The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon. He’s married to Anna (Nicole Kidman), an ophthalmologist, and they have two children, Kim (Raffey Cassidy) and Bob (Sunny...

Cult Column: The Shining

Right in time for Halloween, Stanley Kubrick’s formidable The Shining returns to cinemas. The film begins with Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) driving up to the Overlook Hotel in a yellow...

Geostorm

Oh, well; best to begin at the beginning. Jake Lawson (Gerard Butler) is a meteorological expert who leads a team to build a network of satellites informally named “Dutch Boy”, which can...

The Bad Batch

The Bad Batch begins as Arlen (Suki Waterhouse), a young Texan woman, is expelled from the United States and left to fend for herself in the desert. In a series of extraordinary sequences, we watch...

Pecking Order

In the 1970s, the great Irish comedian Dave Allen hosted a series of documentaries entitled In Search of the Great English Eccentrics, and a later version called Eccentrics at Play. If I were to...

Young Frankenstein (1974)

1974 was a brilliant year for Mel Brooks. His first film to be released that year was Blazing Saddles, a picture I have down as one of the best comedies ever constructed. Then came Young...

On Body and Soul

IIdikó Enyedi’s On Body and Soul focuses on the lives of two co-workers at an abattoir, quality control inspector Mária (Alexandra Borbély), a young woman of inhibiting shyness, who subsequently...