It’s been six years since the last Pirates film was released and rather than continue with another standalone instalment, this time the franchise harkens back to the original by building on the old cast as well as including some new blood.
Colossal is the latest foray into the writing/directing role for brilliant Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes) and jumps straight into a world of magic realism.
The Levelling is a telling of intense familial drama, written and director by newbie Hope Dickinson Leach.
Jawbone on first appearances is a rather macho affair with all its boxing, illegal fight clubs and Ray Winstones’s cockney boldness but in fact there are more universal themes at the core of this film, touching on topics such as alcoholism, poverty, homelessness, loneliness and loss.
An indescribable act of madness flummoxes the otherwise passionate and loving relationship between Viennese couple Stefan and Andreas.
If you’re still gestating Ridley Scott’s Prometheus unsure of whether it was exactly a welcome addition to the Alien family, Covenant may complicate things further.
Julian Barratt is Mindhorn, the Isle of Man’s finest TV detective, sporting a robotic eye which can literally see the truth.
Russian novella ‘Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District’ by Nikolai Leskov, receives a subversive make-over, through the eyes of director William Oldroyd.
The Promise is an epic across the Turkish and Armenian landscape, seeking to bring to light all the atrocities that happened in the Armenian Genocide at the fall of the Ottoman empire.
Fans of Egyptian director Mohamed Diab will be aware of his previous work Cairo 678 and his contemporary take on Egyptian culture and society.
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki is the latest feature length offering from acclaimed Finnish writer/director Juho Kuosmanen.
The Sense of an Ending hits the ground running with its leading cast.
The Fast and Furious franchise has continued to entertain way beyond its shelf-life, stretching out into the niche of spectacular spectacles and silly fun.
I Am Not Your Negro is an intimate telling of the American Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of one of its greatest figureheads; renowned activist and author James Baldwin.
In the world’s current political climate, Independent film – specifically ones that give representation to marginalised communities and themes – is more necessary than ever.
Polish director-cinematographer Michal Marczak ascends to Malickean heights of oneiricism in this beautiful though broadly irksome chronicle of self-absorbed youth.
Nearly 30 years after the original manga series, and over 20 years after the animated film, it’s striking how potent the world of Ghost in the Shell remains.
Touted as a biographical drama, Pablo Larraín’s Neruda avoids being a cradle to grave account.
London’s leading LGBT film festival BFI Flare, now in its 31st edition, runs from the 16th – 26th March, featuring classic and contemporary cinema from across the globe.
Filmmakers needn’t submerge themselves in so-called “gritty” subject matter to make their work relevant – far from it.
Perhaps best known for I Saw the Devil and The Good, the Bad and the Weird, director Kim Jee-Woon follows 2013’s The Last Stand with a wartime thriller set during the Japanese occupation of Korea.