Festivals

Django – first look review

By Adam Lee Davies

A nimble-fingered movie biopic of the ace guitar picker who entertained the Nazis opens the 2017 Berlinale.

The Dinner – first look review

By Adam Lee Davies

Cinema dictates that movie dinner dates are supposed to go bad. This Berlinale competition entry carries on that tradition.

Wild Mouse – first look review

By David Jenkins

Josef Hader’s mid-life meltdown comedy has just enough madcap laughs for it to pass muster.

Pedro Almodóvar to head up the Jury at the 70th Cannes Film Festival

By Little White Lies

The iconic Spanish filmmaker will serve as President of the main competition jury for the first time.

The Force – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

This timely, well-intentioned doc offers a revealing look at the inner workings of the Oakland PD.

A Ghost Story – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara reunite for David Lowery’s slow-burn meditation on loss and grief.

Manifesto – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Cate Blanchett goes hell for leather in this unapologetically arty film about art.

Killing Ground – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

There’s shades of Straw Dogs and Deliverance in this effective Aussie backwoods horror.

The Discovery – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Jason Segel and Rooney Mara are an unlikely central pairing in this low-key sci-fi about the discovery of an afterlife.

Glasgow Film Festival 2017 opening and closing films announced

By Little White Lies

David Tennant is set to close out the 2017 festival in a biopic of the philosopher RD Laing.

Five things to see at the London Short Film Festival 2017

By Tom Williams

The LSFF returns with an impressive and occasionally surprising line-up...

Is this the world’s most lavish film festival?

By Simran Hans

At the Marrakech International Film Festival, champagne flows freely and stars fill the sky.

Why the question of identity is still a common concern among African filmmakers

By Tasso Dattenberg-Doyle

This year’s Film Africa event showed that African people are still not free to define their own identity abroad.

The lives of Korean women as seen through the eyes of female directors

By Matt Turner

This year’s LKFF offered a refreshing counterpoint to the masculine narratives that continue to dominate Korean cinema.

Crazy “lost” film unearthed at the 2016 American Film Festival

By Matt Thrift

This year’s AFF ended with an eye-popping cinematic spectacle – a film unseen for 50 years.

A new film exposes the mistreatment of Uganda’s LGBT community

By Matthew Anderson

The Pearl of Africa highlights the everyday struggle of transgender people – and offers a beacon of hope.

Things to look forward to at the American Film Festival 2016

By Matt Thrift

Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson and a Wim Wenders retrospective are among the highlights of this year’s AFF.

The Lost City of Z – first look review

By Matthew Eng

James Gray returns with a deceptively traditional and wondrously transportive cinematic odyssey.

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