Firm favourites: Toni Collette in Hereditary (centre) and from left, Cold War, Climax, Lady Bird, Sorry to Bother You and Loveless

We should begin by acknowledging the continuing eccentricities of the distribution business. For once there was, in this place, only the mildest of ey(...)

John Krasinski in ‘Jack Ryan’. Photograph: Jan Thijs/Amazon

Not too long ago, it seemed like the world of entertainment was poised to tear itself apart over the casting of a new James Bond, especially since the(...)

     Disenchantment, the new Matt Groening 10-episode adult animated comedy fantasy series. Photograph: Netflix

Like Father August 3rd Kristen Bell embarks on another getaway in a tropical paradise but unlike Forgetting Sarah Marshall, her character Rachel is th(...)

Saoirse Ronan is transcendent as a fraught teenager who is closer to her mother than their fuming rows would suggest, in Lady Bird

Don’t get in a state. You should know that we do this now. Be grateful that we were polite enough to wait until the end of June before naming our favo(...)

Emily Blunt and Millicent Simmonds in A Quiet Place

It turns out that John Krasinski, the likeable star of The Office (US) and Away We Go, has been holding out on us. How else might one explain this per(...)

The actual stand-off in ‘Detroit’ is a virtuoso piece of filmmaking, and a harrowing, unbearable art-horror set-piece

The 1967 Detroit riot began when police raided an unlicensed club during a celebration for returning black veterans, and ended four days later, with 4(...)

Promised Land

Gus Van Sant is, it seems, still in a mainstream mood. It’s been quite a while since he made a film in which nothing much happens to nob(...)