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Rebecca: Lily James as Mrs. de Winter. Photograph: Kerry Brown/Netflix

There is at least one promising moment (briefly reprised) in Ben Wheatley’s unengaging disinterment of Daphne du Maurier’s most durable melodrama. As (...)

Waris Ahluwalia in the 2007 Wes Anderson movie, The Darjeeling Limited

Real-life adventures Wild (2014) Cheryl Strayed decided to walk the Pacific Crest Trail to face her demons, and her memoirs were turned into this upl(...)

 Marjane Satrapi: “I’m a 20th-century woman: I smoke; I’m not on social media; I eat everything.” Photograph: Ernesto Ruscio/Getty

Catherine Deneuve calls her breathtaking. The Simpsons immortalised her by having her punch a hole in a grocery bag. She won best first film at the Cé(...)

Rosamund Pike in Radioactive

The filmmaker Paulette McDonagh, working with her actor sister Isabel McDonagh and art director third sibling, Phyllis McDonagh, made a series of self(...)

Angelina Jolie is too nice in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Are we sure about that title? Maleficent: Mistress of “Evil” would make more sense. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil? would be even better. A punter com(...)

Seventies flair: Brie Larson and Cillian Murphy in Free Fire

The latest from Ben Wheatley – prolific creator of such grim wonders as Kill List and A Field in England – can reasonably be referred to as an experim(...)

Food as philosophy: Jeong Kwan and David Gelb in the first episode of Chef’s Table

Television has a terrible habit of handling our food. Cookery shows have long folded homeliness into coquettishness, chefs would rather be masters, ev(...)

Sam Riley as detective superintendent Douglas Archer in SS-GB.  Photograph: Laurie Sparham

Let’s start with the unavoidable comparison. In The Man in the High Castle, the Amazon drama that imagines post-war America under Axis rule, the resis(...)

Towards the beginning of this very interesting, mildly feminist take on Sleeping Beauty, there is a moment that, thanks to recent sad accidents of fat(...)

Review: Byzantium

Those vampires really are not prepared to get their fangs out of our necks. Last week Jim Jarmusch premiered Only Lovers Left Alive, his own hip take (...)