Articles by Francine Stock
The best movies to see this month
Nick Cave in 20,000 Days on Earth 20,000 Days on Earth On release from 19th Sept Neither fly-on-the-wall documentary nor hagiography, this cinematic essay on the musician, writer and generally...
The Invisible Woman On release from 7th February Forget the lawks-a-mercy effusions of so many screen representations of Charles Dickens’s works, Ralph Fiennes’s second film as...
The passion that binds the personal and the political
For years, Francine Stock hated Steven Spielberg's films, but as Lincoln, his new epic, hits the screens, she argues that he brings out the dark side of Hollywood blockbusters
The year's best movies explored masculinity, old age, and even geology and philosophy
Male oddballs, losers and underdogs have infiltrated mainstream movies.