Willem Dafoe

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Willem Dafoe’s 20 best films – ranked!
As his new film Nightmare Alley hits cinemas, the possessor of Hollywood’s most piercing stare gets the ranked treatment

Andrew Pulver

20, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Nightmare Alley review – Guillermo del Toro’s trickster thriller is light on treats
Bradley Cooper leads a starry cast as an ambitious grifter in a sumptuously made noir that can’t quite grip us tightly enough

Benjamin Lee

06, Dec, 2021 @7:59 PM

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Siberia review – Willem Dafoe and Abel Ferrara on fine freaky form
Dafoe has gravitas as a barkeep on a journey of delusion and epiphany in Ferrara’s glacial, woozy dream-odyssey

Peter Bradshaw

23, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Hear me out: why Speed 2: Cruise Control isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers sticking up for maligned movies is a defense of the Sandra Bullock-starring action sequel

Scott Jordan Harris

26, Mar, 2021 @6:17 AM

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Zack Snyder's Justice League review – four hours of geek-pleasing grandeur | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Affleck and Cavill are as insipid as ever but this new cut adds operatic colour to vapid original – and a bold new ending

Peter Bradshaw

17, Mar, 2021 @10:03 AM

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Brothers in Arms review – Platoon's veterans hold their audience hostage
Gruelling, macho and punishingly dull: welcome to the making-of documentary about Oliver Stone’s Vietnam classic

Ellen E Jones

01, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Venice film festival 2020 roundup – against all the odds, a triumph
The hot ticket was a Pedro Almodóvar short – but who will most impress Cate Blanchett’s Golden Lion jury?

Jonathan Romney

12, Sep, 2020 @3:00 PM

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My streaming gem: why you should watch Animal Factory
The latest in our series of writers highlighting underseen movies is a recommendation for Steve Buscemi’s tough, well-acted prison drama

Jason Bailey

28, Aug, 2020 @6:12 AM

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My streaming gem: why you should watch New Rose Hotel
Continuing our series on underappreciated films available to stream is a vote for Abel Ferrara’s erotic 1998 drama

Beatrice Loayza

17, Aug, 2020 @7:20 AM

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American Psycho at 20: a vicious satire that remains as sharp as ever
Mary Harron’s divisive adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s novel is a shrewd articulation of the source, with a star-making turn from Christian Bale

Scott Tobias

14, Apr, 2020 @7:50 AM

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Paul Schrader slams coronavirus film shutdown, says he'd rather 'die on the job'
Director criticises producers of The Card Counter who halted shoot in Mississippi after a cast member was diagnosed with the virus

Andrew Pulver

17, Mar, 2020 @11:15 AM

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The Lighthouse review – inner demons get lost in the fog
This period chiller starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe sacrifices storyline for atmosphere

Simran Hans

02, Feb, 2020 @5:30 AM

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