Luc Besson’s expensive bubble gum space romp is 2017’s most spectacular misfire.
Christopher Nolan’s breathtaking historical opus attempts to give the viewer a taste of what war actually feels like.
Tom Holland gets top marks as Marvel’s teenage web-slinger goes back to school.
David Cronenberg’s erotically-charged social satire is a cautionary tale for the internet age.
Michael Bay once again puts the ‘bro’ in Hasbro with this staggeringly incoherent Arthurian epic.
Marijuana users represent an increasingly large chunk of the marketing pie.
The ensemble cast talk exclusively about their challenging roles in the upcoming war drama.
The fifth instalment in Disney’s swashbuckling franchise is scuppered by a certain Mr Depp.
This ultra-quirky Anne Hathaway monster movie is a total disaster – and not in the way it intends.
Guy Ritchie’s blokes-n-blades epic is big on style but light on substance.
Ridley Scott delivers a baroque monster movie that’s better than Prometheus.
Julian Barratt gives the finest comedy performance of his career in this hilarious caper.
A charming romance anchors this handsome boxing drama from director Juho Kuosmanen.
Dwayne Johnson ups the ante as the automotive action franchise successfully navigates a tricky existential crossroads.
The star of A Quiet Passion reveals how she conveyed her character’s mental and physical pain.
The Free Fire writer/director opens up about his colourful past, and why he’s desperate to make a rom-com.
Five Came Back reveals how a handful of famous directors went to war and came back changed.
Tom Hiddleston on Apocalypse Now, ‘Heart of Darkness’, and great blockbusters.
The John Wick: Chapter 2 director and onetime stunt double reveals some of the secrets of his craft.
The Moonlight director discusses the value of film school and finding a personal voice.
The Hollywood veteran is coming out of retirement for a new version of Maren Ade’s sublime comedy.
Wolverine is back for one last ride... and he’s bought a friend along with him.
The incredible true story of a hero with a secret identity who battled a gang of masked villains.
The director has dropped some bonkers early sketches by 2000 AD artist Mick McMahon.
A must-have treat for fans of David Lynch’s cult film.
The director’s Austin-set new film stars Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender.
The actor reveals details of his upcoming BBC drama – your new TV obsession.
Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence find love in a hopeless place in this catastrophic space romp.
The actor and writer discusses ‘genre slipstreaming’ and her anxieties about our digital age.
Gareth Edwards opts for the slow burn over the whiz-bang in this Star Wars spin-off. The results are spectacular.
Jonathan Pryce and Agyness Deyn star in this upcoming portrait of an oppressed society.
This stylish, urgent Chicago-set satire is a major return to form for its director, Spike Lee.
Co-star Zach Galligan reveals the inside story of ‘lost masterpiece’ Nothing Lasts Forever.
The one-time prizefighting director discusses his return to the movie ring after an extended hiatus.
Denis Villeneuve’s latest is the most low-key alien invasion drama you’ll ever see.
We want to hear your thoughts on Leonardo DiCaprio’s globetrotting climate change doc.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds chart familiar territory in this drab-looking space thriller.
The cult director talks remakes, his love of early synthesisers and why nostalgia works in mysterious ways.
George Miller’s berserko road movie is available in all its monochrome majesty.
Take a first look at Gore Verbinski’s upcoming psychological thriller.
Tom Cruise reprises his role as Lee Child’s enigmatic hero in a sequel that fails to hit the ground running.
China’s foremost proponent of large-scale pyrotechnics is the star of this engaging documentary from Kevin Macdonald.
The director of the Los Cabos International Film Festival discusses the importance of supporting filmmakers across the border.
The War on Everyone writer/director opens up about his conflicted relationship with his craft.
Mel Gibson is back to his bruising best in this hugely entertaining throwback crime-thriller.
Peak Oasis proves an irresistible force in this explicit and invigorating documentary snapshot.
Matthew McConaughey suffers from white saviour complex in this deeply problematic Civil War drama.
Tim Burton’s latest is an enchanting YA fairy tale that sadly outstays its welcome.
Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña cross the thin blue line in this sweary buddy cop romp.
The likes of Sidney Poitier and Denzel Washington are being celebrated via a nationwide programme of events.
Daniel Radcliffe goes deep undercover in this thrilling neo-Nazi themed procedural.
The Magnificent Seven director offers a unique first-hand take on the acting heavyweight’s enduring appeal.
Directors Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick tell the story of how their freshman film project became a cultural phenomenon.
Renée Zellweger is back to her breezy, lovable best in this triumphant second sequel.
The titan of big screen comedy is at his understated, singular best in Hal Ashby’s tale of a simple-minded gardener.
The Hell or High Water director on the themes and influences that make up his finely crafted anti-western.
It's the animated, existentially-inclined talking junk food comedy the world has been waiting for.
The War Dogs director talks truth, Trump and why laughter will always be the best medicine.
Milan Records are set to release the classic ‘Akira Symphonic Suite’ score.
The director has come out of retirement for a Channing Tatum starring NASCAR comedy.
The recording features music by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E.
Ricky Gervais revives his most famous – and cringeworthy – comic creation in this lamentable spin-off.
Disney’s dazzling ode to childhood innocence and the power of imagination will make your heart soar.
DC’s freak show rodeo is an undercooked, cartoonish romp that reveals a great deal about modern moviemaking.
Typography titan Dan Perri discusses some of his most iconic designs – from Raging Bull to Star Wars.
Steven Spielberg’s alien invasion epic offers a boldly personal take on a contemporary global crisis.
Aki Kaurismäki is still king, but emerging voices at both ends of the scale are ensuring a bright future for this small Scandinavian nation.
Sweden’s mono-monikered footballing messiah gets his very own documentary profile. And it’s absolutely top-drawer.
Roland Emmerich’s shamelessly sentimental franchise reboot is big, dumb and a total blast.
This animated adventure from the makers of Minions fails to live up to its initial promise.
Arab Strap’s Aidan Moffat tours Scotland in the name of cultural preservation. The results are unexpectedly profound.
Embrace of the Serpent director Ciro Guerra on the logistical and spiritual challenge of shooting in a rainforest.
Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are irresistible in this salty shaggy dog yarn from Shane Black.
Emmanuelle Bercot and Vincent Cassel tear each other apart in this so-so relationship drama.
Relive England’s sole World Cup triumph 50 years on via this timely tribute to a true footballing icon.
Elle Fanning bares her soul in Nicolas Winding Refn’s beautiful dark twisted fantasy.
With The Neon Demon the Danish writer/director has made his most provocative film yet. We travelled to Copenhagen to meet him.
The third instalment in the rebooted comic book franchise is a colossal failure on every conceivable level.
LWLies steps up to the plate with the writer/director of the sensational Everybody Wants Some!!
Four first stringers from Richard Linklater’s brilliant new comedy chat squad goals and hanging out on the director’s Austin ranch.
The director reveals how practical effects and a dash of magic helped bring Disney’s The Jungle Book to life.
Jon Favreau brings Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale crashing into the 21st century. The result is astonishing.
The American writer/director of Midnight Special on honing his craft and retaining creative control.
Writer/director Jeff Nichols reaches for the stars with this simply awesome sci-fi parable.
The writer/director of Take Shelter and Midnight Special offers his take on an essential filmmaking skill.
A stunning smalltown drama about grieving and forgiveness from first-time Swedish writer/director Magnus von Horn.
The Witch puts in an early bid to be crowned 2016’s scariest film. Meets its director.
A stunning performance from Cynthia Nixon anchors Terence Davies’ unromantic portrait of reclusive American poet Emily Dickinson.
Isabelle Huppert stars as a woman calmly losing control in Mia Hansen-Løve’s life-affirming fifth feature.
Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña put the “blue” and “line” in thin blue line in this salty buddy cop comedy.
Director Jeff Nichols and star Michael Shannon team up to deliver a modern science fiction classic. Believe.
Marvel’s lewd crude crime-fighting dude, as played by Ryan Reynolds, is as unfunny as he is uninteresting.
The Trumbo star cuts loose about why the case of the Hollywood Ten should be viewed as a cautionary tale.
A legend of British cinema teams with Italy’s master of screen sensuality to tell a sparkling tale of nostalgia and sorrow.
The Revenant director offers a personal and profound response to one of life’s biggest questions.
The Room director reveals the logistical tricks that made filming in a claustrophobic setting possible.
The star of A War and the new season of Game of Thrones offers his thoughts on a curious human compulsion.
Zac Efron plays a stock car racing hotshot in this flaccid family drama from Rahmin Bahrani.
Quentin Tarantino’s bloody, bloated ensemble western is about as much fun as watching snow melt.
Ever dreamed of one day scaling Mount Everest? This powerful doc about a Nepalese community will make you reconsider.
Leonardo DiCaprio feels the wrath of man in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s awesomely violent revenge western.
Adam Scott and Toni Collette have a Christmas to forget in this enjoyable creature feature.
This prehistoric psychedelic western is Pixar’s strangest and most spectacular work to date.
The Buenos Aires-born, Paris-based provocateur sounds off on all things Love.
The Carol star tells us how she has managed to pack so much into her short career.
Bond 24 is an enormous, multi-tentacled beast. Sometimes for better, sometimes for worse.
Marlon Brando unpacks his own mythology in this fascinating but flawed autobiography.
Like Lance Armstrong himself, there’s something disingenuous about this by-the-numbers biopic.
Emma Watson falls foul of a satanic cult in this pulpy potboiler from Alejandro Amenábar.
The cinematic toast of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival is a whimsical comedy-drama about death and movies.
The kids are kind of alright in this intriguing real life tale of cinematically-inclined trap-ins.
An off-the-chain Tom Cruise is the key and only asset in this fifth ride-along with the IMF crew.
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in a small indie horror film and the result ain’t pretty.
A classic underdog saga comes full circle in this low impact boxing drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
The Inside Out director and producer pair test their knowledge of the cherished animation house.
LWLies reports from the beguiling Bay Area basecamp of one of the world titans of feature animation.
Seth MacFarlane’s swear bear is back and more outrageous than ever in the year’s weakest comedy.
Arnold Schwarzenegger may be back, but this trilogy opener suggests the franchise is hardwired to self-destruct.
Michael Fassbender shows his true grit in this gratifying and extremely violent saunter through Old America.
A bawdy social comedy which says that it’s not the size that matters, but what you do with it that counts.
British veteran John Boorman returns with a jolly follow-up to his beloved Hope and Glory.
Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig again prove they’re a match made in comedy heaven with this superior spoof.
The Lost River director reflects on his childhood and ponders the myth of the American Dream.
Crash bang wallop! Dwayne Johnson sizes up Mother Nature in this sub-Emmerichian actioner.
Tim Roth stars as Sepp Blatter (no, really) in this prestige biopic on the football governing body we love to hate.
As Disneyland turns 60, we turn back the clock to gauge the cultural impact of the most enchanted corner of the Magic Kingdom.
Blue Ruin director Jeremy Saulnier delivers another consummately crafted backwoods thriller.
Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Bercot find a (not so) groovy kind of love in Maïwenn’s drab relationship drama.
The outer chassis may look battered and bruised, but there’s well-oiled action perfection under the bonnet.
A powerhouse turn from Matthew McConaughey isn’t enough to save Gus Van Sant’s sappy suicide drama.
Ryan Gosling’s first stint behind the camera produces bold and sometimes baffling results.
Unprecedented access to the Cobain archives fuels this cover-all collage documentary.
Generational drift and the scourge of hipsterism are examined in Noah Baumbach’s bittersweet comedy of manners.
A roistering – if functional – tour through the life and work of the New Hollywood godhead.
Not even Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis are enough to save the Wachowskis’ gnarly, garish space opera.
Matthew Vaughn grabs the traditional spy movie by its tailored shirt and gives it a good slap.
Oscar Isaac delivers the goods as the pacifist hero in this strange and slightly unsatisfying period crime drama.
The writer/director and star of Foxcatcher chat comedy inspiration and facial prosthetics.
A sing-a-long review of this delightful screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical.
Michael Keaton soars in director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s triumphant return to form.
This suspenseful drama authentically reconstructs a disastrous rescue mission during the Afghan conflict.
This one-for-the-ages family movie based on the books by Michael Bond is a full-blown Christmas triumph.
The late James Gandolfini shows Tom Hardy how it’s done in this gritty gutter thriller.
This affectionate and unconventional portrait of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas signals a great start for debut director Andy Goddard.
A bug-eyed Jake Gyllenhaal goes full Rupert Pupkin in this eminently creepy satire on the hysteria of rolling TV news.
Brad Pitt surveys the horrors of war a busted-up tank in David Ayer’s soulful if unoriginal tale of conflict and brotherhood.
Paul Feig’s all-female reboot is not quite the victory for gender equality it may appear.
Jack O’Connell continues to impress in Yann Demange’s compelling take on The Troubles.
The star of David Cronenberg’s movie industry satire reveals how she’s defied the odds during her glittering career.
Personal feelings for Nick Cave will determine enjoyment of this self-indulgent rock doc.
Zach Braff stays on comfortable turf in this dramedy about a man facing the inevitability of death.
The sad untimely death of precocious internet maven Aaron Schwartz is the focus of this chilling doc.
Chris Pratt and co deliver big in Marvel’s smartest and most surprising film to date.
Seth MacFarlane has opted to make a comedy western as his follow-up to Ted. It’s an epic fail on every conceivable level.
Michael Fassbender stars as the artist formally known as Frank Sidebottom in this spiky music industry satire.
LWLies travels around the globe to meet the Boyhood director in his own backyard.
This bruising and brutal jailhouse carve-up rides on the back of an astonishing central turn by Jack O’Connell.
More mile-high misadventures as Liam Neeson rolls out his machismo B-movie thing on a packed passenger jet.
Cold exteriors and warm interiors combine in the Coen brothers’ rhapsodic portrait of a ’60s folk singer.
The simple, tragicomic trails of fatherhood are captured with perfection in the latest from Japan’s Hirokazu Koreeda.
A barnstorming performance from Brie Larson elevates this bittersweet foster care drama.
The spirit of Terrence Malick is evoked in this tender western starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.
Matt Damon suits up for Neill Blomkamp’s high-tech celestial epic. But we’re left wanting more.
Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn reunite with a vengeance in this beautiful and bruising Bangkok thriller.
Lagergeddon? The hopocalypse? The bitter end? Edgar Wright and co are back for one final throw of the dice.
Director Sarah Polley delivers a bittersweet and compelling autobiographical family portrait.
Cumberbitches rest easy: JJ Abrams ably navigates the USS Enterprise through dark skies.
Matthew McConaughey’s sublime transformation into A Serious Actor continues apace with this ripping Souther thriller.
Ryan Gosling puts the pedal to the metal (again) in this over-reaching melodrama from the director of Blue Valentine.
Is this neon-hued apocalyptic party movie Harmony Korine’s masterpiece? We think it might be...
Operatic style can’t paste over the meagre, far-fetched substance in Oldboy director Park Chan-wook’s English-language debut.
Slam-bang action icons Walter Hill and Sylvester Stallone buddy up for some muscle-flexing and gunplay.
Arnie takes the stage as America’s last line of defence in Kim Jee-woon’s highly satisfying action romp.
Scenes of mass devastation have rarely looked so gorgeous, but this hectoring doc could’ve done something better with them.
The Smashed star talks us through the fine art of getting half-cut on camera.
The director of Kill List and Down Terrace returns with a camp comedy caper about pair of cagoule-sporting serial killers.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s spiritual post-war love story will restore your faith in cinema.
The Master star discusses his special relationship with his long-time friend and collaborator, Paul Thomas Anderson.
Tim Burton goes old-school with a monochromatic animated gem that’s sadly not of its time.
LWLies goes nose-to-nose with the UK’s most fearsome acting talent and lives to tell the tale.
The directorial debut from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is as deliciously salty as it is unexpectedly sweet.
Christopher Nolan’s baroque opus is a worthy trilogy closer, both seriously epic and epically serious.
From taking a bullet at point-blank range to being pulled apart by horses, the British star relives his most memorable on-screen departures.
A confident return to the feature filmmaking fold from Alexander Payne featuring a champagne turn from George Clooney.
The American director of The Descendants talks about finding paradise in his own backyard.
Steven Soderbergh rallies together another strong A-list ensemble, but the result is surprisingly lacklustre.
A strange sort of hybrid, wounded by the internal tensions between what it might be.
More metaphorical tact would turn Take Shelter from a brisk gale to a force five.
The legendary Spanish filmmaker throws open the doors of his Madrid work space to the hungry eyes of LWLies.
Midnight in Paris isn’t a clutch at yesteryear; it’s a statement that Allen still has something left to say.
Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton star in this rousing, fiercely acted tale of sibling bonds bruised and bandaged.
Gary Oldman puts in a career-best shift in this gripping story of duplicity and paranoia.
Pedro Almodóvar’s latest is an intoxicating elixir of dark fantasy, sick obsession and all-consuming desire.
Jon Favreau’s genre mash-up is yet another underwhelming summer brouhaha that fails to up the ante.
A pure, wonderfully animated story of friendship against the odds from an emerging anime voice.
An ejaculatory mess that seeks to medicate its audience with a glut of whizz-bang spills and vein-bulging fist pumps.
A highly-fetishised, hyper-surreal teenage Twin Peaks that’s undone by its own excesses and a lack of narrative clarity.
Kelly Reichardt’s boldness in eschewing a sprawling retelling of how the West was won should be applauded.
Duncan Jones has hit the ground running, but there’s no need for Nolan to watch his back just yet.
Newcomer Hailee Steinfeld steals the show from right under Jeff Bridges’ nose in the Coens’ deliciously salty western.
Rowan Joffe delivers a stale and soapy rehash when he should have dared to dream bigger.
It’s the new technology that has hollywood’s top stars running scared, but will virtual actors ever take the place of the real thing?
Annette Bening and Julianne Moore shine in this searingly funny tale of middle-age anxiety.
The Town’s true colours are there, but you’ll have to scratch through a layer of Hollywood gloss to see them.
For all its poetry and cinematic beauty, Certified Copy offers little gratification.
Saving the world and getting the girl might still be all in day’s work, but it now comes at a price: dignity.
Larry David might be plugging a gap between Curb series, but Woody Allen can do much better.
Todd Solondz family reunion is just like any other: forced, painful and underwhelming.
Martin Scorsese’s latest is little more than a frustrating cobwebbed box of tricks and twists.