Festivals

Uncut Gems – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Adam Sandler is on the form of his life in this scintillating, heart-in-mouth study of a desperate New York jeweller.

Dolemite Is My Name – first look review

By Charles Bramesco

Eddie Murphy brings his electric presence and a whole lot of F-bombs to this amusing behind-the-scenes filmmaker biopic.

Bad Education – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Hugh Jackman is rotten to the core in Corey Finley's biting black comedy about public school embezzlement.

Weathering with You – first look review

By Kambole Campbell

Makoto Shinkai’s blissful follow-up to his 2016 smash, Your Name, plants teen romance in a climate change disaster.

How to Build a Girl – first look review

By Katie Goh

This nifty adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s 2014 bestseller boasts a charming central turn by Beanie Feldstein.

Color Out of Space – first look review

By Kambole Campbell

Shape-shifting aliens take on Nic Cage’s customary rage crescendo in this new horror film by the great Richard Stanley.

Jojo Rabbit – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Taika Waititi plays an imaginary Adolf Hitler in this chronically soft-edged, wannabe satirical comedy.

State Funeral – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

A chilling doc on the bizarre spectacle of the Russian people grieving over the death of Stalin.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Matthew Rhys and Tom Hanks are on top form in Marielle Heller's charming biographical drama about an American TV legend.

Proxima – first look review

By Katie Goh

Eva Green is an astronaut preparing to leave her young daughter for a year-long mission in Alice Winocour's emotional fourth feature.

Venice Film Festival 2019: the awards

By David Jenkins

As Lucrecia Martel's jury deliver their verdict, here's a rundown of all who won the big prizes on the Lido this year.

The Truth – first look review

By Charles Bramesco

The Japanese master of family observation, Hirokazu Kore-eda, heads to Paris for his English language debut.

Waves – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

This euphoric, music-powered family drama from Trey Edward Shults is a model of tenderness and heartbreak.

Rocks – first look review

By Caitlin Quinlan

A young girl must become breadwinner when abandoned by her mother in Sarah Gavron’s winning ensemble drama.

Rialto – first look review

By Tom Bond

Pete Mackie Burns' first rate follow-up to Daphne explores the repressed homosexuality of a shy dock worker.

Babyteeth – first look review

By David Jenkins

Shannon Murphy's eloquent comic debut offers a unique take on terminal illness and drug addiction.

About Endlessness – first look review

By David Jenkins

The great Swede Roy Andersson concentrates his style to its tragicomic essence – with spectacular results.

The Painted Bird – first look review

By David Jenkins

Mass walk-outs greeted this gruelling but brilliant literary epic about a young lad’s journey through hell.

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