Time is an elegant and unconventional documentary about incarceration
A black-and-white documentary about incarceration might sound like a downer – but this film is special.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is an entertaining but less in-your-face sequel
The sick shimmer of the original has lost some of its freakshow appeal, but Borat still entertains.
Early look review: High Ground is a stunningly beautiful and meditative Australian western
By turns shockingly violent and stunningly beautiful, this stunning film has been a long time coming.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 is glorious courtroom confection, Aaron Sorkin style
Aaron Sorkin turns dry subjects—such as politics and legal matters—into irresistible confection.
Australian sci-fi 2067 tries to save the future from mistakes of the past – and almost succeeds
The film is big on ideas, but not crash hot when it comes to grounding them in human motivations.
The Haunting of Bly Manor feels as trapped as its characters
Expect ghosts, creepy dolls and twists you can see coming a mile away.
Totally Under Control is a damning investigation into America’s mishandling of the coronavirus
If you haven’t guessed by now: this ain’t a happy story.
In Hubie Halloween, Adam Sandler again portrays a man-child with a speech impediment
Will this guy ever stop doing the same stoopid schtick? Does he even care?!
The first two Welcome to the Blumhouse movies are tight and twitchy thrillers
Both these tense, stress-inducing scary movies are well worth your time.
Dick Johnson is Dead is Netflix’s miraculous Alzheimer’s documentary
If it sounds uncomfortably exploitative, we can assure you it’s not.
Utopia is a watchable addition to Prime Video’s stable of conspiracy thrillers
Amazon are really getting into stories about crews working to bring down powerful conspiratorial forces.
The Devil All the Time is an entertaining but limited Southern Gothic potboiler
The Devil All the Time should feel dense and textured; instead it feels scattered and rushed.
Mulan is a visually arresting epic with serviceable fight choreography
This film is a meticulously mounted period adventure that’s good enough for you to wish it was a little better.
I’m Thinking of Endings Things is Charlie Kaufman’s take on Meet the Parents
Kaufman is one of those rare screenwriters whose films always feel distinctively his.
Bill and Ted Face the Music is so good it made me cry
Bill and Ted Face the Music is the movie the world needs right now. It really is most excellent.
Love Fraud is an addictive series about the hunt for a serial heartbreaker
Now on Stan, this gripping documentary exposé explores heartbreak and deceit.
Helen Reddy biopic I Am Woman is a well acted exercise in box-ticking
Helen Reddy is a feminist icon and an Australian legend – but her biopic is a box-ticking exercise.
Hungry Ghosts is a supernatural drama about being haunted physically and emotionally
The show handles its paranormal elements well, effectively deploying bumps and jumps.
Tenet review: Christopher Nolan’s new blockbuster verges on self-parody
Technique over substance, form over function, puzzles over plot, plot over characterisation.
Capsule reviews: Clueless, First Reformed and Patterson
Here’s three capsule reviews.
Wendy is Benh Zeitlin’s beautifully sad follow-up to Beasts of the Southern Wild
Wendy is frustratingly elusive—but vivid, memorable, and an original take on a well-battered text.