Toni Collette

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What links a 2001 murder to Donovan and Claire Danes?
With cult true-crime story The Staircase returning as a miniseries, take a dive down the rabbit hole with some British folk and an Oscar nod

Larry Ryan

07, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘I was literally shocked’: the true story behind new TV drama The Staircase
The confounding, and unsolved, case of a man accused of killing his wife that inspired a landmark docuseries has led to a star-studded new crime drama

David Smith in Washington

07, May, 2022 @5:19 AM

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The Staircase review – Colin Firth and Toni Collette scale the heights in riveting true-crime tale
The notorious documentary series about the death of an author’s wife gets a star-packed fictionalisation that is practically fizzing with tension

Lucy Mangan

05, May, 2022 @9:20 PM

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Nightmare Alley review – a neo-noir knockout from Guillermo del Toro
Bradley Cooper plays a carnival conman drawn into a dark underworld in this dazzling drama from the Mexican director

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

23, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Nightmare Alley review – Guillermo del Toro’s fairground of fear is a class act
Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett lead us into the sleazy world of carnivals, with gruesomely enjoyable performances and freaky twists

Peter Bradshaw

20, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Nightmare Alley review – Guillermo del Toro’s trickster thriller is light on treats
Bradley Cooper leads a starry cast as an ambitious grifter in a sumptuously made noir that can’t quite grip us tightly enough

Benjamin Lee

06, Dec, 2021 @7:59 PM

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Dream Horse review – hope and hwyl in a one-horse town
It takes a Welsh village to breed a winning sprinter in this feelgood comedy starring Toni Collette

Simran Hans

06, Jun, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Dream Horse review – true story of a Welsh village that bought a racehorse is a winner
Yes, it’s schmaltzy, very schmaltzy, but with strong performances by Toni Collette and Damian Lewis the odds are that you’ll love it

Peter Bradshaw

03, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Dream Horse: the true story of a Welsh village that raised a racehorse
Twenty years ago, one woman convinced her neighbours to buy, rear and train a thoroughbred racehorse, Dream Alliance. Now their unlikely story is relived in a feelgood film

Vanessa Thorpe

30, May, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Stowaway review – a devastating dilemma drives tense Netflix sci-fi
Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette star in a believably wrought drama about an oxygen emergency that ends up losing air in the finale

Benjamin Lee

22, Apr, 2021 @7:01 AM

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The ballet, the janitor, the parents: discuss I'm Thinking of Ending Things with spoilers
We know what to expect from Charlie Kaufman – the weirdness, the confusion, the mind-scrambling script. Yet his latest tests the comprehension of even his keenest fans. Here’s your safe space to try and decipher what the hell is going on

Jordan Hoffman

08, Sep, 2020 @10:29 AM

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I'm Thinking of Ending Things review – one of the most daringly unexpected films of the year
Jessie Buckley gives a miraculous performance as the anxious young woman at the centre of Charlie Kaufman’s nightmarish chiller

Wendy Ide

05, Sep, 2020 @2:00 PM

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