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10 independent gems from the BFI London Film Festival 2021

By Katie Goh

A selection of our favourite under-the-radar highlights from this year’s LFF to add to your viewing calendar.

Denis Villeneuve: ‘I’m obsessed by the idea that humans can evolve’

By Anton Bitel

Quebec’s modernist sci-fi maestro talks big screens and small gestures, and how he brought the arid world of Arrakis to life.

Language Lessons – first-look review

By Callie Petch

Writer/director Natalie Morales crafts one of the pandemic era’s most moving and effective odes to long-distanced intimacy.

Olivia Colman grapples with motherhood in The Lost Daughter trailer

By Charles Bramesco

She’s joined by Dakota Johnson and Jessie Buckley in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s outstanding directorial debut.

Discover the fear and disillusionment of this cabin fever horror

By Anton Bitel

Toshiaki Toyoda’s Monsters Club sees a Unabomber-like character wage a private war from a remote cabin in the woods.

The Penguin is an empowering anti-hero for trans people like me

By Ian Thomas Malone

Danny DeVito’s portrayal of Oswald Cobblepot in Batman Returns shows the importance of embracing your differences.

In defence of Halloween: Resurrection

By Oumar Saleh

In breaking from franchise tradition, this maligned 2002 slasher foreshadowed the rise of live streaming and viral fame.

Lashana Lynch: ‘A lot of nations need to own up to their history’

By Leila Latif

The British star of ear for eye on why the conversation around race needs to extend beyond the Black community.

The Beatles make one last record in the Get Back documentary trailer

By Charles Bramesco

Peter Jackson's film unlocks a treasure trove of never-before-seen footage of John, Paul, George, and Ringo.

Ghostface has a new game for a new generation in the Scream trailer

By Charles Bramesco

In the first installment of the franchise sans Wes Craven, the masked killer returns to prey on another round of teens.

Discover the monstrous spectacle of this meta exploitation movie

By Anton Bitel

Marco Ferreri’s controversial The Ape Woman is a deeply cynical portrayal of masculinity bestialised and femininity reified.

Nothing Gold Can Stay – In praise of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Outsiders

By James Clarke

This teenage drama from 1983 is the pinnacle of the director’s career-long obsession with the passage of time.

David Squires on… Who could be the next James Bond

By Little White Lies

With Daniel Craig out of the picture, our resident cartoonist makes a few suggestions for who could inherit the iconic tux.

Jeymes Samuel: ‘Movie westerns have lied to us our whole lives’

By Rogan Graham

The singer-songwriter known as The Bullitts slinks into the role of filmmaker with his super fun revisionist western, The Harder They Fall.

The Harder They Fall – first-look review

By Cheyenne Bunsie

Jeymes Samuel’s star-studded revenge western boldly reframes cowboy mythology for a modern audience.

How The French Connection reinvented the Hollywood cop movie

By Jarek Kupsc

Gene Hackman maniacally navigates New York’s crime world in William Friedkin’s enduring procedural.

Peter Dinklage and a few musical numbers liven up a classic in the Cyrano trailer

By Charles Bramesco

The latest film from Joe Wright brings his signature theatricality to Rostand’s timeless romance.

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