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 unique tripartite ranking system that captures the different aspects of the movie-going experience. We believe in Truth & Movies.
Anorexia as seen from all vantages within the nuclear family is the subject of this impressive drama.
Todd Haynes’ period romance starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara is a beaming masterpiece.
A Cold War spy thriller from Steven Spielberg that’s as sleek, robust and alluring as a vintage Rolls Royce.
Ukrainian artist Feder Alexandrovich serves as a key witness to the untold story of the Chernobyl disaster.
Director Alonso Ruizpalacios takes us on a tour of his native Mexico City in this first-time feature to savour.
Two German men confront the sins of their fathers in this exceptional documentary.
Troops in Afghanistan have trouble knowing the enemy in this impressive doc.
This euphoric night-before-Christmas revenge caper is one of the year’s most purely enjoyable films.
This bittersweet summer road trip planned and orchestrated by Michel Gondry is one of the director’s finest.
Rural train platforms were transformed forever by this high peak of screen romance from David Lean.
Karen Guthrie turns her camera on her family and uncovers a host of strange and beautiful secrets.
Guillermo del Toro’s luxuriant Gothic romance is the full cinematic package.
Eric Baudelaire travels to the disputed territory of Abkhazia in this haunting documentary.
By Anton Bitel
A vital reimagining of ʻThe Scottish Play’ with stellar turns from Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.
Don’t miss Jeanie Finlay’s portrait of an enigmatic Elvis impersonator.
By Jordan Cronk
Pedro Costa returns with his first feature since 2006. The result is nothing short of spectacular.
Don’t miss this chance to witness Buster Keaton work his extraordinary magic on the big screen.
Social justice underpins a gripping detective story in this highly impressive first work from South Korea’s July Jung.
Estonia’s first Oscar-nominated feature gleefully exposes the inherent absurdity of war.
Richard Brooks’ adaptation of Truman Capote's seminal work is well worth revisiting.
The inequalities of Brazilian are writ large in this delightful upstairs/downstairs drama.
This ultraviolent tale of smalltown puppy love stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg at their best.
Actor Steve Oram has decided to make a movie, and the results are spectacularly disturbing.
Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay are on top form in Andrew Haigh’s devastating relationship drama.
Don’t miss this chance to catch Michelangelo Antonioni’s modernist masterpiece.
The NWA story is told in the style of a luxe, classic-era studio biopic. And it's scintillating.
A subtle and nuanced range western set in the Middle East during the late Ottoman period.
By Matt Thrift
Alexsey German’s 15-years-in-the-making political allegory is a visceral, sensory, jaw-dropping masterpiece.
Bel Powley shines in Marielle Heller’s refreshingly non-judgmental chronicle of teenage sexuality in ’70s San Francisco.
By Matt Thrift
Albert Maysles’ penultimate film suggests that rabid consumerism can be refined and charming.
The winner of a recent poll to discover the greatest ever documentary is re-released.
Pixar are firing on all pistons with this wonderful, colour-coded exploration of a child’s inner psyche.
Mia Hansen-Løve’s extraordinary fourth feature is about the impossibility of beat-matching life and fashion.
Two chapters in the tumultuous life of volatile Beach Boys front-man, Brian Wilson.
By Anton Bitel
The high priest of gloom, Bruno Dumont, returns with a comedy which is part Jacques Tati, part Twin Peaks.
Orson Welles is some kind of a man in this grisly, ultra-melancholic border-town noir from 1958.
Do Ghibli and Pixar have a new rival in Irish director Tomm Moore? This stunning film would suggest they do.
Channing Tatum leads a troupe of sensitive male strippers in this explosively sexy road trip movie.
Michael Fassbender shows his true grit in this gratifying and extremely violent saunter through Old America.
Adèle Haenel’s ingenue allure elevates Thomas Cailley's sweet-natured survivalist romance.
Sir Ian McKellen is riveting in this moving and humane look at Sherlock Holmes in his twilight years.
Joshua Oppenheimer’s bloodcurdling and brilliant follow-up to his doc smash, The Act of Killing.
This rousing documentary provides a personal, feminist entry point to Nigeria’s pro-Democracy movement.
A sex-worker turned feminist-force-of-nature is Kim Longinotto’s guide to Chicago in her characteristically great documentary.