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Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man is a great New York movie

By Henry Bevan

The director’s 2002 franchise opener is a tribute to this iconic city and the people who live in it.

Watch the trailer for Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert

By Jack Godwin

Nicole Kidman stars in this true story of a woman who defied an empire.

Watch the nerve-shredding new trailer for Alien: Covenant

By Little White Lies

The path to paradise begins in hell in Ridley Scott’s long-awaited sci-fi prequel.

In defence of James Franco

By James Luxford

Is the much maligned actor actually the most underrated performer of his generation?

50 films to look forward to in 2017 – part 2

By Little White Lies

New films from Ben Wheatley, Kelly Reichardt and Shane Carruth wrap up our bumper preview.

U-S-A 4EVA – An inaugural address to the Spring Break nation

By Adam Lee Davies

How might President Barack Obama’s famous speech have looked had it been co-written by a certain James Franco?

Why are films that take us off the grid on the rise?

By James Luxford

Captain Fantastic is the latest in a long line of dramas to explore the allure of being disconnected from the modern world.

King Cobra – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

This darkly comic factual drama hits all the right notes thanks to inspired turns from Christian Slater and James Franco.

The Interview

By David Jenkins

Seth Rogen and James Franco topple communism with comic truth bombs in this jolly satire.

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Palo Alto

By Katherine McLaughlin

Gia Coppola’s debut about the teen experience has a lyricism that transcends James Franco’s source novel.

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

By Paul O’Callaghan

This unlikely reboot is a relatively modest B-movie bolstered by A-grade technical wizardry.

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