Brawl in Cell Block 99
Unashamedly B-movie-ish but more than the sum of its bloody parts, writer-director S. Craig Zahler’s follow-up to his brutal western ‘Bone Tomahawk’, is a gripping tale of a r...
Last Flag Flying
Following his unapologetic depiction of male friendship in Everybody Wants Some!!, Richard Linklater charts the misadventures of another, older, set of blokes, in this impecca...
Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri
Irish writer-director McDonagh’s dark comedy drama is his most dramatically rich piece to date. Frustrated that the police have been unable to solve her daughter’s brutal murd...
Writer-director Payne’s follow-up to the funny, affecting Nebraska is an ambitious but flawed sci-fi satire. It starts off promisingly as Norwegian scientist Dr Jorgan Asbjorn...
Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, based on Molly Bloom’s memoir, sees the writer returning to his favoured subject: high-performing but flawed visionaries. Chastain is Bloom,...
While the latest squeamish comedy from writer-director Mike White explores a well-worn trope, it’s nevertheless a tart, funny take on white privilege. Stiller is Brad Sloane, ...
Attention film fans!
The wonderful Sunderland Shorts Film Festival are looking for more volunteers to help with the build-up and running of their next event, which is taking place from 3-5 May.
Pray silence please
The Gateshead Silent Film Festival features two classic films – The Cabinet of Dr Caligari and The Gold Rush – and, on the Saturday night, liquor and dancing at their very own...
The Disaster Artist
Based on the memoir by actor Greg Sestero, this wildly entertaining and strangely affecting picture recreates the shambolic making of the surreally inept cult picture The Room...
A disappointing air of déjà vu hangs over Austrian provocateur Haneke’s follow-up to the masterly Amour. The opening darkly comic sequence is classic Haneke, as footage is sho...
Blade of the Immortal
This may be his hundredth film (hundredth!) but there is nothing about Japanese director Takashi Miike’s supernatural martial arts adventure, adapted from the popular manga se...
Comedy rarely comes as uncomfortable as this study of extreme fandom in extraordinary circumstances. Saturday Night Live regular Kyle Mooney is James, a thirtysomething who li...
Set in the Brooklyn orthodox Jewish community with all dialogue in Yiddish, this melancholy but deeply humane picture charts the experiences of a Hassidic Jewish man strugglin...