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Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino

Jeremy Clarke - 30-07-2019

A story of Hollywood set in 1969 mixes elements of historical truth with fictional events and characters to epic effect - in cinemas from Wednesday, August 14th [Read More...]
FrightFest @ Cineworld Leicester Square
Aug 22 – Aug 26 all-day
FrightFest @ Cineworld Leicester Square

FrightFest, also known as Horror Channel FrightFest, is an annual film festival held in central London over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The first event was held in the year 2000.

As its name indicates, the primary focus is on the horror genre. However, it has included a wide variety of movies that blur the boundaries of genre definitions.

Click here for more information about the event.

76th Venice International Film Festival @ Venice (Italy) - various venues
Aug 28 – Sep 7 all-day
76th Venice International Film Festival @ Venice (Italy) - various venues

The 76th Venice International Film Festival is organised by La Biennale di Venezia, and will take place at Venice Lido from August 28th to September 7th, 2019. The Festival is officially recognised by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Association).

The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote international cinema in all its forms as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. The Festival also organises retrospectives and tributes to major figures as a contribution towards a better understanding of the history of cinema.

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Open City Documentary Festival @ Centra London - various venues
Sep 4 – Sep 10 all-day
Open City Documentary Festival @ Centra London - various venues

Celebrating the art of non-fiction, Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers. We aim to challenge and expand the idea of documentary in all its forms. We provide a platform for emerging talent as well as established masters working within the documentary form.

The festival takes place over seven days in venues across Central London, and consists of international contemporary and retrospective non-fiction film, audio and cross media, as well as filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, workshops, networking and parties.

Just click here for more information about the event, and also for ticket sales.

Killer Kate!

Elliot Feld

Jack Hawkins - 14-08-2019

This American microbudget slasher is a real killer, but not quite in the way one would hope: it's simply painful for watch - in cinemas Sunday, August 18th [Read More...]

Cinema that bites!


Redmond Bacon - 13-08-2019

We sat down with the directing duo behind Space Dogs, an experimental and deeply disturbing doc depicting canine life in a never-seen-before way - live from Locarno [Read More...]


Christian Petzold

Victor Fraga - 17-02-2018

Just a little bit of history repeating? Audacious German film transposes Holoucast novel from 1942 onto modern Marseilles; the outcome is odd and yet bewitching - in cinemas Friday, August 16th [Read More...]

JT LeRoy

Justin Kelly

Victor Fraga - 29-03-2019

Kristen Stewart plays JT LeRoy's stand-in Savannah Knoop in film based on the latter's memoirs, adding yet another elusive layer of truth to the elaborate literary hoax saga - in cinemas Friday, August 16th [Read More...]

A Voluntary Year (Das Freiwillige Jahr)

Ulrich Köhler

Redmond Bacon - 10-08-2019

A drive to the airport turns hairy in awkward German black comedy A Voluntary Year, a brilliant tale of adolescent indecision and fatherly overbearance - live from Locarno [Read More...]


Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell

Victor Fraga - 07-08-2019

Two million Palestinians attempt to live their lives as normal, despite the horrific conditions to which they are subject - in cinemas Friday, August 8th [Read More...]


Sophie Hyde

Eoghan Lyng - 07-08-2019

Old friends and party animals Laura and Tyler brave the streets of Dublin in search of freedom, mischief, cocaine and... er... wedding dresses - in cinemas Friday, August 2nd [Read More...]

The White Crow

Ralph Fiennes

Michael McClure - 02-02-2019

The story of Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West becomes a British film directed by Ralph Fiennes, and it examines the ballet dancer's unapologetic "outsiderness" - now available on VoD [Read More...]


Yorgos Lanthimos

Redmond Bacon - 09-08-2019

Yorgos Lanthimos debuts his new short at Locarno Film Festival! A strange provocation from the Greek auteur, it needs to be watched again and again! [Read More...]

Back to Berlin

Catherine Lurie

Redmond Bacon - 22-11-2018

Detailing the journey of 11 bikers taking the torch to the 2015 European Maccabi games in Berlin, sombre documentary lays bare the worst atrocity to ever occur in human history - now available on VoD [Read More...]

Those bloody vegans!!!

DMovies' reader pours her heart out as she talks about Meet Your Meat the film that changed her life forever, in emotional statement.

Women don’t cower in silence!

Thais reveals the very dirty movie that made her become the strong woman and the empowered professional that she is now!

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