Film

The Lego Batman Movie 3D is released in February. See what Dan Carrier has to say about it, and a host of other new releases from T2: Trainspotting to Paddington 2.
The Lego Batman Movie 3D February
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in La La Land
Hollywood loves movies about Hollywood, and La La Land is no different
Lewis MacDougall branches out in A Monster Calls
Soppy, sappy, grim and at times just too disjointed for the audience to care much what happens next...
Aisholpan Nurgaiv, The Eagle Huntress
This is a story that swoops and soars. We meet Aisholpan, a girl whose family live in Mongolia....
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Snowden
Veteran director Oliver Stone has turned Edward Snowden’s story into a fairly watchable feature...
Nate Parker in The Birth of a Nation
In Nate Parker's biopic we are told Nat Turner’s story in graphic, horrendous detail. Turner (...
Usain Bolt in I Am Bolt, made by Camden Town-based Ben and Gabe Turner.
Camden-based filmmakers, Fulwell 73, tell the story of Usain Bolt, charting his rise as the most...
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Newt (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in New York with a suitcase stuffed full of extraordinary animals. He...
Luke Treadway and Bob in A Street Cat Named Bob
My ex-colleague Peter Gruner, had noticed the Big Issue seller outside the Angel tube with a cat...
Raymond’s evacuation – a poignant scene from Ethel and Ernest
This film is charm personified, a beautiful, touching eulogy by one of the greatest British artists...
Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange
As film-makers scour the comic book barrel for adaptations, it feels like Marvel’s run of...
Not so divine: Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones in Inferno
Inferno, the movie starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones, is in comparison to the Da Vinci Code,...
Emily Blunt as the troubled Rachel in The Girl On The Train
Rachel looks like any other commuter whizzing from the New York ’burbs to a well-paid job in...
Louis Theroux
Louis Theroux’s style of passive aggressive journalism wins him plaudits. The simple fact is he...
Denzel Wahington in The Magnificent Seven
This remake of the classic 1960 Western (and featuring Denzil Washington) was not wholly necessary...
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years
You can’t help but be charmed by this documentary that has seen Apollo 13 director Ron Howard trawl...
David Brent:  Life on the road
The Office was a game-changing BBC 2 sitcom that has aged well: watch it again and it is as funny...
Swallows  and Amazons - Tale gives that sinking feeling
Arthur Ransome’s life is fascinating. He wrote pitch-perfect books – his Lake District and Norfolk...
Matt Damon in Bourne Again
Perhaps the best thing about the Jason Bourne films was the fact they made those at the tiller of...