New York Film Festival

Janet Planet – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Annie Baker's debut feature about a mother and daughter is magical and assured drama that announces the Pulitzer Prize winner as a filmmaking talent as well as a literary one.

Green Border – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Veteran filmmaker Agnieszka Holland offers a stirring, stark depiction of the refugee situation in Europe, as Syrians fleeing war face harrowing interrogation at the Polish-Belarusian border.

Personality Crisis: One Night Only — first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

New York Dolls frontman David Johansen takes the stage in Martin Scorsese's latest music doc.

A Cooler Climate – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

James Ivory reminisces about a youthful year spent in Afghanistan with this cozy archival documentary.

Walk Up – first-look review

By Weiting Liu

A filmmaker and his estranged daughter visit an old friend in Hong Sang-soo's latest riff on the connection between art and romance.

Mutzenbacher – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Ruth Beckermann enlists a hundred men to read passages from the controversial 19th century novel Josefine Mutzenbacher: The Life Story of a Viennese Whore.

Coma — first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Bertrand Bonello's bouncing off the walls in this free-associative grab-bag of early lockdown anxieties.

C’mon C’mon – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Joaquin Phoenix and newcomer Woody Norman play uncle and nephew in Mike Mills’ tender drama about a family in flux.

Întregalde – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Three aid workers are led on a detour through darkest Transylvania in Radu Muntean’s allegorical intergenerational drama.

The Tragedy of Macbeth – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Something Coen this way comes... Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in this innovative take on the Bard.

French Exit – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Michelle Pfieffer prowls the upper social echelons of Paris and Manhattan in this trifling take on Patrick DeWitt’s novel.

Red, White and Blue – first-look review

By David Jenkins

John Boyega astonishes in Steve McQueen’s exploration of systemic racism in London’s Met police force.

Mangrove – first-look review

By Rogan Graham

Steve McQueen’s film about the Mangrove Nine trial is a masterful evocation of political determination.

Lovers Rock – first look review

By Hannah Strong

The first instalment in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series is a soulful love letter to the West Indian dance scene in West London.

American Utopia – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Spike Lee’s film of David Byrne’s acclaimed Broadway performance is a transcendent cinematic experience.

Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman to open the 57th New York Film Festival

By Adam Woodward

The legendary director’s long-gestating mob epic will finally be unveiled 27 September.

The Lost City of Z – first look review

By Matthew Eng

James Gray returns with a deceptively traditional and wondrously transportive cinematic odyssey.

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