Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread begins in 1950s Fitzrovia at the breakfast table of Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), a renowned dressmaker with a habit for stitching hidden messages into his garments (inside his...

The Disaster Artist

Some time around the turn of the millennium, Greg Sestero met Tommy Wiseau in an acting class. Sestero was mesmerised simultaneously by Wiseau’s peculiarities – his over-the-top acting, his...

Loving Vincent

Like an overly zealous parent desperate to show off its child, Loving Vincent begins with the boast that it took nearly a decade for 125 artists to complete the 62,450 paintings that make up the...

Mother!

Darren Aronofsky loves seeing his characters beaten down by a good theme. Take Requiem for a Dream (2000), in which Jared Leto and co are ripped apart by addiction, or Black Swan (2010), in which...

Detroit

An animated prologue sketching the history of the ‘great migration’ of African Americans from the countryside to the industrialised ghettos of the city; a raid on a Detroit speakeasy; a concert...