joely Richardson and Michael Landes in Surviving Christmas with the Relatives

Review: ’Tis the season for any old holiday themed rubbish in the cinemas

New this week: The Wild Pear Tree

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Disobedience: Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams.

Review: Fine camerawork, a swelling score ... this film doesn’t put a foot wrong

The Three Identical Strangers: Eddy Galland, David Kellman and Robert Shafran. Photograph courtesy of Neon

Review: Tim Wardle effortlessly segues from feelgood to tragedy to full-blown conspiracy

Boots Riley, director of Sorry to Bother You, photographed by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP

The newbie director has made the most important – and entertaining – film of the year

Dolph Lundgren:  “It was insane when I think back. But I had this feeling that I didn’t want to be a chemical engineer. That it wasn’t going to be enough for me. That I would be bored.” Photograph: Venturelli/Getty Images

Rocky star Dolph Lundgren recalls heady NYC days with Grace Jones, Bowie and Warhol

Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef and Abra in Assassination Nation

New this week: Assassination Nation, Shoplifters, The Girl in the Spider’s Web and The Camino Voyage

Kurt Russell as the big man

Review: Routine seasonal confection but with an old-school Republican Santa

Debbie Isitt's Nativity Rocks!

Review: The fourth in the series is tolerable, but it’s like a tourist board ad for Coventry

The Seen and Unseen, directed by Kamila Andini

Few women have senior creative roles in film. Kamila Andini’s movie is an exception

Claire Foy in The Girl in the Spider’s Web. The film keeps flagging autism as a superpower, but  not everyone on the spectrum is a chess grandmaster

Review: Claire Foy brings nuance to a character that isn’t supposed to have any

“Obviously on set you can’t have real arrows flying around.” Above, Taron Egerton with Jamie Foxx in Robin Hood

The Welsh actor on playing Robin Hood and why he’s headed for Aberystwyth in a zombie apocalypse

What a way to make a livin’: Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda in 9 to 5 (1980)

New this week: 9 to 5 rereleased and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs from the Coen brothers airs on Netflix

New this week: Ingrid Caven, Dakota Johnson, Fabrizia Sacchi and Renée Soutendijk in Suspiria

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 Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda in the 1980 film 9 to 5. Photograph: 20th Century Fox/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock

Next month marks 37 years since the release of this knockabout feminist comedy

Steven Gerrard: a man out of step with the mercenary, opportunistic world of contemporary football? Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Review: A powerful documentary from the team behind ‘Senna’ and ‘Amy’

Review: The Coen brothers have endless fun in their Western-themed portmanteau film

Sarah Henochsberg, Bouli Lanners and Justine Lacroix in Claire Burger’s “Real Love”

Lineup includes Lukas Dhont’s ‘Girl’, Christophe Honoré’s ‘Sorry Angel’ and a documentary about John McEnroe that includes shoutin(...)

For Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander, Atwood settled on a colour she calls “dirty peacock blue”

Costume designer Colleen Atwood reveals her inspiration for Newt Scamander’s outfit

Wildlife director: Paul Dano. Photograph: Michael Kovac/Getty

Actor discusses crafting screenplay for ‘Wildlife’ alongside partner Zoe Kazan

Brokeback marriage: Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal in Wildlife

New this week: Wildlife, Good Favour, The Grinch, They Shall Not Grow Old

New this week: Benedict Cumberbatch voicing The Grinch

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Benedict Cumberbatch in The Grinch

Review: This is a far better film than the ghastly Jim Carrey vehicle released in 2000

As JJ Abrams-produced joints go, Overlord splats right in the middle

Review: This shoot-’em-up zips by cartoonishly and pleasingly enough

Widows: Viola Davis with Cynthia Erivo in Steve McQueen’s new heist film

The ‘Widows’ director Steve McQueen on Liam Neeson, Pele and the ‘difficult’ Michelle Rodriguez

Mackenzie Foy and Keira Knightly in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Photograph: Disney

Review: Disney goes into overdrive with the Christmassy effects but squanders a top-notch cast

Bad wives club: Viola Davis and Elizabeth Debicki in Widows

New this week: Steve McQueen's Widows, Chris O'Dowd in Juliet Naked, Mike Leigh's Peterloo, and Mirai

Vincent Romeo in Good Favour, written and directed by Rebecca Daly

Irish film-maker Rebecca Daly’s enigmatic feature ‘Good Favour’ is inspired by German news story

Colin Farrell in Widows

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Good Favour, directed by Rebecca Daly

The third film from Irish director Rebecca Daly suggests and hints toward the supernatural without ever being explicit

Mirai, a new film from anime master Mamoru Hosoda. Photograph: Studio Chizu

A pre-school toddler throwing tantrums after the arrival of his baby sister never looked so good

Filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda.

Time-travel story about a train-obsessed toddler who must learn to share his parents with his younger sister

Storm warning: Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

New this week: Bohemian Rhapsody, Katie, The Hate U Give

Andrea Berntzen is impressive as Kaja

Review: The point of this fictionalised version of Anders Breivik’s atrocities is uncertain

New this week: Joaquin Phoenix and Jonah Hill in Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot.

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Studios often copy each other. But will a double revisiting of the Breivik killings test Norway?

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Photograph: Nick Delany/Twentieth Century Fox

Actor Rami Malek on portraying the late Queen frontman in the new biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Touch Me Not

The Romanian director Adina Pintilie mixes documentary and fiction in her study of sexual intimacy, but when the film took the Gol(...)

Michael Moore in Fahreiheit 11/9

Fahrenheit 11/9, Halloween, The Lonely Battle of Thomas Read, Dogman

“We were looking for actors that have a quite strong-looking face.” Above, Marcello Fonte in Dogman

Gomorrah director Matteo Garrone on his new film, Dogman – and aversion to violence

Review: The really scary part is that there is so little Jack Black in this sequel

Jamie Lee Curtis: holds the line in David Gordon Green’s Halloween

Review: Forget everything you knew about this franchise as Jamie Lee Curtis and Michael make a hokey return

Dogman

Review: The director of ‘Gomorrah’ tells a poignant story of small town life under the mob

New this week: Touch Me Not, on limited release

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Nicolas Cage: his final scene will leave you reeling

Review: The actor gives the most heartfelt performance of his career

The astronaut’s wife: Claire Foy in First Man

New this week: First Man, Rosie, Mandy, 1945

Ági Szirtes and Dóra Sztarenki in 1945

Review: Török’s imperfect feature has important things to say about historical guilt

Channing Tatum voices Migo, the  star character in Smallfoot

Review: Channing Tatum, Danny DeVito and rest of the voice cast prove capable

New this week; Chris Hemsworth in Bad Times at the El Royale

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First Man: Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong in Damien Chazelle’s new film. Photograph: Universal/DreamWorks

First Man director Damien Chazelle on his new film and its wave of ‘un-American’ criticism

Egyptair’s Drew Barrymore interview drew fire for its unusual grammar and questionable content. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Many journalists present press conference comments as exclusive, and movie stars let them

Star power: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born

New this week: A Star Is Born, Tehran Taboo, Columbus, Under the Clock

Tehran Taboo

Review: Ali Soozandeh’s animated feature captures women’s lives in a repressive regime

John Cho and Parker Posey in Columbus. Photograph: Front Row Filmed Entertainment

Review: Modern architecture takes centre stage in this carefully calibrated debut

New this week: André Leon Talley in The Gospel According to André

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‘What, no one’s laughing?’ Rowan Atkinson in ‘Johnny English Strikes Again’

Review: Rowan Atkinson returns as the bumbling agent armed with everything but jokes

The Gospel According to André

Review: Appropriately ostentatious tribute to André Leon Talley, Vogue’s ex-editor-at-large

Out of her husband’s shadow: Glenn Close in The Wife

New this week: The Wife, Nureyev, The Meeting

New this week: Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart in Night School

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Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce in The Wife

Review: Close is favourite for the best actress Oscar – just ahead of Lady Gaga

Rudolf Nureyev: even when he wasn’t trying to lash out, he could do harm. Photograph: Getty

Review: Film charts Rudolf Nureyev’s journey from war-torn childhood to global celebrity

Glenn Close: “You start out and it’s just one rejection after another. You have to be really tough. You have to believe.” Photograph: Tony Cenicola/NYT

The Fatal Attraction star in changes in Hollywood and how her new film could see her finally bring home an Oscar

Is Donny (Steve Buscemi) a figment of Walter’s imagination? That is just, like, your opinion, man

The Coens’ 1998 comedy works as a caper but repeat viewings unwrap layers of meaning

Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro and Jack Black in The House With a Clock in Its Walls

Review: Octopus tentacles appear from the basement. A flatulent griffin lurks outdoors

Domhnnall Gleeson in The Little Stranger

New this week: The Little Stranger, Climax, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, M.I.A

Matangi/Maya/MIA is brilliant, engaging, witty, provocative

Review: Messy, wonderful documentary about Sri Lankan-born rapper MIA

Throughout, the odd couple banter and gently rib at one another

Review: Odd couple Agnès Varda and artist JR spread joy and magic around France

Climax: bacchanalian badness

Review: Unquestionably the dance-horror-musical event of the year

New this week: Agnès Varda in Faces Places

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Eli Roth: “I was not the popular kid. I was super weird. People made fun of me for being into horror movies.” Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

The once gore-happy director has made a kids’ film, The House with a Clock in its Walls

Constance Wu and Henry Golding in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’: ‘I definitely knew it was going to be very meaningful to a lot of people.’

Constance Wu on why representation matters, and how the summer hit is casting a new die for Hollywood romcoms

Argentinian-Italian director Gaspar Noé:   ‘I’ve always loved movies about perfect worlds collapsing. Like David Cronenberg’s first feature, Shivers. Or Titanic, because you see people partying and drinking champagne and then they are all going to die.’ Photograph:  Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

The enfant terrible of extreme French cinema is used to causing outrage, but is not sure how to react to the positive notices for (...)

Plains speaking: Brady Jandreau in The Rider

New this week: The Rider, Crazy Rich Asians, Lucky, A Mother Takes Her Son to Be Shot

Jason Mitchell and Trevor Jackson in Superfly (2018)

Review: The clothes are great, the fights well staged, but it doesn’t add up to a movie

Michael caine

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Brady Jandreau in ‘The Rider’: ‘I would definitely act again. I enjoyed it’

An accident ended his rodeo career, but his story was turned into a fine film, ‘The Rider’

Harry Dean Stanton: His performance, like many of his best-loved turns, is as craggy as it is soulful

Review: This quirky drama – Stanton’s last film – is really something to see

Review: The movie marks a welcome return for the giddy, glamorous Hollywood romcom

This lady’s not for turning: Chloë Grace Moretz in The Miseducation of Cameron Post

New this week: The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Black 47, Puzzle

A scene from ‘Under the Wire’

Review: Chris Martin’s film honours its subject but is frustrating on many levels

James Frecheville and Hugo Weaving in Black ’47: “This is almost an anti-western in that it is told from the side of the Apaches,” says the film’s director, Lance Daly

Irish director Lance Daly has made his Famine film as a revenge tale in the vein of ‘Unforgiven’

New this week: American Animals

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Barry Keoghan and Evan Peters in ‘American Animals’

The action unfolds at breakneck speed, with thriller timing and nervy acting

Desiree Akhavan:  “I don’t have an agenda – I just have stories I want to tell.” Photograph: Desiree Navarro/WireImage

Sundance winner ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ tells the story of a teen forced into ‘gay conversion’ therapy

Forrest Goodluck, Chloë Grace Moretz and Sasha Lane in The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Review: Chloë Grace Moretz, Forrest Goodluck and Sasha Lane in a Sundance-winning drama

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