Cricket Sports

Shane review – bottle-blond cricket legend gets personal in engaging doc

Here’s the latest in a long line of authorised-version sports documentaries that gives plenty of elbow room for the legend in question to explain themselves,

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83 review – cricket crowdpleaser puts a new spin on the underdog movie

Previously a fashioner of star vehicles for Salman Khan, director Kabir Khan anchors this nimble and big-hearted biopic of the India cricket team’s improbable 1983

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Toofaan review – Mumbai boxing drama is more Rocky than Raging Bull

Partly set in the Mumbai underworld, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s boxing drama aims at Raging Bull grit but has an unfortunately irresistible drift towards late-Rocky melodrama.


Robert Altman’s 20 best films – ranked!

20. That Cold Day in the Park (1969) The ad campaign declared this “the ‘post-Graduate’ you’ve been waiting for!” Er, no. Mrs Robinson may have


The Viewing Booth review – seeing is believing in the Israel-Palestine conflict

Even though he tries to maintain a cool, scientific demeanour, Israeli director Ra’anan Alexandrowicz finally lets slip a twinge of despair at the end of


I Am Samuel review – meditative, optimistic documentary on queer love in Kenya

Filmed over five years, this documentary, directed by Peter Murimi, opens on a striking note that contrasts intimacy with cruelty. A date between Sam, the


Hollywood actor Steven Seagal joins pro-Kremlin party

The Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, a long-time admirer of Russian president Vladimir Putin, has joined a pro-Kremlin party, the party said on Sunday. Seagal received


‘I wasn’t what you’d call sensible’: a walk on the wild side with Call My Agent’s Liliane Rovère

If you’re an actor in the rare position of becoming internationally famous in your 80s, then it’s rather fitting to achieve it with a role


‘My parents still have no clue what I’m doing’: Lupin star Omar Sy on Hollywood, fame and fighting racism

Actors, obliged to exhaustively market their wares, will pose for hours in front of posters of their latest film or TV show. They’ll hop between