Since bursting onto the screen with his feature length debut - the superb, ultra-violent, profanity-strewn In Bruges (2008) - writer and director Martin McDonagh has established himself as one of the most exciting directors working today.
Steven Spielberg’s dramatisation of events leading up to the high-profile legal wrangling between The Washinton Post and President Nixon feels relevant in the era of fake news and presidential Twitter outbursts but is self-serving and smug.
From Richard Attenborough’s excellent Young Winston (1972) to Jonathan Teplitzky’s Churchill (2017), Winston Churchill has been the subject of countless historical dramas and biopics that have dealt with various stages of the near-mythical figure’s life.
The 27 tumultuous days, which led to Churchill’s impassioned cry for the British to fight on the beaches and in the streets, is dramatised in Joe Wright’s handsomely crafted character study boasting an Oscar worthy performance from the unrecognisable star.
Darkest Hour tells the story of Winston Churchill in the early days of the war. It also features a remarkable portrayal by an almost unrecognisable Gary Oldman. But how does it compare to the many others who have played him?
Salty, quick-fire dialogue pepper Martin McDonagh’s blackly comic thriller that pits the righteous anger of vigilante parent Frances McDormand against her local police force in a fictional midwestern town.
Writer and director Scott Cooper follows the success of moving drama Crazy Heart (2009) and hard-bitten crime thrillers Out of the furnace (2013) and Black Mass (2015) with arresting and haunting western Hostiles.
Christian Bale plays a grizzled army captain in writer-director Scott Cooper’s solid but sometimes standard revisionist western, set during the final years of the bloodthirsty war between the US Army and Native Americans.
Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin makes his directorial debut with this dramatisation of the rise and fall of Molly Bloom, who dealt herself a winning hand as hostess of Hollywood’s most exclusive poker game with a $50,000 stake to sit at a table.
At first glance Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle could be dismissed as a desperate bid to cash in on the franchise potential of Joe Johnston’s much loved Jumanji (1995) and its 2005 follow-up Zathura: A Space Adventure.
Roll up and rock out for director Michael Gracey’s foot-stomping musical, the passion project of Hugh jackman, based on the topsy-turvy life of circus impresario and master of shameless self-promotion, P.T. Barnum.
This year was a year of contrasts and contradictions at the cinema. The headlines were made by what was happening off screen rather than what was on it. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at 2017 and asks what will go down in the history books?
Like I’m A Celebrity, with people you have actually heard of, this sorta-sequel to the 1995 Robin Williams film has some fun moments but flipping the original’s concept on its head, it comes up with something much less interesting.
Just in time for Christmas, the third instalment of one of the most popular singing-based movie franchises returns offering plenty of laugh out loud moments, pop singalongs and a heartwarming finale - just forgive the slightly ridiculous Bond-like action-comedy plot this time around...
Though largely panned upon its release and regularly finding itself at the top of lists of the worst films ever made, Tommy Wiseau’s dire drama The Room (2003) has birthed legions of fans who regularly attend midnight screenings of the film to revel in the sheer awfulness of the whole thing.
Carlos Saldanha’s coming-of-age story, from thre studio behind the Ice Age and Rio films, tells the journey of self-discovery centred on a Spanish fighting bull, who prefers to smell the roses rather than stomp on them.
As Star Wars: The Last Jedi finally arrives in cinemas, Carrie Fisher’s last performance in her iconic role of Princess Leia is unveiled. The film’s stars Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega discuss life without her and taking the franchise forward.
If Episode VII: The Force Awakens crammed everything fans love into one entertaining origin story, the next chapter directed by Rian Johnson adds scope, humour and a spectacular finale that’s one of the highlights of the entire series.