British director Joe Stephenson’s debut, released earlier this year and out on DVD and Blu-ray now, adapted from Freddie Machin’s play, is one of 2017’s most striking debuts.
The Death of Stalin
Armando ‘The Thick of It’, ‘Veep’ Iannucci’s trademark satirical blend of torturous political machinations and profanity translates surprisingly well to 1953 Russia with this ...
The Glass Castle
Director Cretton reunites with Brie Larson, the star of his breakthrough picture Short Term 12, for this wildly uneven and misjudged adaptation of journalist-turned-author Jea...
This entertaining if slightly undercooked Kiwi documentary, or flockumentary, if you will, chronicles the rivalries and power struggles at the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and...
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
It should be impossible to make a boring film about diva Grace Jones, yet, somehow, Sophie Fiennes has managed it. Filmed over a ten-year-period, although we would never know ...
Slight in running time at a mere seventy-one minutes, and in content, Sally Potter’s clumsy comedy of manners is a tardy satire on New Labourite luvvies. Scott Thomas is Janet...
This British Scandinavian-set horror, adapted from the novel by Adam Nevill, sports the odd atmospheric moment of spookiness but ultimately feels derivative and anti-climactic...
The benevolent influence of writer-director Bill Forsyth pervades this very likeable and briskly-paced Scottish odd couple comedy meets road movie. Michael (Parry Jones) and T...
Despite the indie trappings, this New Jersey underdog tale is contrived ersatz schmaltz. Newcomer McDonald is Patricia Dombrowski, an overweight gas station employee with drea...
This adaptation of David Harrower’s 2005 play Blackbird sports a rich premise but never quite lands as a drama in its transition to the big screen. Mendelsohn is Ray, a mild-m...
Arab-Israeli writer-director Hamoud’s involving, feminist, cross-cultural drama chronicles the lives and loves of three disparate Palestinian flatmates living in Tel Aviv as t...
For about two thirds of its run this thriller, the directorial debut from Taylor Sheridan, writer of last year’s excellent Hell or High Water and Sicario, is assured, absorbin...
Dennis Skinner: The Nature of the Beast
This documentary about the veteran eighty-five-year old left wing parliamentarian Skinner, aka The Beast of Bolsover, often veers into hagiography, but serves as an instructiv...