Features

Sharp Stick – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

A naïve 26-year-old sets her sights on a sexual awakening in Lena Dunham’s brash and honest second feature.

2nd Chance – first-look review

By Matthew Eng

Ramin Bahrani’s latest is a fitfully interesting, by-the-numbers account of a curious figure on the fringes of American law enforcement.

Am I OK? – first-look review

By Emily Maskell

Dakota Johnson grapples with her sexuality and the potential loss of her best friend in Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne’s romantic drama.

God’s Country – first-look review

By Caitlin Quinlan

Thandiwe Newton plays a college professor who faces off against a group of hunters in Julian Higgins’ precise and prescient debut.

You Won’t Be Alone – first-look review

By Ariel Klinghoffer

Goran Stolesvski weaves a strange and sumptuous tale of womanhood against the backdrop of ancient Macedonia.

The Cathedral – first-look review

By Daniel Schindel

Ricky D’Ambrose roots a child's personal narrative in the context of wider American change in his impressionistic feature.

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande – first-look review

By Stefania Sarrubba

Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack shine in this insightful pas de deux about the joys and the shame of sex.

Meet Me in the Bathroom – first-look review

By Ed Gibbs

New York’s pre-9/11 music scene is revisited in this suitably lo-fi documentary from the makers of Shut Up and Play the Hits.

Girl Picture – first-look review

By Emily Maskell

Alli Haapasalo creates an intimate coming-of-age story about two best friends on the cusp of adulthood.

Cha Cha Real Smooth – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Cooper Raiff plays a postgrad party starter who falls for an older woman in the writer/director/actor’s frustrating second feature.

Alice – first-look review

By Leila Latif

KeKe Palmer plays an enslaved woman who makes a shocking discovery in Krystin Ver Linden’s misjudged thriller.

Something in the Dirt – first-look review

By Anton Bitel

Filmmaking duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead discover an ominous paranormal entity in their meta fifth feature.

Living – first-look review

By Ariel Klinghoffer

Oliver Hermanus presents an understated reimagining of Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru, written by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Lucy and Desi – first-look review

By Emma Fraser

Amy Poehler directs this intimate portrait of the legendary TV couple, creators of the sitcom I Love Lucy.

When You Finish Saving the World – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Jesse Eisenberg makes his directorial debut with an adaptation of his own highly-praised podcast drama.

Fresh – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

It’s a classic tale of boy eats girl in Mimi Cave’s directorial debut, but the flavour profile is off.

Nothing Compares – first-look review

By Ed Gibbs

A direct and intimate look at the turbulent life of Irish singer Sinead O’Connor.

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