Palme d’Or contender: Cate Blanchett in Carol, directed by Todd Haynes

Such is the nature of the news cycle that some editions of the Cannes film festival come to be identified with satellite scandals only obliquely relat(...)

Muffled: Gabriel Byrne and Amy Ryan in Louder Than Bombs

Joachim Trier, Norwegian director of the piercing Oslo, August 31st, has made a film about somebody who is no longer here. This achingly tastef(...)

 Samuel Beckett. Photograph:  IC Rapoport/Getty Images

Michael Gambon is concentrating on his spaghetti bolognese, and on keeping it away from his green tweed jacket, when he announces: “Oh, Beckett is gre(...)

The Nun

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the cinema, this bland, sanitised French heritage drama hits our screens, leaving little lasting im(...)

Dead Man Down

And then they all walk into a bar together and there’s a punchline. Danish film-maker Niels Arden Oplev directs Irishman Colin Far(...)

If you know anything about Michael Haneke, you will approach this documentary with guarded expectations. Famously evasive about the mean(...)

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