Jonathan Romney
Freelance
Jonathan Romney is a British film critic whose work appears in Sight and Sound and FilmComment.com, among others. He is the author of Atom Egoyan (2003) and lives in London.

Written by Jonathan Romney

General Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars Episode 1; The Phantom Menace. Photo courtesy Lucasfilm/20th Century Fox

Essay/
Automation and robotics
Numbing the imagination

CGI has become wearingly dull and cliched. Can its deep weirdness be recovered and filmgoers’ minds stretched again?

Jonathan Romney