My first question on coming out of Moonlight was: who is Barry Jenkins? Who made this beautiful, completely absorbing, and perfectly cast film about a young man growing up gay and in poverty in Miami? From the get-go the cinematography shows the confusion and instability of the world we’re entering.
If Tom Ford’s first feature, A Single Man, was clearly the work of a fashion designer, his new offering, Nocturnal Animals, displays his real calibre as a director.
You don’t have to be a film buff to guess what Snowden, the latest film from Oliver Stone, is about.
Your Name, Japanese director Makoto Shinkai’s latest animated feature, bubbles over with far more mirth than most of Studio Ghibli’s collection but nonetheless, comparisons have been drawn between both, as well as between him and the now retired Hayao Miyazaki.
All families are dysfunctional.
After shocking us with the unmissable, one-of-a-kind Troll Hunter, Norwegian director André Øvredal has become a talent you want to keep a close eye on.
It’s satisfying just to see Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling tap dance whilst simultaneously looking for their cars on the gargantuan Hollywood Hills really, but this is far from the highlight of Damien Chazelle’s latest film.
Across his body of work as a documentarian, Louis Theroux has covered a vast array of topics, groups and points of view, but there have been two simple constants: first, his chosen method, to enter groups, families and organisations to get to know the people involved on a personal level; second, his utterly unshakeable politeness.
A United Kingdom is filled with moments of deep, brittle, and slow-burning tension, as it explores the intertwining of race, class, politics, and love, in a story based on true events in the years following the Second World War.
This is another successful film from director Lone Scherfig (An Education), who has adapted Lissa Evans’s book Their Finest Hour and an Half with elegance and talent.
From the makers of Minions and Despicable Me, with a plot inspired whilst enjoying a pot of tea, comes the musical medley Sing.
Sour Grapes screened as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016.
Behemoth screened as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016.
Author: The JT LeRoy Story screens as part of Sundance London 2016.
Wiener-Dog screens as part of Sundance London 2016.
The Intervention screens as part of Sundance London 2016.
Tallulah screens as part of Sundance London 2016.
3Ben Wheatley has kept mostly to high concept fare in his films to date, but with BFI London Film Festival closer Free Fire he’s keeping things simple: 12 men (and woman), a lot of guns, a lot of money, and a single warehouse.
Some films nudge boundaries and others push against them with abandon.
Documentarian Jayan Cherian’s debut fiction feature, Papilio Buddha, proved so controversial that it was banned in his native India, despite international acclaim.
Opening with a succession of family photos depicting a young man’s transition to young woman, Carmin Tropical is a meditative, slow-burn murder mystery set in south east Mexico’s Juchitan, starring José Pecina as Mabel, a muxe (third gender) woman returning to her hometown following her friend Dani’s murder.