Festivals

You Were Never Really Here – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Joaquin Phoenix bares his soul in Lynne Ramsay’s noir-tinged New York thriller.

The Rider – first look review

By Elena Lazic

Chloe Zhao’s hushed neo western offers a feminist perspective on a man in crisis.

Radiance – first look review

By David Jenkins

Naomi Kawase channels Mills and Boon in this romance about the world of film audio description.

A Gentle Creature – first look review

By David Jenkins

Corruption and vice reign supreme in Sergei Loznitsa’s punishingly bleak descent into the bowels of Russia.

Top of the Lake: China Girl – first look review

By Matt Hoffman

Jane Campion and Elisabeth Moss return for a brilliant second season of this atmospheric crime saga.

Good Time – first look review

By David Jenkins

Robert Pattinson slays it as a petty hood on a downward spiral in the Safdie brothers’ ace crime thriller.

Jeune Femme – first look review

By David Jenkins

This delectable French coming-of-age farce is powered by a stunning central performance from actor Laetitia Dosch.

The Beguiled – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Sofia Coppola stuns the Cannes crowd with an intoxicating film about repressed female sexuality.

The Day After – first look review

By Manuela Lazic

Another day, another delicate, insightful gem from Korean director Hong Sang-soo.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

A nasty case of dramatic inertia blights Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest black comedy.

24 Frames – first look review

By David Jenkins

This delicate parting shot from the great Abbas Kiarostami is a wistful contemplation on the nature of the moving image.

The Florida Project – first look review

By David Jenkins

A shot of pure cinematic joy from Tangerine director Sean Baker – and a big highlight of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

Come Swim – first look review

By Matt Hoffman

Kristen Stewart presents her visually arresting directorial debut at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

The Meyerowitz Stories – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Adam Sandler delivers one of his rare affecting turns as one of the co-leads in Noah Baumbach’s family comedy.

Happy End – first look review

By David Jenkins

The new film by Michael Haneke is not happy and doesn’t have an ending. Other than that, it’s harrowing business as usual.

Le Redoutable – first look review

By David Jenkins

A light but ultimately unnecessary recreation of Jean-Luc Godard’s late ’60s from director Michel Hazanavicius.

120 Beats Per Minute – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Robin Campillo’s rousing dramatisation of ’90s AIDS activism in France is a sure-fire Palme d’Or contender.

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