By Ege Apaydın
Cate Blanchett is on top form as a conductor who experiences a swift fall from grace in Todd Fields' piercing psychodrama.
The astonishing saga of Syrian refugee-turned-Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini is effectively presented by writer/director Sally El Hosaini.
By Leila Latif
Andrew Dominik’s warts-and-all portrait of tragic Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe is as surreal as it is sad.
A strong showing from Emma Mackey aside, this biopic of engineer Pierre Eiffel is built on rocky foundations.
Ed Perkins’ archive documentary offers fresh insight into the life and legacy of the People’s Princess.
Baz Luhrmann’s sweaty, opulent take on the King of rock ’n’ roll is not a biopic but a fairy tale.
Norway’s favourite synth-pop sons receive the full music biography treatment in this intimate documentary.
Terence Davies explores the tragic and complex life of World War I poet Siegfried Sassoon in this elegantly moving biopic.
Great detail abounds in Giuseppe Tornatore’s documentary celebrating the life and work of the late film composer Ennio Morricone.
Dutch master provocateur Paul Verhoeven serves up a blasphemous delight in his convent-set Italian romp.
Catarina Vasconcelos’ hybrid documentary explores family lineage in an inventive and soulful manner.
Roger Michell’s swansong is a fittingly wholesome and heartwarming caper, an ode to Ealingesque whimsy and charm.
Jessica Chastain transforms into the opulent yet controversial Tammy Faye Messner in Michael Showalter’s customary biopic.
Netflix rings in the new year with an austere World War Two espionage thriller from director Christian Schwochow.
By Lydia Figes
Benedict Cumberbatch is electric in Will Sharpe’s tumultuous portrait of a cat lover extraordinaire, supported by a stellar cast.
By Leila Latif
Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem play TV legends Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin’s snappy biopic.
By Emma Fraser
This intimate documentary sees the trailblazing Hollywood icon tell her remarkable story in her own words.