Interviews with soldiers involved in 1967’s “Six Day War” reveal the damaging effects of armed conflict.
Talking household pets are the source of a murderous rampage in Marjane Satrapi’s wicked, comic-tinged slasher movie.
A group of young women come of age against the backdrop of civil war in Mounia Meddour’s vibrant, nuanced debut.
The curious world of rare book sellers is the subject of this documentary from director DW Young.
A summer camp for disabled teens becomes a movement for equality in this soul-nourishing Netflix documentary.
By Maria Nae
Four local filmmakers attempt to revive cinema-going in Sudan in this playful, inspiring documentary.
Robert Downey Jr takes on the famous literary physician with predictably disastrous results.
By Jake Cole
Taika Waititi takes aim at the Third Reich (and contemporary fascism) in this paper-thin satire.
Adrian Jackson and Andrea Luka Zimmerman’s experimental documentary gives a voice to East London’s artists.
This tender portrait of the exuberant INXS frontman avoids tabloid hysteria in its search for a fragile soul.
A transgender man’s pregnancy is the subject of Jeanie Finlay’s tender, essential documentary.
By Iana Murray
A Leningrad rock star takes centre stage in Kirill Serebrennikov’s Soviet-era tale of youth in revolt.
By Ella Kemp
The pains of prepubescence is the butt of this warm-hearted, foul-mouthed comedy from the makers of Superbad.
Kids hang loose as their parents attempt to build them a new civilisation in this easygoing political fable.
Ryan Reynolds voices everyone’s favourite electric yellow rodent in this fun, fast-paced murder mystery.
The stars align one final time in this emotional and fitting finale to the Avengers saga.
At the 63rd BFI London Film Festival, five films directed by women signalled a new chapter for Korean cinema.
The producer of Born a Rebel speaks about the challenge of documenting more than a century of female protest.
By Jesc Bunyard
Moana directors Ron Clements and John Musker reflect on how Robin Williams broke the mould in Aladdin.
Our countdown of the finest cinematic offerings from 2000 to 2009 continues. How many have you seen?
It’s difficult to think of a film that wouldn’t clear this low bar.
A Thousand Cuts deftly chronicles Maria Ressa’s ongoing struggle for a free press in her native Philippines.
Filmmaker Sam O’Mahony explains how he utilised the resources at hand to make I Don’t Find Any of This Very Peaceful.
By Thomas Hobbs
The British composer discusses how Stanley Kubrick’s use of classical music enhances his 1968 sci-fi epic.
Sam Feder’s latest documentary, on Hollywood’s harmful transgender stereotypes, is a great conversation starter – but we need to go further.
As lockdown in the UK eases, Sophie Monks Kaufman reflects on the value of cultural exchange on a personal and societal level.
By Brian Quinn
Beyond its anti-war rhetoric, the Czech director’s version of the Broadway musical is a story of same-sex love.
By Emma Fraser
When women have their movie careers ruined by vindictive, controlling men, what happens next?
Presenting a LWLies x Modern Films creative brief for those stuck indoors during the lockdown.
By Anton Bitel
Warner Bros took legal action over 1974’s Beyond the Door, but its differences from Friedkin’s film are more striking than its similarities.
Levan Akin’s And Then We Danced has put LGBT+ rights centre-stage in the conservative, Orthodox country.
In 1979, the first Australian film directed by a woman since the silent era signalled a new dawn for female authorship.
The upcoming edition of GFF features an entire day of features directed by women.
By Weiting Liu
Lou Ye’s The Shadow Play and a Midi Z retrospective are among the highlights of CineCina iFest.
This year’s LFF will offer online screenings, free screen talks and more, widening access across the UK.
By Jack King
David France’s vital documentary interrogates the ongoing queer genocide in the Russian republic.
By Max Copeman
The Netherlands’ premier celebration of cinema returns in January with a new-look programme.
Dee Rees, Josephine Decker, Miranda July, and much, much more...
By Beth Webb
Korean director Noh Young Sun reflects on her deeply personal debut feature, Yukiko.
This year’s edition of the Montreal-based festival showed the value of giving marginalised native filmmakers a platform.
By Katie Goh
The musician-turned-filmmaker explores the history of the genre in her insightful debut, Romantic Comedy.
By Ed Frankl
Melina León’s Song Without a Name and Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse were among our highlights of this year’s Quinzaine.
By Ian Mantgani
Charles Ferguson’s mammoth chronicle of President Nixon’s downfall manages to be at once too detailed and too superficial.
Park City’s prestigious indie extravaganza promises familiar faces and new discoveries aplenty in 2019.
A Tibetan road movie and Germany’s answer to Kids were among the highlights at this year’s POFF.
In I Used to be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story, director Jessica Leski meets three generations of women with a common obsession.
Stumped on what to book for this year’s festival? LWLies are on hand to help out.
By Matt Thrift
Some of the strongest emerging voices in world cinema took centre stage at the Polish festival’s 18th edition.
This year’s festival offered liberating explorations of identity in Adina Pintilie’s Touch Me Not and Sebastián Lelio’s Disobedience.
By Rowan Woods
One half of the cross-country buddy comedy Green Book muses on changing political attitudes in Hollywood.
The Witch puts in an early bid to be crowned 2016’s scariest film. Meets its director.
The director of Netflix’s prequel series reveals how Jim Henson inspired him to become a filmmaker.
The American Animals director discusses his unconventional approach to putting true stories on screen.
The radical director of Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? talks race and legacy in America.
The director of Mudbound on how she grappled with the legacy of slavery in the Deep South.
By Matt Thrift
The American director discusses his long-awaited return to feature filmmaking with Logan Lucky.
The Dunkirk director reveals the challenges of transforming documented reality into an experience fit for the multiplex.
The Moonlight director discusses the value of film school and finding a personal voice.
The great Guillermo del Toro talks about his magnificent Gothic ghost story.
The acclaimed British documentarian on Dreamcatcher and why we all need to start standing up to child abuse.