Jonathan Romney

Jonathan Romney is a film critic for the Independent on Sunday, and a regular contributor to Sight & Sound, Film Comment, Screen International and more.

He is the author of Atom Egoyan (BFI) and Short Orders), and the editor of Celluloid Jukebox: Popular Music and the Movies Since the 1950s.

Follow him on Twitter @JonathanRomney

Online articles

Cannes Film Festival 2012
Festival> blog

Follow Nick James and our correspondents on the Croisette. Read the collated entries, or see the index of individual posts. Web exclusive, May 2012

Berlinale 2012 Festival blog

Nick James and S&S contributors report from the unknown quantity that is this year’s Berlin film festival. Web exclusive, February 2012

The films of 2011The films of 2011 Poll

In a strong year for arthouse cinema, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life emerged as the clear winner of the S&S poll of international critics’ best films of 2011, says Nick James. from S&S January 2012

Rio: cool potatoes – and torpor in the favela Postcard

Jonathan Romney on three mixed-bag local curios – and a wanton lack of thrills and spills at a new cinema built in a recently pacified favela. Web exclusive, October 2011

AlpisVenice Film Festival day five: Dark nights of the soul Festival blog

Jonathan Romney on Steve McQueen’s Shame, two striking portraits of female abjection from Russia and France, and Todd Solondz’s Dark Horse. Web exclusive, September 2011

Haunting houses: the Brothers Quay meet Alina Ibragimova Live cinema

Jonathan Romney sees the inscrutable filmmaking duo and violinist Ibragimova hold a candle to Wilton’s Music Hall>. Web exclusive, July 2011

Cannes Film Festival 2011
Festival blog

Follow Nick James and our correspondents on the Croisette. Web exclusive, May 2011

Berlinale: Strange energies from the east Festival postcard

Jonathan Rommey on three festival finds from Russia and Austria, including a sci-fi cult attraction extraordinaire and a portrait of Chernobyl awaiting meltdown. Web exclusive, February 2011

The films of 2010The films of 2010 Poll

The Social Network and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Remember His Past Lives head our round-up of the films and highlights of the year, as voted by 85 critics and curators. from S&S January 2011

The Festival Directors:
Locarno’s Olivier Père
Video interview

The new director of the Locarno Film Festival tells us about the challenges ahead for cinema and cinephilia. Web exclusive, August 2010

The best film booksThe best film books June 2010

51 leading critics and writers nominate their top five films books. A clear-cut top five emerges – and film writing may have found its Citizen Kane. from S&S June 2010

LourdesVenice Film Festival, part two Postcard

Jonathan Romney picks his hits of the festival. Web exclusive, September 2009

Venice Film FestivalVenice Film Festival, part one Postcard

Jonathan Romney gets excited by Herzog’s new films on the Lido. Web exclusive, September 2009

The films of 2009The films of 2009

A Prophet, The Hurt Locker and 35 Shots of Rum lead our favourite releases of the year. Jonathan Romney discerns a French resurgence and an unprecedentedly strong showing by women directors. Web exclusive, January 2010

Last Updated: 21 May 2012