Writer-comedian Simon Amstell’s debut feature plays like a mumblecore take on Woody Allen’s ‘Manhattan’ relocated to hipster Hoxton. Morgan is the titular character (and presu...
Festival: Sunderland Shorts
The Sunderland Shorts Film Festival is looming on the horizon and if last year’s event was anything to go by then we’re in for a real treat.
Out on DVD and Blu-ray to coincide with the rote, dull and overly hagiographic Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic ‘On the Basis of Sex’, this superior Oscar-nominated documentary, rel...
DVD: 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.
DVD/Blu ray: Disobedience
Based on the novel by Naomi Alderman, Chilean director Sebastián Lelio follow-up to his dazzling and stirring transgender character study ‘A Fantastic Woman’ is a more low-key...
South Korean director Lee Chang-Dong’s latest picture is an oblique but bewitching thriller adapted loosely from a short story by Japanese writer Haruki Murakmi. Jong-su (Yoo ...
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Adapted from writer Lee Israel’s memoir of the same name, this wildly enjoyable and intelligent comedy drama showcases a wondrous straight acting debut from Melissa McCarthy. ...
This amiable comedy drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between a racist Italian American bouncer and an African American musician, based on a true story, may so...
On the Basis of Sex
This rote and drearily dutiful biopic focuses on the formative years of liberal hero and Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, from her enrolment as a young Jewish woman...
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The animated Dragon trilogy wraps up with this dramatically satisfying and disarmingly stirring conclusion. Norse nerdy hero Hiccup has succeeded his father as ruler of the Vi...
If Beale Street Could Talk
For the follow-up to his melancholy masterpiece ‘Moonlight’, writer-director Barry Jenkins adapts James Baldwin’s ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, but what should be an ideal mat...
Australian actor-turned-director Edgerton’s second film is a heartfelt but uninvolving adaptation of gay writer Garrard Conley’s memoir of growing up in a conservative Christi...
For this affecting and darkly humorous character study, Italian director Matteo Garrone returns to the scuzzy, heightened social realism of his most celebrated work, crime pic...