An eccentric Italian engineer constructs an island utopia in the Adriatic Sea in this old-fashioned charmer.
A headless woman sparks a search for a mythical creature in Alejandro Fadel’s taut mountainside thriller.
Damien Manivel’s drama captures the grace and poise of pioneering choreographer Isadora Duncan.
Shinichiro Ueda follows up his breakout hit One Cut of the Dead with a similarly entertaining and inventive character drama.
She stars alongside fellow Safdie brothers alumni Buddy Duress in this darkly funny modern cautionary tale.
Salvador Simó presents a creative cartoon portrait of pioneering filmmaker Luis Buñuel.
Andrew Patterson’s incredible debut feels like a spiritual successor to Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Grieving sisters attempt to cover up a grisly crime in this Coens-esque noir set in a small fishing town.
There’s myriad pleasures to be had in this sex-positive romantic comedy set in the world of BDSM.
Scott Graham’s impressive third feature stars Mark Stanley as a factory worker with a need for speed.
Wang Xiaoshuai’s domestic drama charts a generation of political and social upheaval in his native China.
Alicia Vikander and Riley Keough flounder in tepid psychosexual thriller, based on the Susanna Jones novel.
Adam Pearson of Under the Skin fame takes centre stage in Aaron Schimberg’s smart meta comedy.
A group of teenage guerrillas enter the heart of darkness in Alejandro Landes’ mountaintop tour de force.
William McGregor’s atmospheric Industrial Revolution-era folk horror runs out of plot.
There’s shades of early Steven Spielberg and The Twilight Zone in Andrew Patterson’s debut feature.
The colourful life of the late American fashion designer is the focus of Frédéric Tcheng’s latest documentary.
There’s shades of Brian De Palma and Park Chan-wook in this Allison Williams-starring Netflix thriller.
Mismatched buddy antics power this enjoyable and euphoric trip back to the '90s warehouse rave scene.
Matchbox Cineclub’s KeanuCon weekender will chart the cult star’s career from babe to Baba Yaga.
Toni Servillo is Silvio Berlusconi in this partially fictionalised biopic from Paolo Sorrentino.
Brie Larson directs and stars in this enjoyably idiosyncratic comedy about realising your childhood dreams.
Highlights from this year’s programme, including a tribute to legendary DoP Robby Müller.
This timely documentary recounts the inspiring story of a female sailing crew’s round-the-world voyage.
Two best friends have the night of their young lives in Brian Welsh’s rave-era coming-of-ager.
The character actor and screenwriter talks presenting truth on screen, and what he’s learned from his time in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.
To celebrate the release of Burning, we survey the South Korean writer/director’s earlier work.
Eight Māori female directors combine for this heart-rending drama centred around a young boy’s funeral.
The curious tale of a first feature stolen by a crew member is the subject of Sandi Ten’s fascinating autobiographical documentary.
Filmmakers Isa Mazzei and Daniel Goldhaber discuss their provocative techno-thriller Cam.
A smorgasbord of international cinematic treasures was on offer at this year's festival.
Brie Larson directs and stars in this free-spirited indie comedy about a woman in pursuit of a pet unicorn.
A small Romani community is the setting for Jonas Carpignano’s tender coming-of-age story.
Matchbox Cineclub have programmed a weekend of strange and unseen cinema from around the world.
You know the songs, but is there more to this seemingly innocent high school musical than meets the eye?
Seek out these inspirations for Guillermo del Toro’s latest, including The Red Shoes and Creature from the Black Lagoon.
The actor is at his intense and emotional best in Martin Scorsese’s underrated late ’90s thriller.
If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure to be underwhelmed...
There’s more to his larger-than-life turn than meets the eye.
A key death in Steven Spielberg’s 1997 sequel completely altered my perception of cinema.
Some major young acting talent is put to waste in Christopher Smith’s garbled and derivative neo-noir.
Rooney Mara is let down by weak scripting in this underpowered study of religious persecution in Ireland.
Jim Jarmusch lauds The Stooges, the greatest rock ’n’ roll band that ever lived.
The electro pop pioneer opens up his home and his studio in this intimate if uneven documentary profile.
There’s plenty to admire about this nifty, twisty Welsh-language thriller from director Euros Lyn.
Cara Delevingne and Will Poulter star in this bland bohemian coming-of-ager from Chris Foggin.
Despite Melissa McCarthy’s best efforts this loose capitalist satire is a comically bankrupt affair.
There’s a touch of Thomas Vinterberg about this impressive Aussie debut from Simon Stone.
From the story of an easily seduced movie sub-titler to an innovative study of exhuming the dead through acting.
Olmo and the Seagull deserves its comparison to Rosemary’s Baby, despite being a very different beast.
This ultra-violent FPS inspired actioner is about as fun as watching someone else play a video game.
The release of Jem and the Holograms reminded us of these great fictional female groups.
This Glasgow based sex odyssey offers little more than soap opera erotica.