Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab is the author of several books on film

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Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent’s bravura new
horror flick 'The Babadook'

The Babadook, film review: Craftsmanship and attention to character is a welcome relief

(15) Jennifer Kent, 94 mins Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall
Tia Fey and Jason Bateman in 'This Is Where I Leave You'

This Is Where I Leave You, film review: Smug comedy-drama doesn't take advantage of top-notch cast

(15) Shawn Levy, 103 mins Starring: Jason Bateman, Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Tim Olyphant
Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell in ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, film review: Mawkishness comedy with an enjoyably subversive edge

(PG) Miguel Arteta, 80 mins Starring: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette
Animated feature from Guillermo del Toro 'The Book of Life'

The Book Of Life 3D, film review: Storytelling lets down gorgeous visuals and lively voice work

(U) Jorge R Gutiérrez, 95 mins Featuring voices of: Diego Luna, Zoë Saldana, Channing Tatum
Lily Collins and Sam Claflin in 'Love, Rosie'

Love, Rosie, film review: Charm isn't enough to hide storyline's chronic absurdities

(15) Christian Ditter, 102 mins Starring: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Jaime Winstone
Jeremy Irons in 'Night Train to Lisbon'

Night Train To Lisbon, film review: Beautifully shot and packed with big-name cameos

(12A) Bille August, 110 mins Starring: Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston
Saw point: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Serena’

Serena, film review: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper 'go mild' in the country

(15) Susanne Bier, 110 mins Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Toby Jones
Brad Pitt stars in David Ayer's World War II drama Fury

Fury, film review: Brad Pitt stars as an unsympathetic hero in muted war movie

Fury is a thoroughly contradictory affair - an anti-war film that also wants to be an action thriller

When the whistle blew: Edward Snowden in ‘Citizenfour’
Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato in ‘The Best of Me’

The Best Of Me, film review: Terminally mawkish tearjerker is hard to stomach

(12A) Michael Hoffman, 118 mins Starring: Michelle Monaghan, Liana Liberato, James Marsden
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Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker