All articles by Jonathan Romney

Reviews

The Afterlight: a film of immortals en route to oblivion

Assembling movie clips from across space and time, Charlie Shackleton’s collage film sees cinematic icons and bit-players alike convene at a watering hole named The Afterlight. It’s one answer to the question: what do the dead do all day?

By Jonathan Romney

The Afterlight: a film of immortals en route to oblivion
Reviews

The Velvet Queen takes viewers on a quasi-mystical, indulgent search for a snow leopard

By Jonathan Romney

The Velvet Queen takes viewers on a quasi-mystical, indulgent search for a snow leopard
Interviews

“She just set the screen alight”: Laura Wandel on Playground and its child star

By Jonathan Romney

“She just set the screen alight”: Laura Wandel on Playground and its child star
Reviews

The Ipcress File series digs deep into the backstory of Harry Palmer

By Jonathan Romney

The Ipcress File series digs deep into the backstory of Harry Palmer
Festivals

Flux Gourmet: Strickland’s conceptual feast plays up a comically heightened Englishness

By Jonathan Romney

Flux Gourmet: Strickland’s conceptual feast plays up a comically heightened Englishness
Festivals

Nobody’s Hero: Guiraudie delivers a flippant, mock-serious sex comedy

By Jonathan Romney

Nobody’s Hero: Guiraudie delivers a flippant, mock-serious sex comedy
The best of 2021

2021: the year in art cinema

By Jonathan Romney

2021: the year in art cinema
Reviews

The Beatles: Get Back is a tender portrait of a band on the brink of change

By Jonathan Romney

The Beatles: Get Back is a tender portrait of a band on the brink of change
Reviews

The Card Counter is a triumph for Oscar Isaac

By Jonathan Romney

The Card Counter is a triumph for Oscar Isaac
Reviews

Pig follows Nicolas Cage sniffing out his porcine companion’s whereabouts

By Jonathan Romney

Pig follows Nicolas Cage sniffing out his porcine companion’s whereabouts
Festivals

Cannes 2021: Un Certain Regard round-up

By Jonathan Romney

Cannes 2021: Un Certain Regard round-up
Reviews

It Must Be Heaven shows a Palestinian in Paris searching for salvation

By Jonathan Romney

It Must Be Heaven shows a Palestinian in Paris searching for salvation
Features

Quarantine foreseen: the films that accidentally predicted the pandemic

By Jonathan Romney

Quarantine foreseen: the films that accidentally predicted the pandemic
Reviews

Los conductos is a swirling, cryptic journey into a hellish Medellín night

By Jonathan Romney

Los conductos is a swirling, cryptic journey into a hellish Medellín night
Interviews

“I wanted to make a film about a supporting character”: Dea Kulumbegashvili on her enigmatic Beginning

By Jonathan Romney

“I wanted to make a film about a supporting character”: Dea Kulumbegashvili on her enigmatic Beginning
Lists

10 key jazz films

By Jonathan Romney

10 key jazz films
Reviews

Undine is a modern-day fairytale romance, between diver and water nymph

By Jonathan Romney

Undine is a modern-day fairytale romance, between diver and water nymph
Obituaries

In memory of Raymond Cauchetier: the man who photographed the French New Wave

By Jonathan Romney

In memory of Raymond Cauchetier: the man who photographed the French New Wave
Festivals

A Cop Movie blows the lid off the act of policing

By Jonathan Romney

A Cop Movie blows the lid off the act of policing
Features

Handling the truth: documenting conspiracy in the age of misinformation

By Jonathan Romney

Handling the truth: documenting conspiracy in the age of misinformation
Reviews

Call My Agent! Season 4 gives its guest stars the run of the show

By Jonathan Romney

Call My Agent! Season 4 gives its guest stars the run of the show
Lists

The most anticipated films of 2021

By Thomas Flew, Devika Girish and others

The most anticipated films of 2021
Festivals

The Witches of the Orient shows the cultural influence of Japanese volleyball stars

By Jonathan Romney

The Witches of the Orient shows the cultural influence of Japanese volleyball stars
Reviews

Pretend It’s a City eulogises a bygone New York through one of the city’s most sardonic wits

By Jonathan Romney

Pretend It’s a City eulogises a bygone New York through one of the city’s most sardonic wits
Reviews

Il Mio Corpo sculpts a portrait of two outsiders in Sicily

By Jonathan Romney

Il Mio Corpo sculpts a portrait of two outsiders in Sicily
Features

What to watch at LFF: The Disciple, an alluring puzzle about the quest for musical excellence

By Jonathan Romney

What to watch at LFF: The Disciple, an alluring puzzle about the quest for musical excellence
Festivals

Six of the best at the 2020 Venice Film Festival

By Jonathan Romney

Six of the best at the 2020 Venice Film Festival
Interviews

“I don’t know how anyone could feel secure in the world as it is right now”: an interview with Charlie Kaufman

By Jonathan Romney

“I don’t know how anyone could feel secure in the world as it is right now”: an interview with Charlie Kaufman
Lists

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex

By Ryan Gilbey, Nick James and others

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex
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