Peter Bradshaw

Nasa and The Martian – a cosmic coincidence too good to be true?

The announcement that water has been found on Mars just happens to have emerged at the same time as the Matt Damon film is released. Spooky, or what?

Camping: At two with rude nature

Peter Bradshaw resisted his son’s pleas to go camping for years – he’s more a luxury hotel kind of guy. So how did he cope with slumming it?

Sex on the beach: A brief history of Cannes and erotic cinema

Since the 1960s there has always been plenty of flesh at Cannes. As the red carpet is rolled out, Peter Bradshaw awards his own Palme Phwoar.

The Imitation Game: First-class acting cracks biopic code

Benedict Cumberbatch delivers a sterling Turing – the man who beat Hitler but was destroyed by homophobia.

Birdman: A delirious, crazy showbiz comedy takes flight

Michael Keaton is tremendous as the superhero movie star trying to reinvent himself as a serious actor in Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'Birdman'.

Allen’s Jasmine is the cinephile’s perfume

Peter Bradshaw reviews Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.

Movie of the week: Finding The One, again

Elaine Benes meets Tony Soprano in a smart movie titled "Enough Said", about the truimph of being in love while middle aged.

Shades of grey on open seas

Tom Hanks stars as a merchant marine captin in the action thriller, Captain Phillips.

Princess Di’s dark side doesn’t get a look in

Poor Princess Diana: 16 years after that terrible day in 1997, she has died another awful death.

Peacock of the ivories

Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra is about the love match between the pianist Liberace and his bisexual young companion Scott Thorson.

Severity and mastery: Defining the film ‘Amour’

The title of Michael Haneke’s "Amour" is a challenge: not ironic, not celebratory, and yet somehow not complicated either.

Movie of the week: Man of Steel

It must be the last act of superhero revisionism: abolishing the word “super”.

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