Meryl Streep

The photogenic womenfolk of Otter Bay: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern in Big Little Lies

Girls will love it – and there’s just enough eye candy for boys: Big Little Lies reviewed

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Six hundred and thirty years ago, Chaucer revealed in ‘The Wife of Bath’s Tale’ that what women really want is…

Practically perfect in every way: Joel Dawson and Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns

I had my spite at the ready – but had to put most of it away: Mary Poppins Returns reviewed

15 December 2018 9:00 am

So, Mary Poppins returns, and I was, of course, primed to be spiteful, as is my nature. Not a patch…

Dreary, familiar, empty watch – until Streep appears: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again reviewed

21 July 2018 9:00 am

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again aims to do what it says on the can. That is, be Mamma Mia,…

Have they got news for you: Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee and Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham in The Post

You just can’t argue against Hanks and Streep: The Post reviewed

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Steven Spielberg’s The Post, which dramatizes the Washington Post’s publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971, doesn’t exactly push at…

Star power

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Donald Trump and the end of the age of celebrity

Meryl Streep should watch her words on disrespecting the afflicted

14 January 2017 9:00 am

At the Golden Globes ceremony, Meryl Streep attacked Donald Trump because he ‘imitated a disabled reporter’. ‘When the powerful use…

Not a trip to the cinema you’ll bitterly resent – or hugely enjoy: Florence Foster Jenkins reviewed

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Before we turn our attention to Florence Foster Jenkins — but if you can’t wait, it’s so-so — I feel…

Scarlett Johansson as a mermaid? Bung her in

What is a serious film festival doing opening with Hail, Caesar!

20 February 2016 9:00 am

What is a serious film festival doing opening with Ethan and Joel Coens’ turkey Hail, Caesar!? James Woodall reports from Berlin

Just because The Homesman has a few women in it doesn’t make it a ‘feminist western’

22 November 2014 9:00 am

The Homesman, which stars Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones and is set in the Nebraska territory in the 1850s,…

Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep in ‘August: Osage County’

August: Osage County? Why not make your own?

25 January 2014 9:00 am

If you and your family are bored — if, for example, it’s one of those dull Sunday afternoons that seem…