Mexican cine-sadist Michel Franco returns with another cravenly bleak drama about life as a pageant of eternal suffering.
Edgar Wright’s lively London-set giallo, starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Thomasin McKenzie, fails to deliver on its fascinating premise.
Big laughs and searing insights into the artistic process power this highly enjoyable film world satire.
This unique journey to the centre of the earth is a stunning highlight of the 2021 Venice Film Festival.
By Steph Green
Harry Wootliff’s follow up to 2018’s Only You focuses on a relationship so toxic it’s almost radioactive.
Olivia Colman displays her dark side in Maggie Gyllenhaal's sun-bleached psychodrama about motherhood in crisis.
Timothée Chalamet brings a commanding central presence to this stirring new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’.
Kristen Stewart excels in this psychological portrait of Princess Diana, but a heavy-handed script lets things down.
It’s Taxi Driver with poker chips in Paul Schrader’s phenomenally entertaining existential thriller.
Paolo Sorrentino gets personal in this hit-and-miss tale of a world-famous footballer and a filmmaker’s creative birth.
Jane Campion doesn’t so much dissect masculinity as explode it in her dirt-smudged adaptation of Thomas Savage’s western.
Pedro Almodóvar delivers yet another major late work, with Penélope Cruz on career-best form.
It’s legends only as Takashi Miike returns to the scene of his family-friendly fantasy extravaganza from 2005.
The global pandemic seeped into this year’s programme in some unusual and surprising ways.
Lee Won-tae follows up his 2019 hit The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil, with another accomplished underworld crime saga.
Jeymes Samuel’s outlaw western will receive its world premiere at the festival in October.
Though light on the technique, this documentary offers a fascinating insight into the anime icon’s world.
Alien on Stage tells the story of a pantomime troupe’s hand-crafted tribute to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic.