By Matt Thrift
Jessica Chastain takes it to The Man in this House of Cards-y drama about political lobbying.
They bought a zoo, and now the Nazis want it. Jessica Chastain stars in this soft-edged wartime drama.
This originality-neutral trawl through a fairy tale fantasy world is saved by the comedy sidekicks.
Guillermo del Toro’s luxuriant Gothic romance is the full cinematic package.
Matt Damon cracks wise on Mars in Ridley Scott’s rose-tinted paean to human endeavour.
Oscar Isaac delivers the goods as the pacifist hero in this strange and slightly unsatisfying period crime drama.
Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic is his most ambitious film yet, if not necessarily his best.
By Simon Crook
Kathryn Bigelow’s rapid response to the death of Osama Bin Laden is a taut and morally ambiguous procedural for the ages.
In his liquor-soaked Prohibition-era drama John Hillcoat offers an imperfect depiction of family, masculinity and authority.
More metaphorical tact would turn Take Shelter from a brisk gale to a force five.