Film & Television

John Maguire on film: A lyrical, coming-of-age road movie with a macabre difference

The latest film from Luca Guadagnino tells the disturbing story of a pair of ravenous addicts who need to eat human flesh in order to survive, but this is less a horror film than an outlaw romance

Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet in Bones and All: a sort of outlaw romance in the vein of Bonnie and Clyde

Bones and All, the latest film from Luca Guadagnino, tells the story of two fine young cannibals. The Italian director’s first American film, and his second venture into the horror genre after his pointless reimagining of Dario Argento’s giallo classic Suspira, this grisly and transgressive exploration of addiction is a seductive cross-continental romance boosted by sympathetic performances from newcomer Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet.

The film opens in a small American high school in the ...