Festivals

Steve McQueen’s Widows to open the 2018 BFI London Film Festival

By Hannah Woodhead

The festival’s 62nd edition kicks off with the international premiere of the British director’s fourth feature.

Unicorn Store – first look review

By Josh Slater-Williams

Brie Larson directs and stars in this free-spirited indie comedy about a woman in pursuit of a pet unicorn.

George Michael: Freedom – first look review

By Rebecca Harrison

The director’s cut of this moving documentary is well worth catching on the big screen.

Papillon – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek star in this serviceable but unnecessary remake of the classic prison camp drama.

Puzzle – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Kelly Macdonald plays a technophobe with a penchant for solving puzzles in a drama whose pieces don’t quite fit together.

The best new sports documentaries to look out for in 2018

By Matt Turner

This year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest featured three profound tales of sporting triumph and tragedy.

How Iceland became Hollywood’s go-to sci-fi setting

By David Jenkins

From blockbusters like Interstellar and Rogue One, as well as various homegrown productions, cinema is now a vital part of the Icelandic economy.

The best films from the Transilvania International Film Festival 2018

By Patrick Gamble

This year’s festival offered liberating explorations of identity in Adina Pintilie’s Touch Me Not and Sebastián Lelio’s Disobedience.

Crises of faith and incredible women: What’s on at Sundance London 2018

By Hannah Woodhead

There’s lots to look forward to at Sundance’s annual London showcase.

The Tale provides a vital insight into historic sexual abuse

By Hannah Woodhead

Jennifer Fox’s autobiographical debut makes for harrowing but essential viewing.

A new cult film festival is spotlighting forgotten cinematic gems

By Josh Slater-Williams

Matchbox Cineclub have programmed a weekend of strange and unseen cinema from around the world.

10 things to see at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018

By Hannah Woodhead

Brie Larson’s directorial debut and a special focus on American female filmmakers are among the highlights of the 72nd EIFF.

The best new music documentaries to look out for this year

By Patrick Gamble

Films about Betty Davis, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Milford Graves were among the highlights of the 15th edition of IndieLisboa.

The Wild Pear Tree – first look review

By David Jenkins

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival saved the best for last with Nuri Bilge Ceylan's sublime literary opus.

Knife + Heart – first look review

By Manuela Lazic

A thriller set in the 1970s world of Parisian porn tries to intellectualise its seedy story, but misses the mark.

Burning – first look review

By David Jenkins

This monumental new work from South Korean director Lee Chang-dong was well worth the eight-year wait.

Capernaum – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Nadine Labaki’s Lebanon-set fable reveals the everyday heartbreak of child poverty.

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