Film

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Crimes of the Future review – Cronenberg’s post-pain, post-sex body horror sensation
As he did with 90s hit Crash, the director creates a bizarre new society of sicko sybarites where pain is the ultimate pleasure and ‘surgery is the new sex’

Peter Bradshaw

23, May, 2022 @9:17 PM

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Decision to Leave review – Tang Wei stuns in Park Chan-wook black-widow noir
Park’s tale of a married detective torn between infidelity and moral duty keeps the viewer off-balance at every turn

Peter Bradshaw

23, May, 2022 @6:18 PM

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Pissarro: Father of Impressionism review – quiet man of art brought into the light
The impressionist painter lacks the glitzy kudos of peers such as Monet and Degas but is celebrated in this study, tied to an exhibition of his work

Andrew Pulver

23, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Girls’ School: Taiwanese queer gem is hopelessly devoted to teenage passions
Lee Mi-Mi’s intoxicating film, which sits in a rich cinematic tradition of all-girls’ schools, with their homoerotic tensions, as social microcosms, earns a rare screening this week

Phuong Le

23, May, 2022 @12:13 PM

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Boonie Bears: Back to Earth review – Chinese animated blockbuster is messy but fun
Pixar beware: Huida Lin’s film is an entertaining hodgepodge of styles and ideas that could one day turn the animation tide east

Phil Hoad

23, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Shut In review – Vincent Gallo returns for clueless poke at Hollywood’s ‘liberal bias’
Gallo stars in this taste-free complaint about America’s decline in Christian values: paedophilia, meth addiction, single momhood – it’s all here

Cath Clarke

23, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘A gaping wound’: how a film about birds of prey is a warning to India’s capital city
Meditative documentary All That Breathes is about two brothers’ devotion to protecting black kites against a backdrop of pollution and violence in Delhi

Saptarshi Ray

23, May, 2022 @9:44 AM

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Luzzu review – beautifully observed study of fishers trying to stay afloat
Casting real-life fishers as his stars, Maltese-American director Alex Camilleri’s paean to his homeland is a neo-realistic classic in the making

Phuong Le

23, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘Redemption is a powerful concept’: Hayden Christensen on Star Wars and daring to return as Darth Vader
When he first portrayed Darth Vader in the much-panned Star Wars prequels 20 years ago, fans vented their anger at him. So why is he risking more in a new TV series? He talks about George Lucas, the pressures of fame and his love of bulldozers

Chris Godfrey

23, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Colin Cantwell, Star Wars designer behind the X-Wing and Death Star, dies aged 90
The creator behind several iconic Star Wars ships also worked on 2001: A Space Odyssey and assisted in broadcasting the 1969 moon landing

Sian Cain and agencies

23, May, 2022 @2:15 AM

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Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind review – Ethan Coen’s amazing tribute to the Killer
The Coen brother goes solo to put together a documentary about the shamanic wild man of early rock’n’roll, who reinvented himself as a country and gospel act

Peter Bradshaw

22, May, 2022 @8:20 PM

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Group invades Cannes red carpet to highlight violence towards women
Protest came before premiere of Holy Spider, based on story of man who killed at least 16 women in Iran

Harry Taylor

22, May, 2022 @7:07 PM

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