Unfriended

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Out of Ctrl: how the laptop screen became cinema’s go-to for conveying today’s terrors
A new breed of thrillers such as the John Cho-starring Searching use computer screens as a framing device. It’s a high-impact technique, even if it looks daft in the cinema

Guy Lodge

20, Aug, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Unfriended: Dark Web review – cyber sequel traffics in digital cruelty
A low-budget follow-up to the 2014 horror, taking place entirely on a laptop screen, isn’t always convincing but boasts some inventive suspense

Benjamin Lee

19, Jul, 2018 @8:00 AM

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The best films of 2015 (so far) - US
Gathering together the best movies released in the US this year, from A Most Violent Year to Furious 7, updated weekly

Guardian film

01, Sep, 2015 @12:46 PM

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The best films of 2015 so far – UK
Gathering together the best movies released in the UK this year, updated weekly

Guardian film

01, Sep, 2015 @12:30 PM

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Women's trouble: did Spy suffer in the US from femme-centric targeting?
Melissa McCarthy’s bid for mainstream superstardom falters, as Dwayne Johnson shows how to stay on top

Phil Hoad

10, Jun, 2015 @11:44 AM

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Spooks in hot pursuit of Avengers at the UK box office
Loyal fans of the TV spy series turn out to greet its arrival on the big screen, but Age of Ultron’s superheroes reign supreme for a third week

Charles Gant

12, May, 2015 @2:45 PM

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$1m Unfriended opens a new window for Blumhouse's super-profitable horror
The social media-themed spooker tests its franchise potential and Indian box office ends its lull with Akshay Kumar’s new action thriller, Gabbar Is Back

Phil Hoad

07, May, 2015 @2:51 PM

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron holds on to UK box office top spot with £8.59m in second week
Thomas Vinterberg’s Thomas Hardy adaptation of Far from the Madding Crowd takes second place in market free of major players

Charles Gant

06, May, 2015 @2:28 PM

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Avengers: Age of Ultron scores second biggest opening ever at US box office
Marvel’s latest made $187.7m over the weekend and also crossed the $600m barrier worldwide

Ben Child

04, May, 2015 @9:14 AM

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Unfriended review: a Blair Witch for the broadband era
Levan Gabriadze’s low-budget Skype horror succeeds by saving its scares for the web-savvy

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

03, May, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Fitness clubs, parkour and virtual reality: the trend movies that time forgot
Will social media horror film Unfriended spark a new trend or end up on the zeitgeist-missing scrap heap?

Benjamin Lee

01, May, 2015 @2:15 PM

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Unfriended review – cyberbullying Skype tale rings too true
Scary and subversive, Unfriended is the first time our online lives have been successfully represented on the big screen – where it has to be seen

Peter Bradshaw

30, Apr, 2015 @2:17 PM

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