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.
Those familiar with Cannes selection of dramas will know it tends to skew toward simple narratives told in a realistic tone with great emotional depth.
The debut feature from director Nicolas Pesce is a stylized low-key horror feast that manages to suggest volumes by showing very little on screen.
Across his body of work, longtime Ken Loach collaborator and I, Daniel Blake writer, Paul Laverty has taken time to explore marginalised and often maligned people, prying apart the headlines of the right wing press and fighting back by creating people-centric counter narratives.
Following up 2013’s The Machine, Caradog James turns his directorial talents once more to low-budget genre fare in Don’t Knock Twice; a suitably spooky supernatural horror starring Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackoff.
These days it feels like romantic dramas about people with terminal illnesses are ten-a-penny.
Since 2014’s Maleficent, the trend for live-action remakes of animated Disney classics has, for better or for worse, persevered.
Director Olivier Assayas new feature Personal Shopper, much like its predecessor Clouds of Sils Maria, finds Kristen Stewart in an assistant role.
Elle’s opening credits make that comfortable seat you’re in, a wasted fluffed up effort.
Kong: Skull Island, the umpteenth film about the monstrous king ape, is part of the Legendary Entertainment franchise that includes Gareth Edward’s 2014 film Godzilla.
When Catcher in the Rye’s Holden Caulfield says something just about killed him, he could’ve been talking about Reichardt’s films.
Low-key, gangster indie Trespass Against Us centres around a group of Irish travellers with a criminal bent.
Dance and musical are a big theme at this year’s Oscars with La La Land touted for numerous awards.
Simplistic in narrative but wholly complex in its emotion and effect, Kristóf Deák’s Sing is that rare kind of inspirational film, short or not, that lifts audiences right out of their daily lives.
Ruthless, ambitious and heartless, Dane DeHaan plays Lockhart, a corporate financier tasked with retrieving a rogue colleague who’s turned his back on the material world to instead seek…A Cure For Wellness.
Ennemis intérieurs is of the year’s most vital surprises.
In anybody else’s hands The Fits carefully thematic balancing act of the uncertainty and disorientation of early adolescence might not have worked.
Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese of Watertown Police never expected to find himself on a Hollywood film set alongside Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon and director Peter Berg.
Filmmaker Timo von Gunten’s La Femme et le TGV has found many adoring audiences worldwide and its Oscar Nomination in the Short Film category is sure to garner it many more.
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.
Nearly five years since the last Harry Potter movie came out, JK Rowling returns with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a prequel to the wizarding series that captured so many imaginations.