Two professional actors go ‘undercover’ in this eye-opening exposé of Mexico City’s police force.
An eight-year-old girl encounters a young version of her mother in Céline Sciamma’s transportive fable.
Jérémie Renier finds himself all at sea in Xavier Beauvois’ slow-burn drama about a grief-stricken policeman.
Three women learn to reconcile the past in this moving drama from Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige.
Tom Holland’s junkie GI goes to hell and back in the Russo brothers’ failed attempt at serious filmmaking.
Artist Michael Taylor reveals how he created the “priceless” artwork at the centre of Wes Anderson’s film.
This authorised look at the life of the Brazilian icon reveals more about the man than the footballer.
This year’s two-part edition will also play host to Daniel Brühl’s directorial debut.
The star of The World to Come gives a career-best performance in this hardscrabble tale of female longing.
Lost scenes from the director’s ill-fated second feature are being reconstructed with animation.
The Feref Collection includes rare alternative designs for Star Wars, Aliens and more.
George Clooney directs and stars in this drably conventional sci-fi drama about the power of human connection.
The story of one of England’s (and Ireland’s) most beloved footballing sons becomes a sombre portrait of dementia.
Life advice for all the translucent douchebag exes out there, courtesy of our resident cartoonist.
In Greece, the Thessaloniki Film Festival is working to safeguard the future of domestic film production.
The renowned character actor reveals how Josephine Decker nudged him out of his comfort zone.
Wally Koval shares the story of how a love for travel and all things Anderson grew into a global community.
Emily Harris’ visually striking take on the classic Gothic novel fails to live up to its initial promise.
The documentary maker attempts to cheat death with her life-affirming latest, Dick Johnson Is Dead.
The Festival Director speak about putting together the most accessible, expansive LFF programme yet.
What if Tom Hanks’ volleyball companion had managed to escape the desert island and return home?
The story of how Rock Against Racism combatted fascism in ’70s Britain has some disturbing contemporary parallels.
On Saturday 12 September, join in celebrating independent cinemas everywhere.
A stoppable force meets an infinitely movable object in Christopher Nolan’s continuum-shattering sci-fi thriller.
Surviving the perils of solo creativity is tough. In the latest instalment of our series supporting artists through lockdown, Malin Lindholm reveals how she’s continued to feed her wanderlust and her reactive process during the pandemic.
Lucy Brydon’s debut feature explores the impact of an eating disorder on a family.
La Biennale’s 77th edition will go ahead as planned, with one of the festival’s most eclectic line-ups in years.
Surviving the perils of solo creativity is tough. In the latest instalment of our series supporting artists through lockdown, Jo Thompson explains why she’s ditching synthetics for natural products.
Director Ron Mann takes us on an intimate tour of a legendary Greenwich Village music shop.
This year’s Thessaloniki Documentary Festival will explore the origins and evolution of an internet phenomenon.
Adam Woodward reflects on the timeless appeal of George Armitage’s alt-rom-com from 1997.
One man’s soccer obsession becomes a humble plea for a better world in Corneliu Porumboiu’s riveting documentary.
Justin Kurzel’s bold reimagining of the life and crimes of Ned Kelly is a gross misfire.
The Lourdes and Amour Fou filmmaker on her unsettling English-language debut, Little Joe.
Chris Foulds, who worked on 32 lighthouses between 1971-1989, gives his thoughts on Robert Eggers’ maritime odyssey.
The screen legend on going full seadog in Robert Eggers’ paranoid fantasia, The Lighthouse.
This is not a review of Bad Boys for Life. This is a requiem for Bad Boys.
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s surrealist masterpiece is returning to cinemas next month.
The writer, director and star of Motherless Brooklyn talks New York, noir and making musical acquaintances.
Edward Norton directs and stars in this patchwork New York noir about a Tourette-suffering private eye.
This misjudged yuletide rom-com does a gross disservice to George Michael’s musical legacy.
Roland Emmerich’s expensively mounted re-enactment of the Battle of Midway benefits from a balanced perspective.
A de-aged Robert De Niro takes centre stage in Martin Scorsese’s muscular, melancholy mob drama.
Ken Loach doubles down on his kitchen-sink shtick in this heavy-handed indictment of Britain’s gig economy.
My Boy is the latest micro-budget drama from British writer/director Charlotte Regan.
Chris Morris exposes the “dark farce” at the heart of US homeland security in this blunt political satire.
Berry Gordy leads a roster of iconic artists in paying tribute to one of the most successful record companies of the 20th century.
The re-release of Stanley Kubrick’s final masterpiece will be accompanied by a new documentary short.
The British-Nigerian filmmaker on his intimate portrait of black masculinity, The Last Tree.
Anthony Maras depicts a real-life tragedy in this grim action-thriller.
Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman star in this disastrously dull adaptation of Donna Tartt’s best-seller.
Director Mark Jenkin chronicles a dying way of life in this boldly experimental seaside drama.
The director of Netflix’s prequel series reveals how Jim Henson inspired him to become a filmmaker.
Pedro Almodóvar reunites with some familiar faces for this masterful trip down memory lane.
The director and star of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood tell the story of one of the film’s key scenes.
Read an explosive statement from the Four Lions writer/director on his latest political comedy.
The director’s upcoming crime drama is set for its international premiere on 13 October.
The legendary director’s long-gestating mob epic will finally be unveiled 27 September.
The New Zealand filmmaker plays Adolf Hitler in this World War Two-set coming-of-age comedy.
England’s Test cricket side of 2009-2013 comes under the microscope in this candid documentary.
Jon Favreau’s update of Disney’s animated epic shows the studio’s remake philosophy is not so problem free.
This major exhibition spans the artist-filmmaker’s five-decade career.
Akron’s finest chats riffing on George A Romero and fearing for our future in The Dead Don’t Die.
Julien Temple explores the enduring appeal of this clubbing mecca to surprisingly unstimulating effect.
After the events of Endgame, the world needs a new hero. And Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio is ready to answer the call.
The filmmaker and artist has created the piece to mark his first major UK exhibition, which opens at HOME Manchester this month.
She joins fellow super spies Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska in this reboot from writer/director Elizabeth Banks.
The filmmaker and illustrator will present 537 artworks and objects at the Fondazione Prada.
One of the most radical female artists of the 20th century finally gets her dues in this lively docu-profile.
The toy terror is back with a vengeance in this entertainingly gruesome slasher reboot.
The galaxy defenders suit up again in this softish reboot of the popular sci-fi action franchise.
Senna director Asif Kapadia delves into the controversial life and career of Argentina’s soccer messiah.
James Gray’s upcoming sci-fi centres on an extraterrestrial mystery that threatens the survival of our planet.
Nicolas Roeg’s seminal 1973 thriller is returning to cinemas on 5 July.
The Hollywood filmmaker talks Welcome to Marwen, performance capture and predicting the rise of Trump.
A painter falls in love with her subject in Céline Sciamma’s masterfully composed period piece.
The team behind Amy and Senna tackle the highs and lows of a controversial footballing icon.
A conscientious objector finds salvation in Terrence Malick’s sublime World War Two-era romance.
Corneliu Porumboiu’s melodious crime comedy takes the Romanian New Wave to exotic new climes.
A new species of plant poses a threat to humanity in Jessica Hausner’s quietly chilling sci-fi.
Pedro Almodóvar bares all in this affecting portrait of a filmmaker reconciling his past triumphs and tragedies.
Ken Loach and Paul Laverty return to Cannes with another bitter requiem for the working class.
The BFI’s vast archive of early cinema is available to watch online for free.
Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, will receive its world premiere at the festival.
The American director’s Robert Pattinson-starring horror is heading to Cannes.
This year’s Official Selection features new works from Jim Jarmusch, Bong Joon-ho and Jessica Hausner.
The seminal 1968 film has been resurrected with a comedic twist.
Jim Jarmusch’s star-studded zombie comedy will receive its world premiere on 14 May.
Infectious energy and a strong DIY ethos powers Jonah Hill’s directorial debut.
Beat it, Batman. Step aside, Supes. The DC Extended Universe has got itself a new golden boy.
Hugh Jackman’s intrepid explorer makes a startling discovery in Laika’s latest stop-motion treasure.
This drab Depression-era procedural takes a sideways look at the Bonnie and Clyde saga.
The American writer/director discusses his nightmarish new horror.
An innocent celebration of skateboarding evolves into a profound study of the transition from youth to adulthood.
Disney confirms rehiring following Gunn’s public dismissal in July 2018.
Fiery central performances from Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem fuel this slowburn mystery from Asghar Farhadi.
Something wicked this way comes... in Ari Aster’s follow-up to Hereditary.
Could these be the directors vying for this year’s Palme d’Or?
LWLies intercepts a telecommunication between Matthew McConaughey and his agent.
The acclaimed director becomes the first Mexican artist to receive the honour.
Highlights from across this year’s Berlinale, including a hallucinatory war thriller and a metaphysical farce.
André Holland plays a sports agent who takes on the NBA in this quietly radical drama from Steven Soderbergh.
The Boy Erased director chats filmmaking, family and his upcoming role in David Michôd’s The King.
Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali embark on a tour of the Jim Crow south in Peter Farrelly’s crowd-pleasing buddy comedy.
Chiwetel Ejiofor steps behind the camera for this Netflix-backed true story of human survival.
He’s playing the notorious US serial killer in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
Don’t miss the opportunity to relive this nightmarish J-Horror courtesy of a new restoration.
The actor has dropped a major hint that his Big Lebowski character is making a comeback.
‘Screener Season’ is the first single off Speelburg’s sophomore album.
The Happy Days and Arrested Development actor will star alongside Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton.
Vincent Lambe’s Detainment offers a perspective rarely shown in relation to this infamous true crime.
This year’s GFF kicks off with the actor’s directorial debut, while Brian Welsh’s Beats closes proceedings.
Robert Zemeckis and Steve Carell bring heart and humour to the story of Mark Hogancamp, but offer little insight.
The grisly case of the Borden Murders is exhumed in this well-acted but heavy-handed drama.
The Mexican writer/director describes coming home to make Roma, his most profoundly personal film to date.
Andy Serkis and an all-star cast fail to breathe new life into Rudyard Kipling’s cherished adventure.
A miscast Taron Egerton fronts this dour retelling of the age-old English folktale.
British writer/director Charlotte Regan’s latest work screens on Channel 4 as part of Random Acts.
Watch a surreal promotional short for the director and Angelo Badalamenti’s debut jazz LP ‘Thought Gang’.
Peter Jackson marks the centennial of the end of WWI with a fascinating, fatally flawed exercise in historic preservation.
Joel and Ethan Coen’s six-part anthology western might just be the crowning achievement of their illustrious career.
Veteran filmmaker Mike Leigh delivers a history lesson about the oft-forgotten 1819 Peterloo Massacre in Manchester.
See a young Wes, Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray in Eric Chase Anderson’s ‘Making of Rushmore’.
The Mexican filmmaker is set to write and direct a stop-motion musical based on the classic children’s fable.
In 1992, Taylor Steele made waves with Momentum, a short film about young surfers in Hawaii. Two decades on, a new doc tells the whole story.
A diminutive dog groomer comes a cropper in this dour crime fable from Italian director Matteo Garrone.
The actor-turned-director has teamed up with Spotify to release an ‘Official Motion Picture Playlist’
Michael Moore takes aim at both sides of the political establishment in this scattershot survey of Trump’s America.
Brad Pitt is set to reprise his role in the long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s apocalyptic zombie horror.
Damien Chazelle’s dramatisation of the Apollo 11 mission only scratches the surface of its human subject.
Tom Hardy sneers and sweats his way through this sanitised origin story of Marvel’s Spidey-bothering baddie.
Bradley Cooper scores his first major hit as a director with this tender romance about the price of fame and addiction.
The director’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning Moonlight is based on James Baldwin’s classic novel.
A dance troupe descends into a drug-addled nightmare in Gaspar Noé’s high-larks latest.
The duo’s fabled experimental album is set for release later this year.
Dakota Johnson dances to an unfamiliar beat in Luca Guadagnino’s surprisingly naff horror remake.
Mike Leigh recruits a top-notch ensemble for this faithful reenactment of the Peterloo Massacre.
The Coen brothers are up to their old tricks in this colourful, darkly comic anthology western.
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga hit all the right notes in this update of the classic Hollywood musical.
Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz vie for Olivia Colman’s affections in this erotic 18th century romp from Yorgos Lanthimos.
Damien Chazelle’s technically accomplished Moon landing drama, starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy, fails to achieve lift off.
A black cop infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan in Spike Lee’s fiery, fiercely funny takedown of institutional racism.
Denzel Washington emphatically reaffirms his action star credentials in this slick sequel.
Gemma Arterton excels in this quietly devastating character study about a desperate housewife.
Their feature-length western will screen in competition alongside new works from Luca Guadagnino, Jennifer Kent and Alfonso Cuarón.
Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie combine for one of the most purely entertaining action movies of the new century.
The writer/director will be hoping to use the festival as a launchpad for next year’s Oscars.
Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz star in the writer/director’s farce-ridden latest.
Original alternate one-sheets for Psycho, Dial M for Murder and The Birds.
Benicio Del Toro is at his formidable best in this deeply cynical and scattershot cartel saga sequel.
Watch Greta Gerwig direct a young love scene between Saoirse Ronan and Lucas Hedges.
Michael Cimino’s searing Vietnam opus returns to cinemas this summer courtesy of Park Circus.
There’s thrills, spills and pink pachyderms in this early look at Disney’s latest live-action adventure.
Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson and Jeff Bridges star in the latest from writer/director Drew Goddard.
Chaos reigns in more ways than one in this muddled dinosaur pile-up from director JA Bayona and writer Colin Trevorrow.
Viola Davis and Michelle Rodriguez head up an all-star cast in the director’s female-driven heist thriller.
This evocative documentary celebrates the life and career of one of football’s true greats.
Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal and John C Reilly star in the French director’s Oregon oater.
Carey Mulligan plays a lovelorn 1960s housewife in the actor’s impressive directorial debut.
The Danish writer/director promises to take us on a tour of LA’s dark criminal underbelly.
Matteo Garrone returns to the crime-stained streets of southern Italy for his latest social realist parable.
This safe and fan service-heavy Han Solo origin story is the worst Star Wars movie since the prequel trilogy.
Spike Lee’s latest interrogation of racism in America is his most entertaining and thought-provoking film in years.
It’s party time in Gaspar Noé’s latest about a dance ensemble’s dizzying descent into hell.
Eva Husson’s timely ode to female resistance and survival sees an all-female Kurdish battalion take on ISIS.
China’s foremost auteur Jia Zhangke returns with a stirring and constantly surprising social critique.
Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl play freedom-loving terrorists in this underwhelming political thriller.
Asghar Farhadi returns to Cannes with a slowburn domestic drama about secrets, lies and unsettled scores.
A new book presents some 300 images from the filmmaker’s archives.
Legal action could prevent Terry Gilliam’s passion project from premiering at the festival next month.
Terry Gilliam’s epic passion project is set to receive its world premiere on 19 May.
The actor, writer and comedian revisits the Swedish cult oddity ahead of a rare festival screening.
The legendary composer discusses his work on Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and more.
Now’s your chance to own a piece of film history – along with Jack Nicholson’s corduroy jacket.
Conductors and longtime friends Hugh Brunt and Robert Ames reveal how they helped bring Jonny Greenwood’s mesmerising score to life.
Alex Garland delivers a visually stunning, coolly affecting allegory for life, loss and human fallibility.
The Lady Bird and Call Me by Your Name star is in talks to appear in Netflix drama The King.
The American master talks Phantom Thread and preparing for a post-Daniel Day-Lewis future.
Michael Jai White has teased a sequel to Scott Sanders’ blaxploitation-spoofing action comedy from 2009.
The British writer/director extols the many virtues of the star of his new film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
We journey to Fårö, a remote island in the Baltic Sea, in search of Sweden’s enigmatic master.
Musician Daniel Lopatin on soundtracking the Safdie brothers’ stunning latest.
Robert Pattinson gets down and dirty in New York City in the Safdies’ authentically gritty crime thriller.
The Call Me by Your Name stars speak candidly about their cherished time on set together.
Luca Guadagnino’s scintillating follow-up to A Bigger Splash is a touchy-feely screen romance for our time and for all time.
The director of Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99 on his distinct approach to genre filmmaking.
Matthew Vaughn’s disastrous spy spoofing sequel is the film Brexit Britain (probably) deserves.
The greatest canine/sports movie franchise in history, consumed in a single sitting.
Pioneering queer artist Touko Laaksonen is the subject of this handsome, if slightly too cosy, biopic.
Rooney Mara feels a spectral presence in this elegant slow-burner from director David Lowery.
Luc Besson’s expensive bubble gum space romp is 2017’s most spectacular misfire.
Christopher Nolan’s breathtaking historical opus attempts to give the viewer a taste of what war actually feels like.
Tom Holland gets top marks as Marvel’s teenage web-slinger goes back to school.
David Cronenberg’s erotically-charged social satire is a cautionary tale for the internet age.
Michael Bay once again puts the ‘bro’ in Hasbro with this staggeringly incoherent Arthurian epic.
Marijuana users represent an increasingly large chunk of the marketing pie.
The ensemble cast talk exclusively about their challenging roles in the upcoming war drama.
The fifth instalment in Disney’s swashbuckling franchise is scuppered by a certain Mr Depp.
This ultra-quirky Anne Hathaway monster movie is a total disaster – and not in the way it intends.
Guy Ritchie’s blokes-n-blades epic is big on style but light on substance.
Ridley Scott delivers a baroque monster movie that’s better than Prometheus.
Julian Barratt gives the finest comedy performance of his career in this hilarious caper.
A charming romance anchors this handsome boxing drama from director Juho Kuosmanen.
Dwayne Johnson ups the ante as the automotive action franchise successfully navigates a tricky existential crossroads.
The star of A Quiet Passion reveals how she conveyed her character’s mental and physical pain.
The Free Fire writer/director opens up about his colourful past, and why he’s desperate to make a rom-com.
Five Came Back reveals how a handful of famous directors went to war and came back changed.
Tom Hiddleston on Apocalypse Now, ‘Heart of Darkness’, and great blockbusters.
The John Wick: Chapter 2 director and onetime stunt double reveals some of the secrets of his craft.
The Moonlight director discusses the value of film school and finding a personal voice.
The Hollywood veteran is coming out of retirement for a new version of Maren Ade’s sublime comedy.
Wolverine is back for one last ride... and he’s bought a friend along with him.
The incredible true story of a hero with a secret identity who battled a gang of masked villains.
The director has dropped some bonkers early sketches by 2000 AD artist Mick McMahon.
A must-have treat for fans of David Lynch’s cult film.
The director’s Austin-set new film stars Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender.
The actor reveals details of his upcoming BBC drama – your new TV obsession.
Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence find love in a hopeless place in this catastrophic space romp.
The actor and writer discusses ‘genre slipstreaming’ and her anxieties about our digital age.
Gareth Edwards opts for the slow burn over the whiz-bang in this Star Wars spin-off. The results are spectacular.
Jonathan Pryce and Agyness Deyn star in this upcoming portrait of an oppressed society.
This stylish, urgent Chicago-set satire is a major return to form for its director, Spike Lee.
Co-star Zach Galligan reveals the inside story of ‘lost masterpiece’ Nothing Lasts Forever.
The one-time prizefighting director discusses his return to the movie ring after an extended hiatus.
Denis Villeneuve’s latest is the most low-key alien invasion drama you’ll ever see.
We want to hear your thoughts on Leonardo DiCaprio’s globetrotting climate change doc.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds chart familiar territory in this drab-looking space thriller.
The cult director talks remakes, his love of early synthesisers and why nostalgia works in mysterious ways.
George Miller’s berserko road movie is available in all its monochrome majesty.
Take a first look at Gore Verbinski’s upcoming psychological thriller.
Tom Cruise reprises his role as Lee Child’s enigmatic hero in a sequel that fails to hit the ground running.
China’s foremost proponent of large-scale pyrotechnics is the star of this engaging documentary from Kevin Macdonald.
The director of the Los Cabos International Film Festival discusses the importance of supporting filmmakers across the border.
The War on Everyone writer/director opens up about his conflicted relationship with his craft.
Mel Gibson is back to his bruising best in this hugely entertaining throwback crime-thriller.
Peak Oasis proves an irresistible force in this explicit and invigorating documentary snapshot.
Matthew McConaughey suffers from white saviour complex in this deeply problematic Civil War drama.
Tim Burton’s latest is an enchanting YA fairy tale that sadly outstays its welcome.
Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña cross the thin blue line in this sweary buddy cop romp.
The likes of Sidney Poitier and Denzel Washington are being celebrated via a nationwide programme of events.
Daniel Radcliffe goes deep undercover in this thrilling neo-Nazi themed procedural.
The Magnificent Seven director offers a unique first-hand take on the acting heavyweight’s enduring appeal.
Directors Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick tell the story of how their freshman film project became a cultural phenomenon.
Renée Zellweger is back to her breezy, lovable best in this triumphant second sequel.
The titan of big screen comedy is at his understated, singular best in Hal Ashby’s tale of a simple-minded gardener.
The Hell or High Water director on the themes and influences that make up his finely crafted anti-western.
It's the animated, existentially-inclined talking junk food comedy the world has been waiting for.
The War Dogs director talks truth, Trump and why laughter will always be the best medicine.
Milan Records are set to release the classic ‘Akira Symphonic Suite’ score.
The director has come out of retirement for a Channing Tatum starring NASCAR comedy.
The recording features music by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E.
Ricky Gervais revives his most famous – and cringeworthy – comic creation in this lamentable spin-off.
Disney’s dazzling ode to childhood innocence and the power of imagination will make your heart soar.
DC’s freak show rodeo is an undercooked, cartoonish romp that reveals a great deal about modern moviemaking.
Typography titan Dan Perri discusses some of his most iconic designs – from Raging Bull to Star Wars.
Steven Spielberg’s alien invasion epic offers a boldly personal take on a contemporary global crisis.
Aki Kaurismäki is still king, but emerging voices at both ends of the scale are ensuring a bright future for this small Scandinavian nation.
Sweden’s mono-monikered footballing messiah gets his very own documentary profile. And it’s absolutely top-drawer.
Roland Emmerich’s shamelessly sentimental franchise reboot is big, dumb and a total blast.
This animated adventure from the makers of Minions fails to live up to its initial promise.
Arab Strap’s Aidan Moffat tours Scotland in the name of cultural preservation. The results are unexpectedly profound.
Embrace of the Serpent director Ciro Guerra on the logistical and spiritual challenge of shooting in a rainforest.
Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are irresistible in this salty shaggy dog yarn from Shane Black.
Emmanuelle Bercot and Vincent Cassel tear each other apart in this so-so relationship drama.
Relive England’s sole World Cup triumph 50 years on via this timely tribute to a true footballing icon.
Elle Fanning bares her soul in Nicolas Winding Refn’s beautiful dark twisted fantasy.
With The Neon Demon the Danish writer/director has made his most provocative film yet. We travelled to Copenhagen to meet him.
The third instalment in the rebooted comic book franchise is a colossal failure on every conceivable level.
LWLies steps up to the plate with the writer/director of the sensational Everybody Wants Some!!
Four first stringers from Richard Linklater’s brilliant new comedy chat squad goals and hanging out on the director’s Austin ranch.
The director reveals how practical effects and a dash of magic helped bring Disney’s The Jungle Book to life.
Jon Favreau brings Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale crashing into the 21st century. The result is astonishing.
The American writer/director of Midnight Special on honing his craft and retaining creative control.
Writer/director Jeff Nichols reaches for the stars with this simply awesome sci-fi parable.
The writer/director of Take Shelter and Midnight Special offers his take on an essential filmmaking skill.
A stunning smalltown drama about grieving and forgiveness from first-time Swedish writer/director Magnus von Horn.
The Witch puts in an early bid to be crowned 2016’s scariest film. Meets its director.
A stunning performance from Cynthia Nixon anchors Terence Davies’ unromantic portrait of reclusive American poet Emily Dickinson.
Isabelle Huppert stars as a woman calmly losing control in Mia Hansen-Løve’s life-affirming fifth feature.
Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña put the “blue” and “line” in thin blue line in this salty buddy cop comedy.
Director Jeff Nichols and star Michael Shannon team up to deliver a modern science fiction classic. Believe.
Marvel’s lewd crude crime-fighting dude, as played by Ryan Reynolds, is as unfunny as he is uninteresting.
The Trumbo star cuts loose about why the case of the Hollywood Ten should be viewed as a cautionary tale.
A legend of British cinema teams with Italy’s master of screen sensuality to tell a sparkling tale of nostalgia and sorrow.
The Revenant director offers a personal and profound response to one of life’s biggest questions.
The Room director reveals the logistical tricks that made filming in a claustrophobic setting possible.
The star of A War and the new season of Game of Thrones offers his thoughts on a curious human compulsion.
Zac Efron plays a stock car racing hotshot in this flaccid family drama from Rahmin Bahrani.
Quentin Tarantino’s bloody, bloated ensemble western is overshadowed by his own inflated ego.
Ever dreamed of one day scaling Mount Everest? This powerful doc about a Nepalese community will make you reconsider.
Leonardo DiCaprio feels the wrath of man in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s awesomely violent revenge western.
Adam Scott and Toni Collette have a Christmas to forget in this enjoyable creature feature.
This prehistoric psychedelic western is Pixar’s strangest and most spectacular work to date.
The Buenos Aires-born, Paris-based provocateur sounds off on all things Love.
The Carol star tells us how she has managed to pack so much into her short career.
Bond 24 is an enormous, multi-tentacled beast. Sometimes for better, sometimes for worse.
Marlon Brando unpacks his own mythology in this fascinating but flawed autobiography.
Like Lance Armstrong himself, there’s something disingenuous about this by-the-numbers biopic.
Emma Watson falls foul of a satanic cult in this pulpy potboiler from Alejandro Amenábar.
The cinematic toast of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival is a whimsical comedy-drama about death and movies.
The kids are kind of alright in this intriguing real life tale of cinematically-inclined trap-ins.
A thoughtful dissection of corruption and teen foibles among the black community in South London.
An off-the-chain Tom Cruise is the key and only asset in this fifth ride-along with the IMF crew.
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in a small indie horror film and the result ain’t pretty.
A classic underdog saga comes full circle in this low impact boxing drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
The Inside Out director and producer pair test their knowledge of the cherished animation house.
Alice Rohrwacher confirms herself as one of Italian cinema's brightest talents in this pollen-dusted family drama.
LWLies reports from the beguiling Bay Area basecamp of one of the world titans of feature animation.
Seth MacFarlane’s swear bear is back and more outrageous than ever in the year’s weakest comedy.
Arnold Schwarzenegger may be back, but this trilogy opener suggests the franchise is hardwired to self-destruct.
Michael Fassbender shows his true grit in this gratifying and extremely violent saunter through Old America.
A bawdy social comedy which says that it’s not the size that matters, but what you do with it that counts.
British veteran John Boorman returns with a jolly follow-up to his beloved Hope and Glory.
Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig again prove they’re a match made in comedy heaven with this superior spoof.
The Lost River director reflects on his childhood and ponders the myth of the American Dream.
Andrew “Computer Chess” Bujalski skews a little more mainstream with this fitness industry comedy.
Crash bang wallop! Dwayne Johnson sizes up Mother Nature in this sub-Emmerichian actioner.
Tim Roth stars as Sepp Blatter (no, really) in this prestige biopic on the football governing body we love to hate.
As Disneyland turns 60, we turn back the clock to gauge the cultural impact of the most enchanted corner of the Magic Kingdom.
Blue Ruin director Jeremy Saulnier delivers another consummately crafted backwoods thriller.
Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Bercot find a (not so) groovy kind of love in Maïwenn’s drab relationship drama.
The outer chassis may look battered and bruised, but there’s well-oiled action perfection under the bonnet.
A powerhouse turn from Matthew McConaughey isn’t enough to save Gus Van Sant’s sappy suicide drama.
Ryan Gosling’s first stint behind the camera produces bold and sometimes baffling results.
Unprecedented access to the Cobain archives fuels this cover-all collage documentary.
Generational drift and the scourge of hipsterism are examined in Noah Baumbach’s bittersweet comedy of manners.
A roistering – if functional – tour through the life and work of the New Hollywood godhead.
This Orwellian fable which climaxes in the creation of an all-dog army never transcends its central gimmick.
This delectable tale of a stop-motion sheep in the city reminds us why Aardman Animation are a national treasure.
Not even Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis are enough to save the Wachowskis’ gnarly, garish space opera.
Matthew Vaughn grabs the traditional spy movie by its tailored shirt and gives it a good slap.
Oscar Isaac delivers the goods as the pacifist hero in this strange and slightly unsatisfying period crime drama.
The writer/director and star of Foxcatcher chat comedy inspiration and facial prosthetics.
Muscular machismo and misplaced American pride combine in this intense drama with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum.
A sing-a-long review of this delightful screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical.
Michael Keaton soars in director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s triumphant return to form.
Jean Simmons outshines Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando in this witty, all-singing all-dancing MGM classic.
This suspenseful drama authentically reconstructs a disastrous rescue mission during the Afghan conflict.
This one-for-the-ages family movie based on the books by Michael Bond is a full-blown Christmas triumph.
The late James Gandolfini shows Tom Hardy how it’s done in this gritty gutter thriller.
This affectionate and unconventional portrait of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas signals a great start for debut director Andy Goddard.
A bug-eyed Jake Gyllenhaal goes full Rupert Pupkin in this eminently creepy satire on the hysteria of rolling TV news.
Brad Pitt surveys the horrors of war a busted-up tank in David Ayer’s soulful if unoriginal tale of conflict and brotherhood.
Paul Feig’s all-female reboot is not quite the victory for gender equality it may appear.
Jack O’Connell continues to impress in Yann Demange’s compelling take on The Troubles.
‘Oo-er Cantona, say oo-er Cantona...’ Yann Gonzalez’s frisky French romp is a feast for the senses.
The star of David Cronenberg’s movie industry satire reveals how she’s defied the odds during her glittering career.
Personal feelings for Nick Cave will determine enjoyment of this self-indulgent rock doc.
Zach Braff stays on comfortable turf in this dramedy about a man facing the inevitability of death.
The sad untimely death of precocious internet maven Aaron Schwartz is the focus of this chilling doc.
Chris Pratt and co deliver big in Marvel’s smartest and most surprising film to date.
Seth MacFarlane has opted to make a comedy western as his follow-up to Ted. It’s an epic fail on every conceivable level.
Michael Fassbender stars as the artist formally known as Frank Sidebottom in this spiky music industry satire.
LWLies travels around the globe to meet the Boyhood director in his own backyard.
This bruising and brutal jailhouse carve-up rides on the back of an astonishing central turn by Jack O’Connell.
More mile-high misadventures as Liam Neeson rolls out his machismo B-movie thing on a packed passenger jet.
George Clooney socks it to the Nazis in this rambling adventure yarn with an all-star cast.
Cold exteriors and warm interiors combine in the Coen brothers’ rhapsodic portrait of a ’60s folk singer.
The simple, tragicomic trails of fatherhood are captured with perfection in the latest from Japan’s Hirokazu Koreeda.
A barnstorming performance from Brie Larson elevates this bittersweet foster care drama.
This yearning Northern fable examines childhood, poverty and the down-and-dirty face of modern capitalism.
The spirit of Terrence Malick is evoked in this tender western starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.
Matt Damon suits up for Neill Blomkamp’s high-tech celestial epic. But we’re left wanting more.
Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn reunite with a vengeance in this beautiful and bruising Bangkok thriller.
Lagergeddon? The hopocalypse? The bitter end? Edgar Wright and co are back for one final throw of the dice.
Not another Jason Statham movie?! This time he’s a vengeful tramp with a penchant for busting heads.
Director Sarah Polley delivers a bittersweet and compelling autobiographical family portrait.
Cumberbitches rest easy: JJ Abrams ably navigates the USS Enterprise through dark skies.
Matthew McConaughey’s sublime transformation into A Serious Actor continues apace with this ripping Souther thriller.
Ryan Gosling puts the pedal to the metal (again) in this over-reaching melodrama from the director of Blue Valentine.
Is this neon-hued apocalyptic party movie Harmony Korine’s masterpiece? We think it might be...
Literary prodigy writes rings around his prof in the spry latest from arty teaser François Ozon.
Operatic style can’t paste over the meagre, far-fetched substance in Oldboy director Park Chan-wook’s English-language debut.
Slam-bang action icons Walter Hill and Sylvester Stallone buddy up for some muscle-flexing and gunplay.
Arnie takes the stage as America’s last line of defence in Kim Jee-woon’s highly satisfying action romp.
Not even Werner Herzog can’t save this slick but mediocre Tom Cruise vehicle.
Scenes of mass devastation have rarely looked so gorgeous, but this hectoring doc could’ve done something better with them.
The Smashed star talks us through the fine art of getting half-cut on camera.
The director of Kill List and Down Terrace returns with a camp comedy caper about pair of cagoule-sporting serial killers.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s spiritual post-war love story will restore your faith in cinema.
The star of Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master discusses his special relationship with his long-time friend and collaborator.
Tim Burton goes old-school with a monochromatic animated gem that’s sadly not of its time.
LWLies goes nose-to-nose with the UK’s most fearsome acting talent and lives to tell the tale.
The directorial debut from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is as deliciously salty as it is unexpectedly sweet.
Christopher Nolan’s baroque opus is a worthy trilogy closer, both seriously epic and epically serious.
Takashi Miike follows up his blood-pumping samurai blitzkrieg 13 Assassins with this talky and tiresome period drama.
From taking a bullet at point-blank range to being pulled apart by horses, the British star relives his most memorable on-screen departures.
Nima Nourizadeh’s insane party movie is like a John Hughes film spiralling down the K-hole.
Not only does Chronicle herald the coming of age of Generation I, it also won’t give you a headache.
A confident return to the feature filmmaking fold from Alexander Payne featuring a champagne turn from George Clooney.
The American director of The Descendants talks about finding paradise in his own backyard.
Madonna’s lavish retelling of a 20th century scandal is little more than a kitsch vanity project.
Steven Soderbergh rallies together another strong A-list ensemble, but the result is surprisingly lacklustre.
A strange sort of hybrid, wounded by the internal tensions between what it might be.
Steve McQueen’s erotically-charged descent into sex addiction is by turns raw, elegant and uncompromising.
David Fincher can only slather high-grade attention-grabbing gloss onto Stieg Larsson’s crude pseudo-feminist turd.
More metaphorical tact would turn Take Shelter from a brisk gale to a force five.
The legendary Spanish filmmaker throws open the doors of his Madrid work space to the hungry eyes of LWLies.
Midnight in Paris isn’t a clutch at yesteryear; it’s a statement that Allen still has something left to say.
Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton star in this rousing, fiercely acted tale of sibling bonds bruised and bandaged.
Gary Oldman puts in a career-best shift in this gripping story of duplicity and paranoia.
Pedro Almodóvar’s latest is an intoxicating elixir of dark fantasy, sick obsession and all-consuming desire.
Jon Favreau’s genre mash-up is yet another underwhelming summer brouhaha that fails to up the ante.
A pure, wonderfully animated story of friendship against the odds from an emerging anime voice.
An ejaculatory mess that seeks to medicate its audience with a glut of whizz-bang spills and vein-bulging fist pumps.
A highly-fetishised, hyper-surreal teenage Twin Peaks that’s undone by its own excesses and a lack of narrative clarity.
Any intrigue established in Hanna is smothered by a director unable to overcome his own art house ambitions.
Kelly Reichardt’s boldness in eschewing a sprawling retelling of how the West was won should be applauded.
Duncan Jones has hit the ground running, but there’s no need for Nolan to watch his back just yet.
Newcomer Hailee Steinfeld steals the show from right under Jeff Bridges’ nose in the Coens’ deliciously salty western.
Rowan Joffe delivers a stale and soapy rehash when he should have dared to dream bigger.
It’s the new technology that has hollywood’s top stars running scared, but will virtual actors ever take the place of the real thing?
Annette Bening and Julianne Moore shine in this searingly funny tale of middle-age anxiety.
The Town’s true colours are there, but you’ll have to scratch through a layer of Hollywood gloss to see them.
For all its poetry and cinematic beauty, Certified Copy offers little gratification.
Saving the world and getting the girl might still be all in day’s work, but it now comes at a price: dignity.
Larry David might be plugging a gap between Curb series, but Woody Allen can do much better.
With its wispy idiosyncrasy and sharp, biting humour, Greenberg may well win over the Baumbach cynics.
As Rian Johnson’s difficult second album, The Brothers Bloom is more an anti-climax than a letdown.
Todd Solondz family reunion is just like any other: forced, painful and underwhelming.
Luca Guadagnino delivers a bold reclamation of the melodrama, spiked with fits of passion, lust and greed.
Martin Scorsese’s latest is little more than a frustrating cobwebbed box of tricks and twists.
If Pixar took us to infinity in 1995, then this supercharged re-issue is surely beyond.