Film

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The Velvet Underground review – avant-garde cool brought back to life
Todd Haynes uses Warhol-style split screen for this ideally pitched documentary about the influential 60s band

Simran Hans

16, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Corporate Accountability review – collaboration with Argentinian state terror exposed
Jonathan Perel’s low-key doc focuses on the companies, still in business, which collaborated with the killings and torture that followed 1976 coup

Cath Clarke

16, Oct, 2021 @9:46 AM

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Desperately seeking Diana: can any actor get to the heart of the people’s princess?
The princess is now a constant presence on our screens, from a camp musical to The Crown. Such a blank canvas is a dream for directors and a nightmare for actors, writes Hadley Freeman

Hadley Freeman

16, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Halloween Kills marks new high in ‘horror renaissance’
Predicted to be one of the franchise’s biggest earners, the film is the latest in a genre that has boomed during the pandemic

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

16, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Streaming: the best films about siblings
Brazilian director Karim Aïnouz’s gorgeous new melodrama joins classics that range from Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? to You Can Count on Me

Guy Lodge

16, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Earwig review – twisty body-horror noir threatens to bite
Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s first English-language feature is intriguing, but its nightmarish dentures slant needs a mouthful of narrative

Peter Bradshaw

15, Oct, 2021 @9:05 PM

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Raphael Revealed review – 500th-anniversary survey of the Renaissance great
While we’re waiting for the delayed National Gallery extravaganza, this wide-ranging documentary relays the full breadth of Raphael’s achievements

Andrew Pulver

15, Oct, 2021 @7:45 PM

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King Richard review – Will Smith serves up tennis stardom for Venus and Serena
Smith plays Richard Williams, the driven father of the US sporting sisters, in this well-crafted, authorised version of their story

Peter Bradshaw

15, Oct, 2021 @7:18 PM

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Sardar Udham review – a blockbuster take on a political martyr and assassin
Shoojit Sircar’s flawed biopic tells the life of a young man shellshocked by the horrors of colonialism in Punjab

Phuong Le

15, Oct, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Is Needle in a Timestack the most brilliantly bad film title ever? | Stuart Heritage
A sci-fi romance with Leslie Odom Jr, Cynthia Erivo and Orlando Bloom was released today to no fanfare at all. But it should be treasured for its name alone

Stuart Heritage

15, Oct, 2021 @1:34 PM

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Barney Platts-Mills obituary
British film director whose overlooked classic Bronco Bullfrog was part of a lifelong effort to make his industry more accessible

Ryan Gilbey

15, Oct, 2021 @12:22 PM

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‘I wanted this film to be 100% Somali’: the fight to make The Gravedigger’s Wife
Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, who directed the acclaimed drama, reveals the struggle to portray his community ‘with dignity and compassion’

Hibaq Farah

15, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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