Jessica Chastain


DVD releases: The Martian & The Lobster

February 4, 2016

THE MARTIAN (12) 4 stars The six-strong crew of the Ares 3, led by Commander Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain), are gathering samples on Mars when sensors pick up an approaching storm. Lewis gives the order to evacuate and, during the trek back to the ship, botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is hit by flying debris.


Cinema reviews: Macbeth & The Martian

October 1, 2015

MACBETH (15) 5 stars The Scottish play bares its teeth and draws blood in Australian director Justin Kurzel’s muscular and unflinching adaptation that accentuates the carnage as the doomed title character is undone by paternal grief and naked ambition.


Live cinema in vogue

September 18, 2014

Head to the cinema to see theatre, opera and Hollywood stars aplenty, writes Susan Welsh