Festivals

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.

White Boy Rick – first look review

By Caitlin Quinlan

Newcomer Richie Merritt outshines co-star Matthew McConaughey in this gritty crime drama about a real-life teenage FBI informant.

Boy Erased – first look review

By Ella Kemp

A mature central performance from Lucas Hedges anchors Joel Edgerton’s gay conversion therapy drama.

The Sisters Brothers – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly play gunslinging siblings in Jacques Audiard’s warm-hearted western adventure.

Kursk – first look review

By Elena Lazic

Director Thomas Vinterberg and a formidable cast recreate the final hours of a real-life nuclear submarine.

American Dharma – first look review

By Greg Wetherall

Acclaimed documentary maker Errol Morris seeks answers from Trump’s former fire fighter-in-chief, Steve Bannon.

Vox Lux – first look review

By Greg Wetherall

Natalie Portman plays a jaded pop star in director Brady Corbet’s cynical meditation on the price of fame.

The Mountain – first look review

By Michael Leader

Jeff Goldblum plays against type to unsettling effect in this zany road movie from writer/director Rick Alverson.

Dragged Across Concrete – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Director S Craig Zahler follows up Brawl in Cell Block 99 with another hefty dose of ultra-violence.

Suspiria – first look review

By Adam Woodward

Dakota Johnson dances to an unfamiliar beat in Luca Guadagnino’s surprisingly naff horror remake.

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