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My Sunny Maad review – Czech-Afghan love story told as culture-shock animation
Despite its visual appeal, the characters in Czech animator Michaela Pavlátová’s clash-of-values family drama struggle to get past sorrowful stereotypes

Phuong Le

02, Oct, 2022 @4:50 PM

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The Greatest Beer Run Ever review – crass Vietnam jaunt falls flat
Zac Efron goes to great lengths for a few drinks with his buddies in Peter Farrelly’s formulaic latest

Wendy Ide

02, Oct, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Mark Hamill calls for more drones for Ukraine to fight Russian invasion
Star Wars actor promotes Ukrainian drive for donations and compares Russia to ‘evil empire’

Emily Dugan

02, Oct, 2022 @11:05 AM

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Smile review – sadistically effective supernatural horror
Sosie Bacon excels as a psychiatrist pursued by an evil curse in Parker Finn’s derivative yet solidly scary feature debut

Wendy Ide

02, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Girls Girls Girls review – intimate Finnish dating drama
The love lives of three young women burn bright in Alli Haapasalo’s engagingly skittish coming-of-age-tale

Wendy Ide

02, Oct, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Mrs Harris Goes to Paris review – Lesley Manville trades her duster for Dior in feelgood froth
Manville and Isabelle Huppert are wasted in this tale of a 1950s London cleaner determined to buy a couture dress

Wendy Ide

02, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Invisible Demons review – apocalypse now for pollution nightmare in Delhi
A despairing handwring of a film shows the effects of environmental crisis on India’s capital – with images as nightmarish as sci-fi

Cath Clarke

02, Oct, 2022 @8:33 AM

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Flux Gourmet review – Peter Strickland’s deliciously bonkers tale of art, desire and gut pain
Conjuror of the bizarre Strickland outdoes himself with this tale of a sonic performance collective who stick microphones into food – and other places

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

02, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Glengarry Glen Ross at 30: David Mamet’s still electric salesmen drama
A cast of never-better actors, including Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino and Alec Baldwin, give added life to the playwright’s punchy, Pulitzer prize-winning dialogue

Scott Tobias

02, Oct, 2022 @6:38 AM

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Till review – sensitive Emmett Till drama aims to educate and honor
A remarkable performance from Danielle Deadwyler anchors an at times morally questionable pursuit: to retell a devastating story of Black pain

Adrian Horton

02, Oct, 2022 @1:00 AM

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The Woman King review – a thunderously cinematic good time
Magnificent Viola Davis heads Gina Prince-Bythewood’s ass-kicking, thought-provoking epic inspired by a real-life all-female army

Wendy Ide

01, Oct, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Finally, the Depp v Heard trial movie that no one wanted is here
A cheaply made and poorly acted new dramatisation of the two stars on the stand has been rushed out but for whom exactly?

Stuart Heritage

30, Sep, 2022 @2:46 PM

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