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...
What can this pic mean?
It means that a programme of artist films exploring the role of LGBTQI+ spaces as sites of resistance, community, desire and cultural significance is coming to the Star and Sh...
All arthouse roads lead to Keswick
It’s particularly lovely in Keswick from late February and into March, not least because that’s when the annual Keswick Film Festival will be taking place, and for their 20th ...
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...
Cold War: DVD and Blu-ray
The Crack’s Film of 2018 is out now on DVD and Blu-ray. Fancy that!
Proof that heartfelt intent does not always translate into good work, Idris Elba’s directorial debut ‘Yardie’, adapted from Victor Headley’s 1992 cult novel was an underwhelmi...
Greek director Lanthimos’s third English-language picture, a rollicking and bawdy period piece set in the early 18thcentury, sports more than a whiff of Peter Greenaway’s pois...
Monsters and Men
This hard-hitting but clumsily didactic Brooklyn-set drama takes its inspiration from two real life incidents that occurred in 2014: one, the shooting of young man Eric Garner...
Stan and Ollie
After all the glitz and flash of the festive season, this undemanding but appealingly heartfelt biopic, which traces the twilight career of much-loved comedy duo Laurel and Ha...