Inside the South African film festival challenging perceptions of Afrikaans cinema

By John Besche

Now in its eleventh year, Cape Town's Silwerskermfees aims to shine a light on the diversity and talent at the heart of the Afrikaans-speaking filmmaking community.

A Silence – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Reliable Belgian director Joachim Lafosse serves up more lurid scandal sheet fodder in this dismal tale of a wife and mother trying to sweep her husband’s vile transgressions under the rug.

Hollywood’s enduring fear of Artificial Intelligence shows no signs of letting up

By Victoria Luxford

As Gareth Edwards' The Creator storms into cinemas, we trace the film industry's obsession with the idea that a robot uprising looms on the horizon.

Ex-Husbands – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Amiable American comedy of dented male egos in which Griffin Dunne’s recent divorcee accidentally crashes his son's bachelor party.

MMXX – first-look review

By David Jenkins

The latest from Romanian filmmaker Cristi Puiu comprises four salty slices of pandemic-era life which range from the outwardly comic to the overtly grizzly.

The enduring joy of Dick Cavett’s Old Hollywood interviews

By Sarah Cleary

Stars including Katherine Hepburn and Gloria Swanson appeared on Dick Cavett's seminal American talk show – a reminder that the televised interview is something of a lost art.

How Saving Private Ryan changed the war movie

By Sam Moore

Twenty-five years on, Steven Spielberg's World War Two epic completely revolutionised the way Hollywood thought about depicting conflict on screen.

Pedro Almodóvar: ‘Chemistry is a mystery’

By Anna Bogutskaya

The Spanish filmmaker reflects on the romance at the heart of his new queer western, Strange Way of Life, and the freedom of working in a shorter format.

Boy Kills World – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

A deaf-mute young man swears revenge on the group that murdered his family in Moritz Mohr's bloodthirsty but tedious directorial debut.

Dream Scenario – first-look review

By Mark Asch

Nicolas Cage plays an otherwise unremarkable college professor who unexpectedly finds himself appearing in peoples' dreams in Kristoffer Borgli's latest satire.

What to watch at home in September

By Anton Bitel

Ken Russell, Peter Bogdanovich and Nicolas Cage's first starring role are among this month's bevvy of exciting home ents releases.

Poolman – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

There’s a whole lot of Chinatown in Chris Pine’s directorial debut Poolman, an Angeleno neo-noir with a script that gives Robert Towne more than fair grounds to sue for damages.

LWLies 100: Special Anniversary Issue – Out now!

By David Jenkins

Party hats and streamers at the ready as we celebrate our bumper birthday edition – with four stunning covers up for grabs.

Next Goal Wins – first-look review

By Mark Asch

Taika Waititi is way-too eager to please with this aggressively feel-good comic fictionalisation of the lovely 2014 documentary of the same name.

Menus-Plaisirs Les Troisgros – first-look review

By Rafa Sales Ross

In his latest documentary, the American master Frederick Wiseman observes the routines of the Troisgros family and their three fine dining restaurants in France.

Woman of the Hour – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Anna Kendrick’s directorial debut, about a abused upstart actress and a serial killer in her midst, says all the right things, but too loud and too often.

Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World – first-look review

By Mark Asch

The new film from one of Romania's foremost cine-ironists, Radu Jude, is a glorious, poisonous, everything-in-the-pot treatise on the state of the world today.

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