For this affecting and darkly humorous character study, Italian director Garronne returns to the scuzzy, heightened social realism of his most celebrated work, crime picture ‘...
Director Moselle’s 2015 debut picture ‘The Wolfpack’ was a fascinating documentary about a band of siblings who had been locked in a Manhattan apartment recreating their favou...
This bold and visually striking rotoscoped animated drama explores sex, drugs and hypocrisy in contemporary Iran via three troubled protagonists. We begin with a jolt as we en...
There’s a genuine sense of dread pervading Matthew Holness’ feature debut, a psychological horror picture that elevates it above the mere pastiche one might have anticipated f...
A trio of excellent performances from Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce and Christian Slater elevate this otherwise flawed feminist-hued drama, based on Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 book. It...
DVD: The Nun
Following its showing at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and a subsequent short theatrical run, this spanking new 4k restoration of Jacques Rivette’s 1966 picture ‘...
The castle that dripped blood
Newcastle Castle have got all manner of spooky stuff going on in October, both theatrically and on the big screen. Read on for chills.
DVD: The Breadwinner
‘The Breadwinner’ is not only out on DVD but Blu-ray and Digital Download, too. Imagine! It’s an animated feature set in Afghanistan that has won a whole loads of rave reviews...
DVD: Le Crime de Monsieur Lange
Alongside twenty-four carat humanist masterpieces such as La Grande Illusion, The Rules of the Game, and Partie de Campagne, French director Jean Renoir helmed a number of com...
Writer-director Pawlikowski’s follow-up to his low-key masterpiece ‘Ida’ charts an ill-starred romance over a tempestuous period, running from the end of the 40s to the beginn...
The late, great Harry Dean Stanton gets a fitting send-off as the titular irrepressible small-town-dwelling old codger in this elegiac but whimsically amusing character study ...
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Iranian-American director Desiree Akhavan follows-up her amusing indie comedy ‘Appropriate Behaviour’ with this 90s-set drama adapted from Emily M. Danforth’s 2012 novel. More...
Early in this documentary about Mathangi ‘Maya’ Arulpragasam - aka rapper and songwriter MIA - she is asked what makes her such a problematic figure. She struggles to answer. ...