Riz Ahmed

Encounter – first look review

By Hannah Strong

Riz Ahmed is a father on a mission to save his sons from an extraterrestrial threat in Michael Pearce’s complex sci-fi drama.

Sound of Metal

By Hannah Strong

Riz Ahmed plays a drummer who loses his hearing in Darius Marder’s bold and brilliant debut.

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Darius Marder: ‘I wanted to show and capture deaf culture’

By Hannah Strong

The writer/director of Sound of Metal discusses replicating the experience of deafness on screen.

Mogul Mowgli

By Caitlin Quinlan

Riz Ahmed shines as a rapper who reconnects with his spiritual roots after suffering a chronic illness.

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Riz Ahmed and Bassam Tariq on the personal journey of Mogul Mowgli

By Leila Latif

The actor and director discuss the shared experiences that inspired their bittersweet love letter to their spiritual home.

Riz Ahmed bangs the drums in The Sound of Metal trailer

By Charles Bramesco

He portrays a stickman who is rapidly going deaf in Darius Marder’s visceral debut feature.

Mogul Mowgli – first look review

By Caitlin Quinlan

Riz Ahmed plays an ambitious rapper in director Bassam Tariq’s thumping drama.

Sound of Metal – first look review

By Hannah Strong

Riz Ahmed is on career best mode in this sensitive portrait of a metal drummer losing his hearing.

TIFF reveals eclectic Platform Competition line-up for 2019

By Charles Bramesco

The festival’s sidebar includes new films from Julie Delpy and Sarah Gavron, plus Riz Ahmed as a heavy metal drummer.

Have film audiences fallen out of love with the western?

By Christina Newland

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.

The Sisters Brothers

By Hannah Strong

Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly saddle up for director Jacques Audiard’s lighthearted western.

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What superhero movies taught me about journalism

By Henry Bevan

From Lois Lane to Eddie Brock, the role of the intrepid reporter is often reduced to a cheap plot device.

Venom

By Adam Woodward

Tom Hardy sneers and sweats his way through this sanitised origin story of Marvel’s Spidey-bothering baddie.

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The Sisters Brothers – first look review

By Hannah Strong

Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly play gunslinging siblings in Jacques Audiard’s warm-hearted western adventure.

Watch the first trailer for Jacques Audiard’s western The Sisters Brothers

By Adam Woodward

Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal and John C Reilly star in the French director’s Oregon oater.

10 recent London realist films you should watch

By Lou Thomas

Contemporary stories offering a diverse mix of authentic, recognisable London voices.

Why I love Riz Ahmed’s performance in Four Lions

By John Wadsworth

The young actor carries the thematic weight of Chris Morris’ jihadist satire on his shoulders.

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