Nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, Spotlight has won applause for its quiet outrage and strong cast featuring Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo.
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As its final moments make clear, Spotlight is not just a movie about past wrongs in one US city. It's a story about too many people, in too many countries, including my home town of Newcastle.
Daisy Domergue’s story sits at the centre of The Hateful Eight (2015).
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The Hateful Eight has been praised as a violent but optimistic story of men working to come together – but it's also been derided as a thinly veiled exercise in misogynistic violence.
An unlikely group of bounty hunters, bandits, and lawmen take shelter from a merciless blizzard.
Quentin Tarantino has secured his place in popular culture by reaching into neglected corners of cinema for genres that are ready for reinvention and rediscovery.
Cressida (Natalie Dormer) and Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II.
The Hunger Game series has drawn to a close - so what conclusions does the final instalment leave us with? This article contains plot spoilers.
One Alan Bennett with Miss Shepherd, the lady in the van.
The film transcends its feelgood marketing campaign to contribute to current debates around charity and its practical implications.
Love complicates the complex marriage deals arranged by parents on the island of Tanna, though rarely with such profound ramifications as those depicted in the film.
The new Australian film Tanna, which won two awards at Venice Film Festival, is as much a tale about romance as it is globalisation.
Suffragette tells a story that is both of its time, and timeless - an historical struggle whose lessons, sadly, still need to be learned.
Johnny Depp is James ‘Whitey’ Bulger in Black Mass.
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The pantheon of traditional American gangsters gets a chilling new addition with Scott Cooper's Black Mass.
He’s going to have to ‘science the shit out of this’.
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The Martian is a rare film that seeks to use science to enhance the plot, and gives a sense of the splendour of the Red Planet.
Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth is beautiful, but fails to reach the dramatic depths of other adaptions.
The latest filmmaker to try his hand at Macbeth, Justin Kurzel has delivered a cinematic masterpiece, but shies away from the wicked depths of his villains.
Matt Damon is feeling lonely on Mars.
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The Martian may not be completely scientifically accurate but that is certainly not a problem.
Justin Simien's first feature is a strong contribution to black cinema, for all audiences.
Back with a bang.
The latest Terminator film marks a recovery from its predecessors, but it's treatment of time travel is still implausible.
A cross-country move – just when middle school is about to start – can be emotionally draining for most children.
In some ways, it's spot-on. In others, not so much.
The Lemmings cast. Left to right: Garry Goodrow, Peter Elbling, Chevy Chase, Chris Guest, John Belushi, Mary-Jennifer Mitchell, Alice Peyton.
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Most of us are familiar with the National Lampoon films of the 70s and 80s. But this documentary offers insight into the magazine of the same name and the questionable dynamics of modern satire.
Red Army tells the story of the Russian hockey dynasty of the 1980s and early 1990s, focusing on the story of defenseman Slava Fetisov (pictured top right).
Gabe Polsky’s documentary Red Army opens with the film’s main subject – former NHL and Soviet hockey great Viacheslav (Slava) Fetisov – giving the finger to Polsky while checking his phone. At the film’s…
Still Alice is a window into the lives of the millions of people living with Alzheimer’s disease.
For many of us, memories are our most precious possessions; they makes us the people we are. Consider how you would feel then if your memories were stripped from you, as they are from people diagnosed…
In The Gambler, Mark Wahlberg portrays Jim Bennet, a bored literature professor whose gambling debts spiral out of control.
“Life is a losing proposition,” explains Mark Wahlberg’s literature professor/compulsive gambler Jim Bennett. “You might as well get it over with.” Intent on doing just that, Bennett runs up massive debts…
He remains unbroken.
Recently, Angelina Jolie announced her retirement from the acting profession so that she could take up writing and directing full time. Which is an error, if her latest directing endeavour Unbroken is…
Black holes aren’t black.
Note: this article has spoilers. In Interstellar’s near-ish future, our climate has failed catastrophically, crops die in vast blights and America is a barely-habitable dustbowl. Little education beyond…