Riz Ahmed shines as a rapper who reconnects with his spiritual roots after suffering a chronic illness.
By Leila Latif
The actor and director discuss the shared experiences that inspired their bittersweet love letter to their spiritual home.
He portrays a stickman who is rapidly going deaf in Darius Marder’s visceral debut feature.
Riz Ahmed plays an ambitious rapper in director Bassam Tariq’s thumping drama.
Riz Ahmed is on career best mode in this sensitive portrait of a metal drummer losing his hearing.
The festival’s sidebar includes new films from Julie Delpy and Sarah Gavron, plus Riz Ahmed as a heavy metal drummer.
The poor box office performance of The Sisters Brothers and films like it suggests interest in this quintessential American film genre is on the wane.
Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly saddle up for director Jacques Audiard’s lighthearted western.
By Henry Bevan
From Lois Lane to Eddie Brock, the role of the intrepid reporter is often reduced to a cheap plot device.
Tom Hardy sneers and sweats his way through this sanitised origin story of Marvel’s Spidey-bothering baddie.
Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly play gunslinging siblings in Jacques Audiard’s warm-hearted western adventure.
Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal and John C Reilly star in the French director’s Oregon oater.
By Lou Thomas
Contemporary stories offering a diverse mix of authentic, recognisable London voices.
The young actor carries the thematic weight of Chris Morris’ jihadist satire on his shoulders.
Riz Ahmed’s acting talents are wasted in this needlessly convoluted noir thriller.
Though criticised from the start, Lena Dunham’s show paved the way for an exciting mix of millennial voices.
Gareth Edwards opts for the slow burn over the whiz-bang in this Star Wars spin-off. The results are spectacular.