Festivals

Teen Spirit – first look review

By Ella Kemp

Elle Fanning plays a young talent show hopeful in Max Minghella’s sweet-sounding directorial debut.

Destroyer – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

A committed Nicole Kidman slums it in this by-the-book detective noir from director Karyn Kusama.

High Life – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Robert Pattinson gets flung into deep space in Claire Denis’ beguiling, exceptional English-language debut.

Hold the Dark – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Jeremy Saulnier continues his excellent run with this haunting Alaskan mystery thriller starring Jeffrey Wright and Riley Keough.

Angel – first look review

By Ella Kemp

The lives of a prostitute and a cyclist become intertwined over the course of a long, sensual night.

The Death and Life of John F Donovan – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Xavier Dolan’s overly earnest, star-packed drama concerns the untimely demise of an American TV idol.

If Beale Street Could Talk – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Barry Jenkins’ faithful adaptation of James Baldwin’s heartbreaking love story is pure cinematic poetry.

The Old Man & the Gun – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Hollywood icon Robert Redford plays a charming career criminal in his final ever screen performance.

Her Smell – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Elisabeth Moss is on showstopping form as a self-destructive punk singer in Alex Ross Perry’s manic mediation on fame.

Greta – first look review

By Caitlin Quinlan

Chloë Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert star in this darkly comic thriller from director Neil Jordan.

Mid90s – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Jonah Hill’s directorial debut is a moving portrayal of adolescent isolation set within Los Angeles’ ’90s skating scene.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Melissa McCarthy proves her dramatic chops as a literary forger in Marielle Heller’s follow-up to The Diary of a Teenage Girl.

Widows – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Steve McQueen turns his formidable filmmaking talent to the heist genre with impressive and passionate results.

Halloween – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Jamie Lee Curtis faces her old adversary once again in David Gordon Green’s thrilling John Carpenter-approved sequel.

The Front Runner – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Hugh Jackman makes headlines for all the wrong reasons in Jason Reitman’s biopic of would-be president Gary Hart.

In Fabric – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Peter Strickland spins a yarn about a very literal phantom thread in his most audacious and bizarre film to date.

Beautiful Boy – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Timothée Chalamet delivers a heartbreaking turn as a meth addict struggling with relapse and rehabilitation.

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