Festivals

Is it time to retire the term “documentary”?

By David Jenkins

The annual Frames of Representation festival at London’s ICA cinema makes the case for film as a more inclusive medium.

In praise of Youn Yuh-jung – Korean cinema’s most enduring star

By Ben Nicholson

A new retrospective at the London Korean Film Festival reveals the veteran actor’s rich and varied career.

Discover the film festival that has all bases covered

By Little White Lies

The Thessaloniki International Film Festival offers a model for how modern festivals could and should be operating.

Discover the London East Asia Film Festival 2021

By Little White Lies

Immerse yourself in the cinematic delights of East Asia as this annual celebration goes from strength to strength.

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.

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.

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.

The best international genre films at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival

By Erin Brady

Mercenaries and demonic encounters featured in some of the most interesting films that played at this year’s TIFF.

C’mon C’mon – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Joaquin Phoenix and newcomer Woody Norman play uncle and nephew in Mike Mills’ tender drama about a family in flux.

Întregalde – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Three aid workers are led on a detour through darkest Transylvania in Radu Muntean’s allegorical intergenerational drama.

The Tragedy of Macbeth – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Something Coen this way comes... Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in this innovative take on the Bard.

One Second – first look review

By Daniel Schindel

A return to form for China’s Zhang Yimou with this tale of a village attempting to restore a damaged movie reel.

Jagged – first-look review

By Sydney Urbanek

Alison Klayman delves into the origins and legacy of Alanis Morissette’s groundbreaking album ‘Jagged Little Pill’.

Benediction – first-look review

By Adam Woodward

Terence Davies’ handsome biopic of the poet Siegfried Sassoon is a lament for lost youth and stolen love.

The Humans – first-look review

By Saffron Maeve

Stephen Karam adapts his own Tony Award-winning family drama with the help of an impressive ensemble cast.

The Mad Woman’s Ball – first-look review

By Erin Brady

A woman who sees spirits is committed to a psychiatric hospital in this book adaptation by Mélanie Laurent.

Encounter – first look review

By Hannah Strong

Riz Ahmed is a father on a mission to save his sons from an extraterrestrial threat in Michael Pearce’s complex sci-fi drama.

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