Festivals

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.

The Square – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

This barbed satire of art world pomposity questions the core beliefs of civilised society.

Lover For a Day – first look review

By David Jenkins

Another quietly astounding monochrome miniature on love and other demons from the great French director Philippe Garrel.

Visages Villages – first look review

By David Jenkins

Agnès Varda douses the French landscape with art with the help of her new friend JR in this wonderfully eccentric road movie.

Let the Sunshine In – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The art of flirting and flirting as art are the subjects of this extraordinary romcom from Claire Denis.

Barbara – first look review

By David Jenkins

A sultry and sensational performance from Jeanne Balibar fuels Mathieu Amalric’s experimental music biopic.

Okja – first look review

By David Jenkins

Meat is murder in Bong Joon-ho’s rollicking fantasy satire about a girl and her pet pig taking on global capitalism.

Jupiter’s Moon – first look review

By David Jenkins

Christ returns to Earth in the form of a Syrian refugee in Kornél Mundruczó’s overblown B-movie.

Wonderstruck – first look review

By David Jenkins

Todd Haynes returns with a kid-friendly follow-up to Carol whose parts are more interesting than the sum total.

Loveless – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

A warring couple reunite to find their missing son in this blunt drama from Leviathan director Andrei Zvyagintsev.

Ismael’s Ghosts – first look review

By David Jenkins

A bizarre choice of opening film for the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, but also an invigorating and impulsive one too.

How the films of Jem Cohen reveal the true meaning of independent cinema

By Patrick Gamble

A recent retrospective at the IndieLisboa Film Festival highlighted the need for socially-conscious filmmaking.

What are you looking for?

Little White Lies Logo

About Little White Lies

Little White Lies was established in 2005 as a bi-monthly print magazine committed to championing great movies and the talented people who make them. Combining cutting-edge design, illustration and journalism, LWLies has been described as being “at the vanguard of the independent publishing movement.” Our reviews feature a unique tripartite ranking system that captures the different aspects of the movie-going experience. We believe in Truth & Movies.

Editorial

Design