Annette Bening

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Oscars 2024: who might be in the running for next year’s awards?
From Colman Domingo to Saoirse Ronan, an early look at which actors and directors might win awards in 2024

Benjamin Lee

15, Mar, 2023 @3:27 PM

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Jerry and Marge Go Large review – Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening go small
A broad, fact-based comedy about a couple who game the lottery has flashes of vicarious fun but relies too heavily on sitcom beats

Benjamin Lee

17, Jun, 2022 @3:27 PM

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Death on the Nile review – Kenneth Branagh makes heavy weather of Christie caper
Branagh’s spirited performance as Poirot and a big-name ensemble cast can’t keep this stale and two-dimensional whodunnit afloat

Peter Bradshaw

07, Feb, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘In real life, people aren’t heroic’: Annette Bening and Bill Nighy on why marriages implode
The two actors talk about their new film, Hope Gap, and along with co-star Josh O’Connor and director William Nicholson, share their thoughts on honesty, fidelity and the perils of talking at breakfast

Catherine Shoard

28, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Hope Gap review – marriage hits the rocks at the seaside
Annette Bening and Bill Nighy are terrific as a middle-aged couple who have everything – except a happy relationship

Leslie Felperin

27, Aug, 2020 @11:00 AM

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The Report review – claustrophobic tale of CIA interrogation failures
This fact-based thriller on a US Senate probe gets caught up in the detail

Wendy Ide

17, Nov, 2019 @10:29 AM

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The Report review – Adam Driver's battle to expose CIA torture
Driver stars as the real-life researcher who struggled to publish his study of ‘extreme interrogation techniques’ in this cool, dry look at the facts

Peter Bradshaw

14, Nov, 2019 @1:00 PM

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American Beauty at 20: is the Oscar-winning hit worth a closer look?
In the years since its release, critics have turned against 1999’s Oscar-winning suburban satire but it remains a telling snapshot of the time

Guy Lodge

13, Sep, 2019 @3:31 PM

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Hope Gap review – Annette Bening stumbles in empty divorce drama
The Oscar nominee wrestles with an ill-fitting British accent playing a woman whose life crumbles after her husband leaves for another woman

Benjamin Lee in Toronto

07, Sep, 2019 @3:30 AM

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Georgetown review – Christoph Waltz's inglorious directorial debut
The two-time Oscar winner stumbles with a flat, amateurish drama loosely telling the true story of a devious social climber

Benjamin Lee

29, Apr, 2019 @4:27 PM

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All My Sons review – Annette Bening and Tracy Letts power sturdy revival
Thrilling, note perfect performances elevate yet another staging of Arthur Miller’s transgressive tragedy

Alexis Soloski

23, Apr, 2019 @1:30 AM

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The early favourites: who might be winning Oscars in 2020?
Olivia Colman, Rami Malek and Alfonso Cuarón have just taken top honours at this year’s Academy awards but the next ceremony is a mere 12 months away

Benjamin Lee

26, Feb, 2019 @8:00 AM

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