We have seen a fair few British comedians direct feature films recently (Matt Holness, Stephen Merchant, Joe Cornish).
Under the Silver Lake is a weird film.
I am trying to refrain myself from using the word ‘dystopian’ to describe Ali Abbasi’s leftfield indie Border, but no other word is more befitting to explain a world carbon copy to ours with the slightest difference being the existence of humanoid looking trolls.
Since production began on Marvel’s first female-led superhero film, there have been agonising comments over whether the film would succeed or fail.
For his feature film debut, Turner prize nominated artist and photographer Richard Billingham shapes a striking, disquieting dive into his childhood memoirs, based on a previously published set of photographs, Ray’s a Laugh (1996).
Steven Knight (Locke, Peaky Blinders) takes several risks as writer and director of this film, stretching his talents into this sun-filled thriller that misses the mark that others have achieved so well.
Piercing reveals itself less the comedy of terrors suggested by the film’s trailer and more a surreal meditation on human desire.
There are many world-class resorts that claim to deliver the ultimate in luxury and relaxation, particularly in the Indian Ocean, but how do you sort out the pretenders from the champions? A study of the iconic Maradiva Villa Resorts in Mauritius might give us a clue on what to expect from a truly exceptional hotel.
Aisha’s husband passed away some time ago and having not dealt with her grief, we find her in an un-healthy daily pattern of being curled up in a duvet ball, in bed and in deep depression, unable to face normality.
Film-makers Hal Ashby and Bill Forsythe are whipped with the élans of Wes and Lindsay Anderson for this Brit indie debut from director Toby MacDonald.
Newbie director/ writer James Garner zooms in the struggle of young teenager Sarah Taylor (Liv Hill) having to take on burdens far beyond her age.
Despite having the tagline ‘The second one’ this is actually the fourth Lego movie in the franchise, though it follows on directly from the first film.
Last week a prominent conversion therapy campaigner David Matheson, came out as gay after spending decades coaching countless people back into the closet.
Based on the manga and anime of the same name, this passion-project for producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez delivers a film which honours the style of Japanese anime, right down to the over-sized eyes of Alita.
The distinction within journalism is sharply illustrated here in the biographical story of Marie Colvin, a war correspondent for The Times.
If Beale Street Could Talk is director Barry Jenkins’ third film, taking on the titular novel by James Baldwin.
Tabrez Noorani boasts an impressive IMDB page with producing credits for the likes of Slum Dog Millionaire, Life Of Pi, Lion and the first season of Netflix show Sense 8.
Adam McKay may just be starting a cult following in developing films which are high on factual accuracy yet also comedy.
Destroyer is a character driven story, told in non-chronological order, set around Nicole Kidman’s bad-cop Erin Dell.
Midway through Stan & Ollie, the titular comedy duo lament that nobody is going to the movies anymore, that people would much rather stay home in front of their television sets than go to the cinema.
Ben Wheatley diverts thematically with Happy New Year Colin Burstead, tackling less sombre terrain; a New Year’s Eve gathering opens a Pandora’s box of mayhem.