Charles Bramesco, The Guardian

Charles Bramesco

The Guardian

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Recent articles by Charles:

The end has no end: why Hollywood should stop splitting movies into two

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is hampered by a greedy insistence on cutting franchise movies in half, a trend that shows no sign of going away → Read More

From The Shining to Carrie: our writers pick their favourite Stephen King movies

With the writer’s latest big screen adaptation The Boogeyman opening in theatres, we select the best interpretations of his work → Read More

From Bond to Heroes: what was affected by the 2007 writers’ strike?

As WGA members put their pens down again, a look back on the last industry-shifting strike → Read More

Bupkis review – Pete Davidson plays Pete Davidson in messy series

The ex-SNL comedian recruits Edie Falco and Joe Pesci for a scrappy new comedy show that mixes raw honesty with rambling inconsistency → Read More

‘A budget is a moral document’: why does the NYPD need $29m a day?

The Museum of Broken Windows aims to explore what New York City could be like if funds were diverted from the police → Read More

Mrs Davis review – fun yet frustrating series mixes religion with raucousness

Betty Gilpin plays a nun on a mission to locate the Holy Grail in a patchy genre-hopping new show about an all-consuming Alexa-adjacent superpower → Read More

Director Kelly Reichardt: ‘Keep in mind, I don’t have my finger on any pulse’

The film-maker behind First Cow discusses her new Michelle Williams-starring drama Showing Up and the difficulties of making art in this climate → Read More

Lance Reddick: The Wire’s crusading cop led with command and conviction

The late actor has left behind a career of distinguished and often devastating roles, headed up by his no-nonsense lieutenant in the HBO drama → Read More

Tod Browning: the film-maker who brought the carnival to Hollywood

A new retrospective offers another chance to appreciate the daring and often deranged films made by a director who was once the centre of a moral panic → Read More

It's time for action in the explosive first trailer for How to Blow Up a Pipeline

A cross-cultural coalition plots to disrupt an oil supply chain in Daniel Goldhaber's galvanizing new film. → Read More

‘We’re not taking care of it’: why film preservation should be prioritized

A new documentary acts as a cautionary tale urging us to be more aware of how we store and preserve what we film and watch → Read More

Eli Roth will expand the spoof trailer Thanksgiving into a full-length feature

It's the third mock teaser from the genre homage Grindhouse to become a full-fledged film. → Read More

Oh, bother: the Winnie the Pooh slasher movie is a bloody mess

With rights now in the public domain, Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey turns beloved children’s characters into killers → Read More

The Pessimism Of ‘Party Down’ Season 3 Plays Particularly Well In These ‘Ted Lasso’ Times

Party Down Season 3 is coming to Starz on February 24, 2023. At a time when kindness and sincerity have taken hold of the sitcom standard-bearers, the sober pessimism of Party Down —in which work sucks, life sucks, most people suck, but none of it sucks quite so bad as the total, numbing nothingness of apathy — returns as a bold tonic. → Read More

Paul King has signed on to direct the Tom Holland-starring Fred Astaire biopic

At long last, the promise of the "Umbrella" lip-sync video shall be delivered upon. → Read More

The Spirited Away stage play is coming to American cinemas

This spring, audiences unable to attend the Japanese production will behold the live-action magnificence of the radish spirit. → Read More

Netflix will make inroads into French film by partnering with Cinémathèque Française

France has been resistant to the streaming barbarians at the gates, but that may be starting to change. → Read More

It’s a MILF’s World. We’re Just Living in It.

From "MILF Manor" to "80 for Brady," randy older women are having a moment in pop culture. But is it empowering, or have we simply traded one fantasy for another? → Read More

Jake Gyllenhaal takes on the Taliban in the first trailer for The Covenant

In Guy Ritchie's new thriller, a soldier must fight his way through Afghanistan to rescue the interpreter who saved his life. → Read More

80 for Brady review – screen queens go wild in charming but slight comedy

Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Sally Field and Lily Tomlin make for soothing company in a silly but good-natured film about NFL fans → Read More