Festivals

The Vast of Night – first look review

By Josh Slater-Williams

There’s shades of early Steven Spielberg and The Twilight Zone in Andrew Patterson’s debut feature.

A new film challenges Hollywood to close the gender gap

By Katie Goh

This Changes Everything asks why things aren’t improving for women in the film industry.

Boyz in the Wood – first look review

By Katie Goh

Four school friends hit the Scottish Highlands in first-time writer/director Ninian Doff’s offbeat adventure.

15 years on, the Romanian New Wave is still a force to be reckoned with

By Patrick Gamble

This year’s Transylvania International Film Festival showcased a wealth of homegrown talent.

Elizabeth Sankey on deconstructing the rom-com

By Katie Goh

The musician-turned-filmmaker explores the history of the genre in her insightful debut, Romantic Comedy.

The seven best films from the 51st Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

By Ed Frankl

Melina León’s Song Without a Name and Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse were among our highlights of this year’s Quinzaine.

It Must Be Heaven – first look review

By Charles Bramesco

Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman hits the road, but home follows close behind.

Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite wins the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2019

By Hannah Woodhead

The South Korean director’s social satire takes top honours among a mixed bag of winners at this year’s festival.

Sibyl – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Adèle Exarchopoulos and Virginie Efira star in this trite psychodrama from writer/director Justine Triet.

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil – first look review

By Michael Leader

A welcome dose of crooked cops and violent crims spices up the dying days of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily – first look review

By Jake Cunningham

Dino Buzzati’s 1945 children’s novel is transformed into a wonderful animated allegory.

Chicuarotes – first look review

By Ella Kemp

Gael García Bernal directs this sorry parable about a pair of criminalised teenage clowns.

Matthias & Maxime – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Xavier Dolan returns to his Québécois roots in this soulful ballad about male friendship and unspoken desire.

Parasite – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Bong Joon-ho is back with a dark, spiky and hilarious social satire about the seductive nature of greed.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Quentin Tarantino knocks it out of the park with this personal love letter to LA, in all its dirty sexy glory.

Jeanne – first look review

By Beth Webb

Bruno Dumont’s sequel to his musical portrait of a young Joan of Arc is endurance cinema at its most epic.

Frankie – first look review

By Charles Bramesco

Isabelle Huppert gives a gentle tour de force in Ira Sachs’ existential Portuguese getaway.

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