Festivals

The Operative – first look review

By Ian Mantgani

Diane Kruger and Martin Freeman star in this intriguing tale of espionage in modern-day Tehran.

Watergate – first look review

By Ian Mantgani

Charles Ferguson’s mammoth chronicle of President Nixon’s downfall manages to be at once too detailed and too superficial.

Mr Jones – first look review

By Ian Mantgani

Agnieszka Holland’s biopic of Welsh journalist Gareth Jones is one of the most powerful films at this year’s Berlinale.

Fourteen – first look review

By Ian Mantgani

American filmmaker Dan Sallitt delivers a delicate, subtly devastating portrait of friendship and depression.

Light of My Life – first look review

By Lou Thomas

Casey Affleck directs this father-daughter survival drama set in a world without women.

The Kindness of Strangers – first look review

By Ian Mantgani

This year’s Berlin Film Festival gets off to an inauspicious start care of Lone Sherfig’s fusty New York ensemble drama.

Glasgow Film Festival presents… 1969: End of Innocence

By Little White Lies

The ever-industrious Scottish festival is a LWLies fave, and they’re taking a journey back to the Summer of Love.

The Lodge – first look review

By Jennifer Verzuh

Riley Keough impresses in this icy domestic horror from Goodnight Mommy directors Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz.

Big Time Adolescence – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

SNL’s Pete Davidson puts in a star-making turn in this suburban coming-of-ager from writer/director Jason Orley.

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Leonard Cohen’s muse takes centre stage in this haunting film from Nick Broomfield.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Stanley Nelson’s look at the 20th century jazz icon reveals a troubled soul rarely at peace with himself.

The Report – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Adam Driver investigates the CIA’s conduct post-9/11 in this gripping political drama.

The Souvenir – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Joanna Hogg delves into her own past in this wickedly mysterious romantic drama starring Honor Swinton-Byrne.

Shooting the Mafia – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Documentarian Kim Longinotto explores the Mafia’s grip on Sicily through the lens of photojournalist Letizia Battaglia.

After the Wedding – first look review

By Jennifer Verzuh

Strong performances from Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams aren’t enough to save this melodrama from mediocrity.

The Last Tree – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

There’s a touch of Moonlight about Shola Amoo’s engaging second feature about young British-Nigerian boy.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Zac Efron gives the performance of his career in a film which only scratches the surface of its subject.

The Nightingale – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Jennifer Kent follows up The Babadook with a devastating interrogation of Australia’s dark past.

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