Kenneth Branagh

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‘It’s a way to bring my mum and dad back’: Steven Spielberg on the new wave of cine-memoirs
After Branagh’s Belfast, Spielberg’s The Fabelmans – a tale of a childhood in Arizona – is winning acclaim. Is it legacy or therapy that’s motivating these autobiographies?

Wendy Ide

22, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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TV tonight: the ups and downs of marriage in The A Word spin-off
Ralph & Katie follows the newlyweds who both have Down’s syndrome. Plus, Steve Thompson on Rugby, Dementia and Me. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Jack Seale and Ellen E Jones

05, Oct, 2022 @5:20 AM

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The week in TV: This England; Make Me Prime Minister; Inside Man; Industry
Is Boris Johnson just way too nice in Sky’s exhaustive pandemic drama? Will Jackie Weaver be the next PM? And can Stanley Tucci save Steven Moffat’s psychopath thriller?

Barbara Ellen

02, Oct, 2022 @8:30 AM

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I will never forget the brutal realities of the pandemic - This England brushes them aside | Rod Dacombe
I saw abject failure, arbitrary death and utter helplessness. This is quite a different story, says former ambulance driver and academic Rod Dacombe

Rod Dacombe

29, Sep, 2022 @1:52 PM

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This England review – so sympathetic to Boris Johnson it is absolutely bananas
Kenneth Branagh’s impression of the former coward-in-chief is spot on, but Michael Winterbottom’s Covid drama is leaden, artless and a disservice to all those who died

Lucy Mangan

28, Sep, 2022 @9:25 PM

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TV tonight: Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson is television at its most triggering
Michael Winterbottom’s pandemic drama is sickeningly accurate. Plus: risky business for Catherine in the season finale of The Great. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Graeme Virtue, Phil Harrison, Ali Catterall and Simon Wardell

28, Sep, 2022 @5:20 AM

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Darling, you were dreadful! The best and worst big-screen performances of all time
What makes cinema acting great – or awful? As Harry Styles raises eyebrows in two new films, our film critics name the portrayals that really blew them away

Guardian film critics

23, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Kenneth Branagh is Boris Johnson! Brace yourself to relive the pandemic with This England
Care home deaths, Barnard Castle, cover-ups – the story of the PM’s handling of the Covid outbreak is ripe for drama. But is Michael Winterbottom’s tale just too sympathetic?

Zoe Williams

16, Sep, 2022 @12:00 PM

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What links This England to Angelina Jolie, via Matt Hancock?
With the five-part drama coming to screens soon, we go down the pandemic rabbit hole with Michael Winterbottom, Daniel Pearl and Kenneth Branagh

Larry Ryan

03, Sep, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The best films of 2022 so far
Tilda Swinton aces Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s dreamy fable, director Clio Barnard’s forbidden affair and Catherine Clinch in The Quiet Girl rank in the pick of this year’s films

Guardian film

09, Jun, 2022 @6:03 AM

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Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson revealed in This England teaser
Sky Atlantic series follows PM’s tumultuous first months in No 10 as he grapples with pandemic

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

18, May, 2022 @5:46 PM

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Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo: ‘I’ve never heard us described as an island of joy before!’
Radio’s odd couple take questions from actors, directors and Observer readers about optimism, the films they disagree on – and biscuits

Miranda Sawyer

01, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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