The ever-ingenious Larrain’s latest is a typically inventive, intelligent and refreshingly unorthodox biopic of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. It commences in 1948, when the poet,...
It’s spring! Get your shorts on!
The film festival Sunderland Shorts is back for its third year with a programme packing the best in micro movies from across the world.
Korean director Park Chan-Wook’s typically sumptuous and immaculately-executed adaptation of Sarah Waters’ 2002 novel Fingersmith relocates the story from Victorian London to ...
Technically brilliant and thematically rich, Egyptian director Diab’s follow-up to debut 678 is a formally bold genre-hopper, set entirely in the back of a police van, during ...
The Romanian (not so) new wave continues to impress with this involving and nuanced morality tale from Cristian ‘4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days’ Mungiu. Romeo Aldietti (Titienu)...
The debut picture from UK writer/director Alex Taylor is visually dazzling but frustratingly oblique and, at times, annoyingly affected. Set somewhere in the west county among...
This admirably austere Durham-set period piece, based on the Russian writer Nikolai Leskov's novella Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk, marks an impressive feature debut for theatre...
DVD : I, Daniel Blake
Out on DVD and Blu-ray and available digitally now, Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winning, Newcastle upon Tyne-set picture, the story of an unemployed man entangled in a labyrinthine...
DVD: Train to Busan
While not quite the UK sleeper hit mooted, director Sang Ho-Yeon’s Zombies-on-a-Train picture, a huge hit in its native South Korea, and out here on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD now, ...
Following the slight wobble of his France-set picture The Past, Iranian director Farhadi returns home, and is back on form, with this intense and beautifully-modulated moralit...
Indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt leaves her native Portland for smalltown Montana in this typically observant and low-key cinematic triptych, based on the short stories by writ...
Trespass Against Us
Committed performances from Fassbender and Gleeson are the chief reason to see this thematically overfamiliar but undercooked, and slightly TV movie-ish picture, set amongst t...
Subtlety-phobic, crazed auteur Paul Verhoeven’s latest is a typically provocative, darkly comic psychological thriller. Huppert is Michèle Leblanc, head of a video game compan...