Broken Law gets by on strongly rendered atmosphere and performances that mesh together with admirable smoothness

Over the past decade or so a school of Dublin noir has edged its way into the nation’s consciousness. The films tend to take place on the move – catap(...)

Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems. Photograph: A24

It takes great discipline to deliver indiscipline on this scale. Josh and Benny Safdie dipped toes in New York’s pinballing underground with the compu(...)

Charlize Theron plays Megyn Kelly (left) in a study of sexual harassment at Fox News, with Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie

What a cornucopia of delights are coming our way in 2020. We offer a few warnings. One or two of these may slide into 2021. On the upside, the odd exc(...)

Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird

Despite all the challenges facing cinema in the outgoing decade, the medium somehow managed to honour many of the aesthetics the pioneers devised more(...)

Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, director Quentin Tarantino and Margot Robbie. Photograph:  Kevork Djansezian/Getty

We are in the most famous of Cannes’s regally enormous beachfront hotels. A day has passed since the premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time (...)

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

“This is a new frontier for us,” says Paul Dano. “Managing work and life. It has ended up being a really interesting fall for us. Zoe has the Coen bro(...)

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

Rami Malek is all elbows and thumbs as he gallantly pushes a chair across the room for me. “Don’t move! I got it,” he insists as he clatters into a d(...)

Burt Reynolds on the set of Deliverance

Burt Reynolds, who has died in Florida at the age of 82, was once the most popular star on the planet. From the mid 1970s to the early 1980s, he appe(...)

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt and Henry Cavill as August Walker in Mission Impossible – Fallout. Photograph: Paramount Pictures

The lovely Anglo-American star Stewart Grainger once laconically remarked that, rather than aging into character roles, he had aged into elderly roman(...)

Filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead: Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Meeting Justin Benson and Aaron Scott Moorhead, you are reminded that it requires organisation and discipline to maintain a life in low-budget cinema.(...)

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