Not quite the disaster forewarned, but David Bowie deserves better than this glum biopic/road movie that charts the pre-Ziggy artist’s first trip to the USA in 1971.
A gripping character study as well as illuminating historical drama, veteran Russian director Konchalovsky’s latest picture revolves around the massacre
The Macaluso Sisters
Set over three acts, playwright Dante’s affecting second picture, adapted from her stage play, chronicles the fallout of a family tragedy reaching over decades.
Wonder Woman 1984
2017’s ‘Wonder Woman’ came as a pleasant breezy surprise, refreshingly free of the clutter and murk of the DC adaptations that preceded it
The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?
While this comprehensive documentary about the iconic Gibb brothers doesn’t really go to deep into the personal stuff, despite the leading title
Set over a hot Berlin summer writer-director Krippendorff’s second feature is an appealing and astute coming of age/coming out story.
Il Mio Corpo
This lyrical, understated and deeply empathetic documentary charts the experiences of two young men scrambling to survive in Sicily.
Based on his experiences as a youth worker, writer-director Blake’s impressive debut is a taut, and well-played coming-of-age drama with striking visuals.
Murder Me, Monster
Cult status awaits this visually impressive but elusively allegorical supernatural thriller set in rural Argentina, pitched somewhere between Guillermo del Toro and David Lync...
Congratulations if you had offbeat Flemish comedy drama set in a nudist colony from the ‘Peaky Blinders’ director on your 2020 movie release card.
This tender and compellingly understated Israeli drama about a young single mother and her sick child is saved from the mawkishness of such fare as
Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan
Pop video pioneer & documentarian Julien Temple brings his usual bricolage brio and sense of mischief to this rousing portrait of Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan.
I Am Woman
First things first: this biopic of Helen Reddy was scheduled for release before her death on 29th September. Alas, this rote and lifeless retelling is not a great memorial.