The Program

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No votes for Suffragette ... this year's failed Oscarbait
As Carey Mulligan’s period biopic and other films from Cate Blanchett and Will Smith show, not all hotly tipped films can be winners with the Academy

Benjamin Lee

15, Jan, 2016 @9:54 AM

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Hotel Transylvania 2 draws blood at the UK box office
Hotel Transylvania franchise joins Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs in Sony’s attempt to challenge Pixar’s hold over animation

Charles Gant

20, Oct, 2015 @3:52 PM

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The Program review – not the race leader in Lance Armstrong films
Stephen Frears’s feature has convincing performances but lags behind Alex Gibney’s 2013 documentary on the subject

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

18, Oct, 2015 @7:00 AM

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The Program review – a workmanlike Lance Armstrong biopic
Ben Foster conjures up the disgraced Tour de France cycling champ’s pop-eyed fanaticism in this watchable offering from Stephen Frears

Peter Bradshaw

15, Oct, 2015 @9:30 PM

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Stephen Frears webchat – as it happened
The director of The Queen, High Fidelity and now The Program joined us to answer your questions in a live webchat – catch up with his answers here, from how the High Fidelity soundtrack was chosen to what he learned from Scorsese

14, Oct, 2015 @1:09 PM

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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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Whose story? Match the thoughts on their biopic to the subject - quiz
Lance Armstrong has so far remained tight-lipped about The Program, Stephen Frears’s film about his doping scandal out this week, but there are many biopic subjects who are less reticent. Can you match the quote to the subject?

Benjamin Lee

13, Oct, 2015 @11:09 AM

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