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Get Out opens with a scene we’ve seen countless times in horror films: a lone young person walks nervously through an unfamiliar neighbourhood, eyes darting around for the attack they…

It’s surely on page one of the Space Explorer Handbook that you don’t poke aliens. It’s just a bad way to ingratiate oneself. The crew in Life pay a high…

The trio of Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson and Sean Harris (the villain in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, weirdo in many other films) is so vastly talented that the prospect…

Moonlight’s status as an award-season champion – it’s already taken a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (Drama) – rising above much starrier, more expensive films, is at odds with…

22 middle finger-shaped awards were handed out at the VO5 NME Awards 2017 – and that meant there was no shortage of acceptance speeches. Nigel Farage wasn’t able to make it to accept…

In 2010, Denzel Washington and Viola Davis starred in a Broadway production of August Wilson’s play Fences. It was a big hit and won many awards. What you are effectively…

We’ve long known the story of how McDonald’s burgers are made, thanks to documentaries like Fast Food Nation. This jaunty biopic tells how McDonald’s itself was made. As with the…

In the late 1950s, Richard Loving married Mildred Jeter. They lived a modest life in Virginia, not bothering anyone, just going quietly about their business. Yet one night police raided…

For the first few 
minutes of Sing, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re watching a sequel to one of last year’s best animated movies, Zootropolis. All creatures great and small…

From its first moment to its last, La La Land is so adorable that if it had physical form it would be hard to hold back from squeezing it. If…

At the age of three 
Owen Suskind’s speech began to deteriorate. The once chatty kid started to detach from the outside world and retreat into 
a silent one all his…

Who: Star of blockbusters Suicide Squad and The Legend Of Tarzan Why: This was the year Margot Robbie capitalised on the ‘next big thing’ heat she gained from 2013’s The Wolf Of…

Usain Bolt has been the fastest man in the world for so many years that it’s hard to really remember a time before him. He turned sprinting from a deathly…

We’ve all seen ENOUGH films to know that when aliens eventually come to Earth, they’ll do so for one of two reasons: they’ll either be set on blowing us to…

Troll dolls with Jedward hair and the gormless stare of Bez from Happy Mondays have managed to be an on-off fad for over five decades. One might wonder why they…

It would be hard to imagine a film that’s more of-the-moment than Ken Loach’s latest. It follows the life of Daniel, a middle-aged widower living in Newcastle. After a heart…

Andrea Arnold’s previous films have been so bone-deep British – whether it’s people enduring domestic misery on council estates in Red Road and Fish Tank, or women in corsets, rain-sodden…

This adorable comedy is just the sort of directorial triumph that you’d expect to one day send its maker on to huge things. That’s already happened for Taika Waititi who,…

We were a simpler people when The Blair Witch Project came out in 1999. We believed it was just maybe possible that this film, purporting to be made up of…

Based on a true story, War Dogs has much that makes it seem perfect for film adaptation: intrigue, absurd twists, lots of gunfire. What it unfortunately lacks is a single…

There are several things in Sausage Party, the deeply weird and very funny new animation from the twisted minds of Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Jonah Hill, that can almost…

In the vein of Catfish or The Imposter, Tickled is a documentary that repeatedly yanks the rug from under you. Every time you think you think you’re starting to make…

There’s reason to feel cautious about Ricky Gervais resurrecting David Brent. The mortifying boss from The Office, who made the vaguely familiar funnyman an overnight comedy hero in 2001, is…