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Macbeth movies have been foul and fair – Joel Coen’s is a stunner
The Tragedy of Macbeth follows in the footsteps of Orson Welles’s bold 1948 film, which showed how imagination can turn Shakespeare’s text into more than just a costume epic

Michael Billington

25, Jan, 2022 @6:43 AM

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Why auteurs find it hard to follow their debut
Just like the follow-up to Donnie Darko, David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake fails to live up to its acclaimed predecessor

Steve Rose

11, Mar, 2019 @10:00 AM

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And the Braddie goes to … Peter Bradshaw's favourite films of the year
Awards season has awoken again, and it’s time for my personal award category list of the best films this year. Here, in no particular order, are this year’s “Braddies”…

Peter Bradshaw

18, Dec, 2015 @11:52 AM

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Carol leads nominations for UK Critics' Circle awards
Todd Haynes’s forbidden-romance drama emerges as main contender, with seven nods, followed by 45 Years, Mad Max, The Revenant and Steve Jobs

Andrew Pulver

15, Dec, 2015 @5:55 PM

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Revealed: the ruthless power seekers of ancient Rome who inspired Lady Macbeth
Tale of a pushy wife driving her husband to seize the throne goes back millennia, claims researcher

Vanessa Thorpe

13, Dec, 2015 @12:03 AM

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Katniss off target as Mockingjay – Part 2 trails Part 1 at UK box office
Hunger Games finale’s £11.3m opening fails to match its predecessor’s, as Spectre rockets to third place in all-time UK chart

Charles Gant

24, Nov, 2015 @5:04 PM

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The Lobster on a roll with seven British independent film awards nominations
Yorgos Lanthimos’s romantic satire grabs seven nominations from Bifa voters, while Macbeth and 45 Years manage six and the shunned The Danish Girl claws back only one

Guardian film

03, Nov, 2015 @5:24 PM

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Elizabeth Debicki on Hollywood: 'I don’t think I even really dreamed of this'
Named as breakthrough artist at the Australians in Film gala, The Great Gatsby actor talks career moves, travelling and comparisons to Cate Blanchett

Nigel M Smith

02, Nov, 2015 @3:28 AM

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The Martian still marooned at the top of the UK box office
Ridley Scott’s sci-fi spectacular appeals across the generations, with strong expectations for half term

Charles Gant

13, Oct, 2015 @4:37 PM

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The Martian blasts off with biggest UK box-office opening since July
Ridley Scott’s space adventure achieves his biggest ever first weekend in the UK – but for The Intern’s quest for bums on seats, it’s complicated

Charles Gant

06, Oct, 2015 @3:42 PM

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Macbeth review – a spittle-flecked Shakespearean war film
Plenty of gore and action animate this post-Braveheart adaptation of the Scottish play

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

04, Oct, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Macbeth review – a Shakespearean noir-thriller soaked with operatic verve
Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are a dream-team pairing in Justin Kurzel’s charismatic, but unsubtle, retelling of the Scottish play

Peter Bradshaw

01, Oct, 2015 @9:45 PM

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