Jia Zhangke combines gangster pic and social critique to thrilling effect with help from his regular partner in crime Zhao Tao.
This brisk road movie from Jafar Panahi sees the Iranian director on top observational form.
Lee Chang-dong’s sly take on a Haruki Murakami short story is a slow-burn mystery touched by genius.
Writer Robin Campillo and director Laurent Cantet team up for this slight exercise in social commentary.
There’s shades of Spirited Away and Kiki’s Delivery Service in this charming animation from Studio Ponoc.
Nebraska’s finest muses on his dystopian, effects-driven sci-fi satire, Downsizing.
Matt Damon gets miniature in writer/director Alexander Payne’s daffy sci-fi parable.
Gary Oldman is on career-best form in this standard issue Winston Churchill biopic from director Joe Wright.
Yorgos Lanthimos is up to his old tricks in this typically strange and idiosyncratic psycho-thriller.
The creation of Winnie the Pooh is the fascinating subject of this unfocused screen biography.
A troubled farmer falls for a Romanian worker in this heartfelt feature debut from Francis Lee.
The importance of citizen journalism comes to the fore in Matthew Heineman’s vital documentary.
A key ingredient is missing from this tribute to the Fab Four’s seminal pop-rock LP: the music.
Romania’s Cristian Mungiu returns with another understated (and excellent) social drama.
Rachel Weisz rails against Nazi apologists in this sturdy court room drama for the ‘post-truth’ age.
Scorsese’s monolithic passion project finally arrives, and it’s a ripped straight from his spiritually devout heart.
An exceptional lead performance isn’t enough to lift the latest Dardenne brothers movie to greatness.
Writer/director Ira Sachs strikes movie gold with this everyday epic about the making of masculinity.
Wealthy wine connoisseurs get more than they bargained for in this strangely compelling doc.
This carefully considered music biopic of narcotised jazzman Chet Baker really gets its man.
Matteo Garrone serves up a trio of fabulously gory fantasies with the help of a solid ensemble cast.
Don Cheadle’s passionate tribute to the late jazz icon fails to hit all the right beats.
A Hijacking director Tobias Lindholm and star Pilou Asbæk reteam for this thought-provoking military drama.
Saoirse Ronan is in scintillating form in this lavish period drama from director John Crowley.
Director Yorgos Lanthimos proves he’s still got plenty left up his sleeve with this dark dystopic satire.
The winner of a recent poll to discover the greatest ever documentary is re-released.
Carey Mulligan shimmers in an otherwise fairly ordinary adaptation of the Thomas Hardy classic.