Festivals

Eileen – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Thomasin McKenzie plays a repressed prison worker who becomes infatuated with a female colleague in William Oldroyd's take on Ottessa Moshfegh's novel.

Fair Play – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Alden Ehrenreich and Phoebe Dynevor play a young couple clawing their way up the corporate ladder in Chloe Domont's dour thriller.

Magazine Dreams – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Jonathan Majors delivers a blistering performance as an amateur bodybuilder on the brink in Elijah Bynum's aching but underwritten drama.

Glasgow Film Festival has lined up a cavalcade of premieres for 2023

By Charles Bramesco

Adura Onashile's debut Girl will open the fest, and Nida Manzoor's Polite Society will close it out.

Cat Person – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Based on Kristen Roupenian's much-lauded 2017 short story, this twisted tale of gender politics is a major letdown in conception and execution.

Infinity Pool – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Alexander Skarsgård has a pretty bad trip in this vacation nightmare from body horror wunderkind Brandon Cronenberg.

Passages – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Ira Sachs returns with an intimate, intense three-hander about a Fassbinder-like film director played by the great Franz Rogowski.

The Berlin Film Fest’s 2023 lineup includes Christian Petzold, Hong Sang-soo

By Charles Bramesco

President Kristen Stewart will also pass judgement on films by Matt Johnson and Angela Schanelec.

Exploring community at the 2022 Queer Wave Film Festival

By Marina Ashioti

A thriving local queer scene has been steadily emerging in the city of Nicosia thanks to the programmers of Queer Wave and Sessions.

50 Years of Manipuri Cinema at the 53rd International Film Festival of India

By Isabel Jacobs

This year's festival celebrated the rich Indian cinema being made outside of popular Bollywood.

Strong women, dysfunctional families and a sentient car at the 2022 London Korean Film Festival

By Emma Curzon

A well-curated selection of genres and themes made for a diverse and fascinating programme at this year's festival.

Tokyo International Film Festival celebrates the next generation of Japanese filmmaking talent

By Alicia Haddick

At the revamped Tokyo International Film Festival, the spotlight shone brightly on upcoming Japanese artistic voices.

Struggling fathers take the spotlight at this year’s BFI London Film Festival

By Zahra AlHadad

A trio of dramas explain the relationship between fathers and children put an emphasis on parental personhood at this year's London Film Festival.

Medusa Deluxe – first-look review

By Jojo Ajisafe

The cutthroat world of hairdressing is the setting for this sparky murder mystery – a debut for Thomas Hardiman.

Exploring empathy through virtual reality at LFF

By Patrick Gamble

The 2022 LFF Expanded programme featured a number of virtual reality experiences which aimed to connect audiences and filmmakers more than ever.

Personality Crisis: One Night Only — first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

New York Dolls frontman David Johansen takes the stage in Martin Scorsese's latest music doc.

Klokkenluider – first-look review

By Josh Slater-Williams

Actor Neil Maskell makes his debut as a filmmaker with this spiky thriller.

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