More likely to be remembered for its technical prowess than thematic power, Sam Mendes’ WWI picture, based on stories from his grandfather Alfred, nevertheless boasts a series...
So Long, My Son
Writer-director Wang ‘Beijing Bicycle’ Xiaoshuai’s panoramic and deeply affecting film charts the lives of a married couple and their friends over four tumultuous decades of c...
After the messy and extremely contentious sequel ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ writer-director Johnson regains a considerable amount of ground with this enjoyable murder mystery ...
Not the feminist reimagining of ‘Aquaman’ the title suggests, Russian director Kossakovsky’s globe-spanning documentary is as visually stunning as it is hard to quantify, bein...
Written by and starring troubled actor Shia LaBeouf, this semi-autobiographical picture about a child star and his relationship with his irresponsible and volatile father init...
Documentarian Greenwood has already profiled the lifestyles of the rich and careless in films such as ‘The Queen of Versailles’ and ‘Generation Wealth’. She’s hunting even big...
Director: Martin Scorsese Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Anna Paquin Harvey Keitel, Stephen Graham
Rendered in the suitably blue and grey palette of a 70s conspiracy thriller, this involving drama documents the investigation into the post-9/11 torture programme conducted by...
‘Theory of Everything’ stars Jones and Redmayne reunite for this visually gorgeous if fanciful slice of plucky posho porn. It begins at a London exhibition in 1862 where mild-...
Sorry We Missed You
Age has not mellowed eighty-three-year-old director Loach as he returns to the Newcastle of ‘I, Daniel Blake’ for this passionate and all too necessary critique of the gig eco...
Le Mans ‘66
This fun if slightly overlong racing drama outlines the efforts of the Ford Company to break Ferrari’s winning streak at the titular twenty-four hour race. Damon is Carroll Sh...
Judy and Punch
Shades of Monty Python in this ambitious but flawed Australian-made live action ‘origin story’ of the 16thCentury-spawned Punch and Judy puppet show. The setting is the small ...
London Film Festival Opening Night: The Personal History of David Copperfield
The 2019 London Film Festival gets off to a rousing start with this fun and frantic (almost too frantic) take on the Charles Dickens classic. Patel, leading a multi-racial cas...