British writer-director Joanna Hogg’s latest tartly amusing take on middle-class angst, a semi-autobiographical dysfunctional love story, is her best picture to date. Byrne is...
Set in 1975 Argentina, just prior to the military coup, writer-director Benjamín Naishtat’s picture is an allegorically rich and palpably clammy study of corruption and corros...
The Shiny Shrimps
This very broad comedy about a gay water polo team hoping to make a splash at the Gay Olympics in Croatia was a surprise smash in France. Belgian actor Gob is Matthias, a Fren...
The Shock of the Future
Directed by a member of hip band Nouvelle Vague, starring the granddaughter of Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alma, and set in a 70s French apartment that looks like Hoxton circa now, ...
Writer-director Mark Jenkin’s visually audacious and timely picture chronicles the tensions between struggling locals and middle class recent arrivals as gentrification encroa...
Norwegian writer-director Camilla Strom-Henriksen’s striking debut is a deft weaving together of kitchen sink realism and psychological drama with fantasy and horror elements....
Pain and Glory
Semi-autobiographical but never self-indulgent, the latest from Almodóvar is an uncharacteristically low-key and autumnal meditation on love, ageing, family and the creative p...
Writer-director Batra revisits the Mumbai of his lovely 2013 epistolary picture, ‘The Lunchbox’ for another affecting tale of lonely souls making a connection in the big city....
German writer-director Petzold’s adaptation of Anna Seghers’ 1942 wartime novel transposes the story to a modern day setting but, audaciously, the plot details remains broadly...
The directorial debut from Daniel Graham is a frustratingly elusive meditation on music and absence. Dafoe is Paul, a composer who has travelled to a small Mexican village whe...
Completed by Russian director Serebrennikov while under house arrest, this striking and singular picture, about the rivalry between rival musicians in the early 80s Leningrad ...
Director Penny Lane’s irreverent & thought-provoking film profiles the burgeoning Satanist Temple movement in the USA. Headed by the sinister-looking but wry and erudite Lucie...
Whitley Bay Film Festival
All the big stars are coming to Whitley Bay this August in celluloid form as the 10th Whitley Bay Film Festival shouts lights, cameras, action!