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God’s Creatures – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Emily Watson and Paul Mescal enter into a battle of mother-son wills in this gorgeously-mounted but unoriginal Irish thriller.

Tchaikovsky’s Wife – first-look review

By Mark Asch

Kirill Serebrennikov focuses on the relationship between one of Russia’s greatest composers and his adoring, but unloved, partner.

Final Cut – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Michel Hazanavicius comes up short in his underpowered remake of Shinichirou Ueda’s zom-com, One Cut of the Dead

Scarlet – first-look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Pietro Marcello adapts Alexander Grin’s fairy tale about a poverty-stricken family with breathtaking results.

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic bids to get down with the kids

By Lucy Vipond

The Australian director appears to be courting younger viewers with his hotly-anticipated film about The King.

Discover the cult ’80s slasher that pre-empted Freddy Krueger

By Anton Bitel

The likes of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream owe something to Robert Deubel’s co-ed carve up Girls Nite Out.

Quiet defiance in JE Tiglao’s Metamorphosis

By Jason Tan Liwag

This landmark film receives its UK premiere at Queer East Film Festival, but its journey has been a tumultuous one.

Why I love the DIY filmmaking of Once

By Natalie Marlin

John Carney’s microbudget musical proves that talent and creativity can result in an extraordinary cinematic experience.

Gaspar Noé: ‘Vortex isn’t about the death of cinema, but its evolution’

By David Jenkins

The Argentinian enfant terrible on death, sex, his mature new film Vortex and why making TV shows isn’t worth his freedom.

Shin Ultraman is the culmination of a career indebted to a pop culture icon

By Alicia Haddick

As the cult Japanese hero receives a new live-action outing, we explore Ultraman’s influence on Hideaki Anno.

Movies, Now More than Ever: Robert Altman’s The Player at 30

By Joe Flockhart

As multiverses and IP dominate the box office, we look back to Altman’s biting satire on the unoriginality of Hollywood.

David Cronenberg’s comeback continues as he sets up a deathly drama

By Charles Bramesco

Vincent Cassel will star in The Shrouds as an inventor who devises a method of speaking to the dead.

Warren Ellis and Andrew Dominik on This Much I Know to be True

By Greg Wetherall

The creative process under Covid takes centre stage in the director’s third collaboration with Nick Cave, co-starring his friend and frequent collaborator.

Hot Docs’ far-reaching programme imagines a clean, free and just future

By Michelle Krasovitski

The Toronto-based documentary festival’s 2022 edition looks to the past for ideas of how we might build a brighter tomorrow.

Plug your ponytail into the first trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water

By Charles Bramesco

Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh, and Edie Falco are among the additions to the sci-fi mega-franchise’s cast.

Martin Scorsese will narrate a documentary extolling Powell and Pressburger’s genius

By Charles Bramesco

The directorial duo known as The Archers gave the world resplendent visions of fantasy like Black Narcissus and The Red Shoes.

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