Features

Oscar Isaac beats the odds in the first trailer for The Card Counter

By Charles Bramesco

He’s a card shark, vengeance-seeker, and possible war criminal in Paul Schrader’s new crime drama.

Discover this cutting-edge, Gothic-inspired ’80s slasher

By Anton Bitel

Starring Linda Blair as a textbook final girl, Tom DeSimone’s 1981 Hell Night offers an effective blend of horrors old and new.

Jane Campion, Paul Schrader head up Venice Film Festival 2021 line-up

By David Jenkins

They’ll be joined by big names and exciting new talent, including Pedro Almodóvar, Ana Lily Amirpour and Pablo Larraín.

In praise of Lucio Fulci’s violent, vengeful Spaghetti westerns

By Adam Scovell

The Italian horror maestro’s handful of entries in the genre showcase his penchant for bloody retribution.

Ben Sharrock’s Limbo makes my home country feel unknown

By Rory Doherty

The Scotland depicted in this incisive asylum drama is at odds with how the nation likes to see itself.

Tomorrow creeps in its petty pace in the first image from Joel Coen’s Macbeth

By Charles Bramesco

Denzel Washington assays the Scottish noble and Frances McDormand is his scheming wife in the NYFF opener.

Julia Ducournau’s first film is available to watch for free

By Hannah Strong

Before she was a Palme d'or winner, Ducournau made a creepy little short about a teenager undergoing a strange transformation.

Matt Damon and Adam Driver throw down the gauntlet in The Last Duel trailer

By Charles Bramesco

In Ridley Scott’s medieval epic, they face off alongside Jodie Comer and a towheaded Ben Affleck.

The 2021 Toronto International Film Festival returns with a wave of announcements

By Charles Bramesco

Kenneth Branagh, Edgar Wright, Mélanie Laurent, Zhang Yimou, Terence Davies, and many more!

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider was an escape for queer teens like me

By Samuel Sims

Through its rejection of gender stereotypes, the 2001 video game adaptation helped me realise the power of my own identity.

Your guide to the major distribution deals from Cannes 2021

By Charles Bramesco

Here’s a full breakdown of who is bringing some of the year’s most-anticipated movies to the UK and US.

Is True Romance the ultimate male movie fantasy?

By Anton Bitel

With its movie nerd hero, doting blonde heroine and shocking violence, this early ’90s cult classic is peak Tarantino.

France – first-look review

By Mark Asch

Léa Seydoux plays a TV journalist in Bruno Dumont’s satire-of-sorts about France’s relationship with its media and itself.

Nitram – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Justin Kurzel’s difficult drama about a notorious mass murderer falls into familiar pitfalls of the true crime genre.

David Squires on… Space Jam 2 and other sport movie reboots

By Adam Woodward

With the release of the basketball-themed sequel, our resident cartoonist updates some other classic sport movies.

Titane takes the Palme d’Or at an unusually stacked Cannes Film Festival

By Hannah Strong

Key awards also went to Nadav Lapid, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Leos Carax.

The Restless – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

A family struggles to deal with the devastating effects of their patriarch’s bipolar disorder in Joachim Lafosse’s tender drama.

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