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Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab has been chief film critic for The Independent since 2013. He is also a senior correspondent at Screen International. His books include ‘Stairways to Heaven: Rebuilding the British Film Industry’ (2018), ‘Ingmar Bergman: The Life and Films of the Last Great European Director’, ‘Delivering Dreams: A Century of British Film Distribution’, ‘The Making of Taxi Driver’, ‘Searching for Stars: Stardom and Screen Acting in British Cinema’, ‘Screen Epiphanies’ and ‘J Arthur Rank and the British Film Industry’.

Dragged Across Concrete review: Surprisingly engaging and affecting

Mel Gibson is a police officer again in S Craig Zahler’s juddering new thriller

Ben Is Back review: Julia Roberts gives a strong, moving performance

Thanks to the ongoing opioid epidemic, movies about addiction are changing

Under the Silver Lake review: Too dark to work as comic satire

The film is somewhere between an adolescent male wish fulfilment fantasy and a very self-conscious updating of a Raymond Chandler thriller