Festivals

The Endless – first look review

By Anton Bitel

Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead serve up a meta meditation on cults in this smart genre-blurring thriller.

New films by Claire Denis, Sean Baker and Abel Ferrara to debut in Cannes

By David Jenkins

The 2017 Directors’ Fortnight line-up is even more tantalising than the main Competition.

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival line-up has been announced

By David Jenkins

Yorgos Lanthimos, Bong Joon-ho and Sofia Coppola all have films in the main competition.

Blurred realities at CPH:DOX 2017

By Matt Turner

This year’s festival boasted ground-breaking cinematic experiments which offered reflections on our digital age.

The halting nature of desire at BFI Flare 2017

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Bold expressions of queer passion were on offer at the 31st edition of London’s premier LGBT film festival.

Could a new film hold the key to ending Colombia’s 50-year war?

By Shilpa Jindia

Natalia Orozco’s When the Guns Go Silent gives a voice to both sides of this longstanding conflict.

What does it mean to live and work in the digital present?

By Matt Turner

Eduardo Williams’ intoxicating debut feature The Human Surge ponders just that.

A striking new film tackles racism in America from a unique perspective

By Glenn Heath Jr

Rat Film was one of many challenging documentaries to screen at the 2017 True/False Film Festival.

Song to Song – first look review

By David Jenkins

Terrence Malick dazzles with a metaphysical jukebox musical starring Rooney Mara and Ryan Gosling.

A new film shows how women are joining the fight against Isis

By Daniel Schindel

Gulîstan, Land of Roses follows an all-female regiment of Kurdish guerillas as they prepare for war against Daesh.

Shin Godzilla – first look review

By Anton Bitel

This latest reboot of Japan’s longest-running movie franchise is big, fun and very dumb.

El Bar – first look review

By Adam Lee Davies

Álex de la Iglesia’s frisky, single-set survival thriller from Spain loses its steam after an impressive opening act.

Revolution of Sound: Tangerine Dream – first look review

By Adam Lee Davies

A solid docu-homage to the strung-out German synth-proggers and occasional film soundtrackers.

On the Beach At Night Alone – first look review

By David Jenkins

The wistful latest from Korean maestro Hong Sang-soo is powered by an exceptional lead performance.

Call Me by Your Name – first look review

By David Jenkins

Remember that title, as you’ll be hearing a lot about Luca Guadagnino’s sublime summertime romance.

The Other Side of Hope – first look review

By David Jenkins

Finland’s Aki Kaurismäki lights up the Berlin competition with a typically bittersweet response to the migrant crisis.

The Queen of Spain – first look review

By Adam Lee Davies

Penélope Cruz stars in this frolicsome love letter to Spanish cinema’s golden age from director Fernando Trueba.

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