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Peter Bradshaw's predictions for the 2018 film Baftas
Will Brit hopefuls Lady Macbeth and The Death of Stalin triumph? And will Daniel Day-Lewis get a final gong before retiring? Our chief critic places his bets

Peter Bradshaw

18, Feb, 2018 @7:00 AM

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The best films of 2017 so far
La La Land and The Love Witch wove magic, Moonlight and Lion wrung out tears, while Get Out and Lady Macbeth got nasty. Plus, there were striking debuts, returns to form by seasoned directors and reunions for the Trainspotting rogues

Gwilym Mumford and Andrew Pulver

07, Feb, 2018 @12:35 PM

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The 50 top films of 2017 in the UK: No 4 Elle
The magnificent Isabelle Huppert brings gravitas and credibility to Paul Verhoeven’s controversial and darkly comic revenge thriller, which resonates all the more after recent Hollywood revelations

Ellen E Jones

19, Dec, 2017 @6:00 AM

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From La La Land to Veep: the best of film and TV streaming in Australia in May
Prince’s breakout act, millennial ennui, and a John Clarke classic reissued – we’ve scoured the local streaming services to bring you this list of highlights

Lauren Carroll Harris

29, Apr, 2017 @11:34 PM

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From Elle to Game of Thrones, why is culture obsessed with rape?
Fictional depictions of sexual violence are everywhere on film, TV and the stage, but do they take the wrong approach?

Zoe Williams

10, Apr, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Rape fantasy Elle isn’t a five-star masterpiece – it’s sick | Bidisha
Paul Verhoeven’s new film is basking in critical adoration, but by suggesting that women long to be raped it’s a slap in the face for survivors


28, Mar, 2017 @11:10 AM

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Kong: Skull Island is king of the UK box office
Big-ape caper starring Tom Hiddleston grabs the top spot from Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine thriller Logan

Charles Gant

14, Mar, 2017 @2:03 PM

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Elle review – revenge of an ice queen
Isabelle Huppert is astonishing as a rape victim who tracks down her assailant in Paul Verhoeven’s provocative psychodrama

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

12, Mar, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Elle and Logan: the best films out now in the UK
A bold exploration of sexual assault, and a fitting swansong for Hugh Jackman’s adamantium ’ardman

Steve Rose

10, Mar, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Elle review – startlingly strange rape-revenge black comedy
With her steely hauteur, Isabelle Huppert is utterly arresting in Paul Verhoeven’s provocative film. No other actor could have pulled it off

Peter Bradshaw

09, Mar, 2017 @3:30 PM

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Will Moonlight beat La La land? Our final Oscars 2017 awards predictions
The Academy Awards take place in Hollywood tonight – and you can follow all the action from 11pm GMT on theguardian.com. But first, it’s time for us to put our money where our mouth is

Guardian Film

27, Feb, 2017 @1:04 AM

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Isabelle Huppert: 'Men aren't afraid of women the way women are afraid of men'
France’s arthouse star has received her first Oscar nomination for the rape revenge thriller Elle. She explains why her character is a ‘post-feminist heroine’ – and why she wanted the controversial role that Hollywood actors wouldn’t touch

Danny Leigh

23, Feb, 2017 @5:36 PM

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