Ben Mendelsohn

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Timothée Chalamet in The King

The last thing any critic should do is berate a director for not making the movie he or she most wanted to see. With apologies, I will, nonetheless, e(...)

Brie Larson does well enough in a role that would better suit an actor less wedded to underplayed naturalism

It is such a shame this film isn’t a little better. The first episode in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a woman protagonist has already taken flak(...)

Taron Egerton as Robin Hood. The outlaw from the English midlands talks pure Estuary. Photograph: Larry Horricks/Lionsgate

Give the children what they want. More Pinky and Perky! More Dan Dare! More Robin Hood! Okay, that’s a little unfair. The Robin legend goes back a f(...)

Sierra Burgess is a Loser September 7th Fans of Stranger Things will finally get some justice for their beloved Barb, as actress Shannon Purser stars (...)

Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) seeks escape from life with his harassed aunt

An argument can be made that Steven Spielberg should stick to popcorn pictures. For all the virtues of Schindler’s List and Lincoln, it was Jaws, ET a(...)

Rooney Mara at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills in February. Photograph: by JB Lacroix.Wireimage

By her own admission, Rooney Mara has always been a rather serious young woman. As a youngster, between devouring the works of the Brontë sisters, she(...)

Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn in Una

The greater part of this troublesome film is taken up with conversations between a grown woman and the man who sexually abused her when she was just 1(...)

Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek in Bloodline

There is a lot about Bloodline that makes the show hard to imagine working on network television. In its first series, the Netflix show, produced b(...)

If you are a man of a certain age (and I probably do mean “man”), there may be a teenage boy buried within your psyche who feels “they really just (...)

Starred Up

It is impossible to watch this British prison drama without permitting thoughts of Alan Clarke’s Scum (...)

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