Festivals

Addressing gender trouble at the 2017 BFI London Film Festival

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

New films that deal with the relationship between men and women in interesting ways.

Is this the world’s sexiest film festival?

By Justine Smith

Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinéma presented erotic tales from around the world this year.

Meet the exciting young directors behind animation’s female revolution

By Alex King

Greece’s Anima Syros festival provided a platform for a bright new generation of women animators.

Journeyman – first look review

By David Jenkins

Paddy Considine’s second feature as director is powered by a clutch of big, bold and unabashedly emotional performances.

Programmers Picks from the 2017 BFI London Film Festival

By Anton Bitel

The players behind this year’s festival offer their personal viewing recommendations.

Mom and Dad – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Nicolas Cage runs amok in this deliciously berserk comedy-horror about parents compelled to kill their kids.

Lady Bird – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Saoirse Ronan whirlwinds her way through Greta Gerwig’s sublime directorial debut.

First Reformed – first look review

By Elena Lazic

Paul Schrader returns to the fray with a mediative masterwork powered by a stunning central turn from Ethan Hawke.

Mary Shelley – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Elle Fanning is the star of the show in Haifaa Al-Mansour’s uneven biopic of the ‘Frankenstein’ author.

The Shape of Water – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Sally Hawkins finds a scaly suitor in Guillermo del Toro’s strange, sentimental snow globe fairy tale.

Thelma – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Something disturbing lies beneath the surface of Joachim Trier’s head-scratching latest.

Novitiate – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Margaret Qualley plays a conflicted nun-in-training in this sensuous drama from director Margaret Betts.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Frances McDormand unleashes hell in the blackest of black comedies, courtesy of Martin McDonagh.

Brawl in Cell Block 99 – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Vince Vaughn plays against type in S Craig Zahler’s ultra-violent grindhouse romp.

Pioneering women at the Melbourne International Film Festival 2017

By Simran Hans

A programming strand dedicated to female perspectives was a highlight of this year’s festival.

Suburbicon – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

George Clooney directs this timely and terrifically twisted fable set in 1950s suburban America.

Lean on Pete – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Andrew Haigh’s beautifully crafted latest follows one boy’s journey of self-discovery across America.

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