Alex Garland

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Men review – Alex Garland’s rural retreat into toxic masculinity
Rory Kinnear in many guises plagues Jessie Buckley’s abuse survivor in this twisted country-house horror

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

05, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Rory Kinnear on humour, horror and trauma: ‘I went in the truck and there was my skull again, sent to haunt me’
The actor has found a niche playing multiple characters in one scene, never more so than playing five in his new film Men. He talks about grief making him old before his time – and why niceness is back

Claire Armitstead

27, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Scarily obvious: why the horror genre needs to drop clumsy metaphors
Alex Garland’s blunt new film Men targets toxic masculinity, the latest in an increasingly tiring trend of horror movies that play more like dissertations

AA Dowd

18, May, 2022 @2:16 PM

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Cannes 2022: 10 movies to watch out for in this year’s festival | Peter Bradshaw
Austin Butler shakes his stuff as Elvis, Cronenberg gets creepy, Claire Denis takes on colonial agony and Hirokazu Kore-eda unwraps his first Korean-language film

Peter Bradshaw

16, May, 2022 @12:41 PM

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Men review – Alex Garland unleashes multiple Rory Kinnears in wacky folk-horror
Garland’s latest is like a scary-movie remake of Dick Emery, with excellent performances from Kinnear in a number of different roles, and Jessie Buckley

Peter Bradshaw

09, May, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Ex Machina: when you see this sci-fi thriller, you’ll never stop thinking about it
Ahead of Alex Garland’s new film, Men, revisit his directorial debut. It asks the biggest question of all: what does it mean to be alive?

Adam Fleet

03, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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On the Road to Bridget Jones: five books that define each generation
Blake Morrison on boomers, Chris Power on Gen X, Megan Nolan on millennials and Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé on Gen Z … which books shaped your generation?

Blake Morrison, Chris Power, Megan Nolan Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé and Steven Poole

19, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Jeff VanderMeer: ‘Success changes who I can reach with an environmental message’
The author of the bestselling Southern Reach trilogy talks about taking notes on leaves, the adaptation of Annihilation and his new ecological thriller

Sam Leith

16, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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David Baddiel: ‘Kids have a better sense of humour than they used to'
The author and comedian on his lockdown viewing, including a Tiger King binge, and why today’s greatest screen creations are animated

David Baddiel

02, Jun, 2020 @9:33 AM

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Devs review – sci-fi thriller is a dark, wild ride
Hackers, hand-to-hand combat and questions of free will are afoot in this ambitious tech-themed drama from Alex Garland

Lucy Mangan

15, Apr, 2020 @9:00 PM

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Nick Offerman: 'Trump is about to be presented with a gory butcher's bill'
Nick Offerman played the bacon-chomping boss in Parks and Recreation. Now the sci-fi show Devs has given him the meatiest role of his life

Stuart Heritage

14, Apr, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Devs review – Alex Garland's elegant but flawed big tech thriller
The writer-director of Ex Machina and Annihilation heads to the small screen for an imaginative series that suffers from a listless lead performance

Benjamin Lee

05, Mar, 2020 @6:27 PM

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