Sam Taylor-Johnson: ‘We tried to understand the addiction and mental health issues at the core of the story. That’s the important part.’ Photograph: Henny Garfunkel/The New York Times

Ever since she emerged as one of the most versatile stars of the superstar Young British Artists grouping, people have marvelled at Sam Taylor-Johnson(...)

New this week: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in Men in Black: International

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Roller derby is an unholy union of many things: speed, bruises, passion, adrenaline, rivalries and punk energy. Little wonder, then, that film-maker L(...)

Baloney: Jem and the Holograms. Photograph:  Universal

As a film critic, I am expected to pretend familiarity with all source material from Car 54, Where Are You? to Nikolai Gogol’s Dead Souls. Is there a(...)

August: Osage County

Welcome to Osage County, population: showily deranged. This is one heck of a place. Nobody is able to open his or her mouth without touching on some t(...)