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My Salinger Year – first look review

By Lou Thomas

Margaret Qualley and Sigourney Weaver star in this understated literary drama, based on Joanna Rakoff’s memoir.

BFI Flare’s 2020 programme focuses on politics, resistance and rebellion

By Romelly Eavis

The UK’s premier LGBTIQ+ film festival returns with over 50 features, 85 shorts and a wide range of special events.

Inside the world’s most important (and accessible) short film festival

By Elena Lazic

This year’s Clermont ISFF once again welcomed an eclectic mix of short-form filmmaking new and old.

Never Rarely Sometimes Always – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Beach Rats director Eliza Hittman offers an unflinching look at the troubling reality of reproductive rights in the US.

The best new documentaries from the 2020 Sundance Film Festival

By Ed Gibbs

This year’s Sundance docs explored political and personal vendettas so brazen, you couldn’t make them up.

Kelly Reichardt and Sally Potter are heading to the 2020 Berlinale

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

They’ll be joined by Abel Ferrara and Tsai Ming-liang when the festival kicks off in February.

Possessor – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Brandon Cronenberg sets late-capitalism in his crosshairs in this effective – and very gory – social horror.

Female voices are at the centre of the 2020 Glasgow Film Festival

By Little White Lies

The upcoming edition of GFF features an entire day of features directed by women.

The Nest – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Jude Law and Carrie Coon shine in Martha Marcy May Marlene director Sean Durkin’s eerie psychological thriller.

The Last Thing He Wanted – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Dee Rees and Anne Hathaway tackle Joan Didion’s novel of the same name, with disastrous results.

Wendy – first look review

By Dilara Elbir

The director of Beasts of the Southern Wild returns with a novel if underwhelming take on the Peter Pan fable.

Minari – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Lee Isaac Chung’s beautifully observed drama follows a South Korean family who relocate to rural Arkansas.

Downhill – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus hit the slopes in this miserable remake of Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure.

Dick Johnson Is Dead – first look review

By Brianna Zigler

Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson crafts a comedic elegy to her deteriorating but still very alive father.

Worth – first look review

By Dilara Elbir

Michael Keaton plays a lawyer tasked with putting a value on human life in Sara Colangelo’s post-9/11 drama.

Kajillionaire – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Miranda July’s charming, unconventional crime drama follows a family of lowly LA con artists.

Herself – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

A mother rebuilds her life after escaping her abusive husband in Phyllida Lloyd’s urgent drama.

Shirley – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Josephine Decker’s biography of famed gothic novelist Shirley Jackson is a sumptuous period psychodrama.

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