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Eighties film fan Hadley Freeman on BTTF’s message about rebellion, love and ambition down the ages for young and oldIn Back to the Future, it is emphasised from the beginning how mortified Marty is by his weak father and drunken mother, and how disappointing they are as parents.
From Private Benjamin to The Intern, Nancy Meyers has championed women’s stories in Hollywood for 35 years. Why are there so few directors like her?It wasn’t until I rushed out of my interview with Nancy Meyers, five panicky minutes early, in order to express some milk in Claridge’s hotel bathroom, having given birth three weeks ago that I realised something: I wasn’t interviewing Meyers – I was a character in one of her movies.
In a clip from this week’s Guardian film show Xan Brooks, Peter Bradshaw and Henry Barnes review The Martian, Ridley Scott’s sci-fi adventure about a Nasa astronaut (Matt Damon) who must survive on Mars after being left behind by his crew.
In 2012 black teenager Jordan Davis was shot dead when a white middle-aged man, Michael Dunn, opened fire on the vehicle he was sitting in, after an argument about loud music.
Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s meticulous documentary splices film theory with juicy from-the-set gossip, reviving Brian De Palma’s polarising oeuvre After a passionate explanation of the innovation found in his 1978 film The Fury, Brian De Palma shrugs and laughs.
Its satire sometimes bites, but too much of Sarah Warren’s comedian-as-spy tale splats into a puddle of self-indulgenceCanadian actor-comedian Sarah Warren writes, directs, produces and stars in this vexingly uneven comedy about an aspiring Canadian actor-comedian named Julie Robert who is struggling to get a gig or an agent or any kind of performance-related job in London.
Vicky McClure leads a likable cast in this effortlessly enjoyable heist-gone-wrong drama set in a petrol-station shopSet largely in a petrol-station shop over the course of one eventful night, this low-budget British comedy has a set-up so derivative it almost comes back round to being original, or possibly post-postmodern.
Milo Parker plays a pre-teen assistant to a paranormal investigator in this underpowered supernatural comedy
The story of Jordan Davis, a young black man shot at a petrol station in Florida in 2012, isn’t just about race – it’s also about the absurdity of US gun laws
Actor was minutes into performance of Thérèse Raquin when audience member in mezzanine interrupted showNo opening night is perfect. Yet the opening night of Thérèse Raquin, starring Keira Knightley, took a strange turn just minutes into the performance on Thursday when a member of the audience interrupted the show.
Thirty years since skateboarding teen Marty McFly first went time-travelling, Lea ‘Lorraine’ Thompson and Christopher ‘Doc’ Lloyd celebrate a remarkable trilogyLea Thompson smiles. “You can kill and kill and rape and maim and plunder,” she says sweetly.
The self-described ‘old fart’ on the damage done to the film industry by Kevin Rudd’s government, the intricate plotting behind each Mad Max: Fury Road character and his failed bid to bring a Justice League adaptation to life Related: George Miller: ‘The last thing I wanted to do was another Mad Max movie’
In a clip from this week’s Guardian film show Xan Brooks, Henry Barnes and Peter Bradshaw watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt take to the high wire as Philippe Petit, the French acrobat who walked, without a harness, on a line between the World Trade Center’s twin towers in 1974.
In a clip from this week’s Guardian film show Xan Brooks, Peter Bradshaw and Henry Barnes review Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of Macbeth, featuring Michael Fassbender as the war-ravaged pretender and Marion Cotillard as his ambitious wife.
In a clip from this week’s Guardian film show Xan Brooks, Henry Barnes and Peter Bradshaw review Nancy Meyers’ The Intern, a comedy about a pensioner (Robert De Niro) who takes on a job as a senior intern at an online clothes retail company run by a stressed working mum (Anne Hathaway).
French film-maker Eric Baudelaire documents his friendship with a former diplomat from Abkhazia in a evocative, plucky essay-film
Laconic depiction of a man who resorts to theft during financial strife is so downsized it feels like a shrug
This animated reboot of the long-standing TV series shoots for nothing higher than a flagrant grab for pocket money
Andrew Kötting recreates scenes of the fascinating and melancholy 90-mile walk undertaken in 1841 by the nature poet John Clare, in a bizarre documentary
The Martian | Macbeth | The Walk | The Intern | 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets | By Our Selves | Fidelio: Alice’s Journey | Convenience | Dressed As A GirlScott’s long-haul space procedural is more interested in the nuts and bolts than what might be going on internally, but at least takes pains to get the science (mostly) right.
The latest instalment of George Miller’s action franchise may be set in a post-apocalyptic world with ‘old-school displays of machismo’ but eventually the women win out
In researching for new film Life, Australian writer Luke Davies found the perception of Dean as brooding and long-suffering was more fiction than factIt’s a moment frozen in time. James Dean walks through a deserted Times Square, hunched against the rain in a woollen trench coat, a cigarette clamped between his teeth.
Mesmerising scenes from Another Country, a documentary narrated by David Gulpilil about Ramingining township, Northern Territory, and the Yolngu people who live there. This collaboration between Gulpilil, Molly Reynolds and Rolf de Heer explores the havoc caused by the imposition of a new culture over an old.
Peter Bradshaw and Henry Barnes join Xan Brooks for our weekly round-up of the big cinema releases.
Creative gross-outs and absurd violence are the salvation of a horror flick in which a speed-metal band’s dark chords turn the townsfolk into demonic ghouls“What about … Deathgasm?”
A Scottish hospice in which the terminally ill use singing as therapy shows the evocative dignity in end-of-life care
London is burning, and this documentary captures its varied and flourishing drag community with inclusivity and affection
DIY, dark arts and chartbusters pepper this idiosyncratic story of the Joke’s four-decade career
Ariane Labed plays an comely engineer onboard a container ship, navigating men as she goes in a slightly preposterous love triangle