Science fiction and fantasy films

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Undergods review – nightmare visions of a familiar world
Chino Moya’s anthology of unsettling dystopian tales lacks subtlety but brims with exceptional performances

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

16, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Emily Blunt must be Hollywood’s last hold-out against the Marvel machine
As the actor rejects the idea of joining the MCU in Fantastic Four, how long can mainstream Hollywood stars resist the spandex?

Ben Child

13, May, 2021 @4:28 PM

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Satanic bikers, time portals and the Fall: the story of Mark E Smith’s secret screenplay
While the Fall’s songs were suffused with hauntings and the occult, it is only now that Smith’s talent for strange fiction, in the form of an unmade film The Otherwise, has been revealed

John Doran

13, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Born in Flames review – subversive spirit of 80s agitprop lives on
Lizzie Borden’s restored and rereleased radical feminist movie is just as scrappy and smart as it was in 1983

Peter Bradshaw

11, May, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Undergods review – a visionary dystopian anthology
Chino Moya’s debut is a haunting trilogy of stories that have totalitarianism in their surrealist, satirical sights

Phil Hoad

11, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Snow White’s kiss is far from the dodgiest Disney moment
From Peter Pan to The Aristocats, much of Disney’s back catalogue features potentially offensive stereotypes

Ben Child

07, May, 2021 @8:44 AM

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Hear me out: why Deep Rising isn’t a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending movies hated by most is a plea to reconsider a boisterously entertaining B-movie horror

Andrew Crump

07, May, 2021 @6:14 AM

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Johnny Mnemonic review – Keanu test-drives early Matrix prototype
Keanu Reeves is in impeccably robotic form as a data courier on the run in this 1995 adaptation of William Gibson’s cyberpunk story set in 2021

Peter Bradshaw

06, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Fried Barry review – alien’s scuzzy body-horror odyssey in Cape Town
An extraterrestrial picks a junkie to inhabit in this seedy, inconsistently acted but often sharply comic urban tale

Leslie Felperin

05, May, 2021 @12:43 PM

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Darth Vader’s helmet raises charity funds in May the 4th auction
Items collected by the late David Prowse, who played Vader, go under hammer in Bristol

Steven Morris

04, May, 2021 @4:30 PM

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The new Marvel megatrailer: just go limp and let it stomp all over you
Lockdown is lifting – to be replaced by mandatory MCU movies from now until eternity, from Black Panther 2 to Ant-Man 3, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 to Thor 4. And more …

Stuart Heritage

04, May, 2021 @11:18 AM

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Star Wars: the Bad Batch review – badass clones strike back
Following on from the long-running animation Star Wars: The Clone Wars, this new Disney+ series boasts mutant renegades and action-packed fight scenes. May the fourth be with you!

Jack Seale

04, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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