Festivals

Sundown – first-look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Mexican cine-sadist Michel Franco returns with another cravenly bleak drama about life as a pageant of eternal suffering.

Last Night in Soho – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Edgar Wright’s lively London-set giallo, starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Thomasin McKenzie, fails to deliver on its fascinating premise.

Official Competition – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Big laughs and searing insights into the artistic process power this highly enjoyable film world satire.

Il Buco – first-look review

By David Jenkins

This unique journey to the centre of the earth is a stunning highlight of the 2021 Venice Film Festival.

True Things – first-look review

By Steph Green

Harry Wootliff’s follow up to 2018’s Only You focuses on a relationship so toxic it’s almost radioactive.

The Lost Daughter – first-look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Olivia Colman displays her dark side in Maggie Gyllenhaal's sun-bleached psychodrama about motherhood in crisis.

Dune – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Timothée Chalamet brings a commanding central presence to this stirring new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’.

Spencer – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Kristen Stewart excels in this psychological portrait of Princess Diana, but a heavy-handed script lets things down.

The Card Counter – first-look review

By David Jenkins

It’s Taxi Driver with poker chips in Paul Schrader’s phenomenally entertaining existential thriller.

The Hand of God – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Paolo Sorrentino gets personal in this hit-and-miss tale of a world-famous footballer and a filmmaker’s creative birth.

The Power of the Dog – first-look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Jane Campion doesn’t so much dissect masculinity as explode it in her dirt-smudged adaptation of Thomas Savage’s western.

Parallel Mothers – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Pedro Almodóvar delivers yet another major late work, with Penélope Cruz on career-best form.

The Great Yokai War: Guardians – first-look review

By Josh Slater-Williams

It’s legends only as Takashi Miike returns to the scene of his family-friendly fantasy extravaganza from 2005.

Five of the best films from the 74th Locarno Film Festival

By Josh Slater-Williams

The global pandemic seeped into this year’s programme in some unusual and surprising ways.

The Devil’s Deal – first look review

By Josh Slater-Williams

Lee Won-tae follows up his 2019 hit The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil, with another accomplished underworld crime saga.

The Harder They Fall to open the 65th BFI London Film Festival

By Adam Woodward

Jeymes Samuel’s outlaw western will receive its world premiere at the festival in October.

Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist is an emotional look at a virtuosic director

By Kambole Campbell

Though light on the technique, this documentary offers a fascinating insight into the anime icon’s world.

A new documentary about a DIY stage version of Alien is an absurd delight

By Kambole Campbell

Alien on Stage tells the story of a pantomime troupe’s hand-crafted tribute to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic.

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