There are five very good films nominated for the Best Picture gong and one extraordinary one.
Ultimately the controversy over the casting of Matt Damon as a "white saviour" in The Great Wall is baseless, as the film falls flat in other ways.
After Fifty Shades of Grey there was debate about its romanticisation of an abusive relationship. The sequel confirms that this wasn’t a misconception.
Humans have eaten insects for centuries, but western diets seem to have lost the taste for them.
The film presents some of the best descriptions of mathematics yet seen on the big screen. It shows mathematics as art and as a creative process of discovery.
How do we deal with people whose emotional responses we don’t understand? Demolition does not have the answers.
If you haven't seen Oscar winner Spotlight yet, go. It tells the true story of how decades of abuse in one city was finally uncovered - followed by revelations worldwide, including in my home town.
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.
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.
The Hunger Game series has drawn to a close - so what conclusions does the final instalment leave us with? This article contains plot spoilers.
The film transcends its feelgood marketing campaign to contribute to current debates around charity and its practical implications.
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.
The pantheon of traditional American gangsters gets a chilling new addition with Scott Cooper's Black Mass.
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.
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.
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.
The latest Terminator film marks a recovery from its predecessors, but it's treatment of time travel is still implausible.
In some ways, it's spot-on. In others, not so much.