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Maisie

Lee Cooper
2022

John McDonald - 08-08-2022

Dirty gem of a documentary provides some vibrant insight into the life of Britain’s oldest drag queen - in cinemas, Curzon Home Cinema and BFI Player on Friday, August 5th [Read More...]

Arnold Is a Model Student (Arnon pen nakrian tuayang)

Sorayos Prapapan
2022

Redmond Bacon - 08-08-2022

This delightful and odd school-set Thailand satire asks if the revolution is even worth it — live from Locarno Film Festival 2022. [Read More...]

Medusa Deluxe

Thomas Hardiman
2022

John Bleasdale - 08-08-2022

Blackly comic thriller about a high-level hairdressing competition is a cut above the rest - British debut of rare promise shows at Locarno [Read More...]

A Perfect Day for Caribou

Jeff Rutherford
2022

John Bleasdale - 08-08-2022

Pristine black and white feature tells the tale of fathers and sons, lost and found, failure and connection - live from Locarno [Read More...]

My Neighbor Adolf

Leonid Prudovsky
2022

John Bleasdale - 08-08-2022

Offensive in its inoffensiveness, awkward comedy about a Holocaust survivor in Colombia and his strange new neighbour fail to impress one of our writers in Locarno [Read More...]

Fairytale (Skazka)

Alexander Sokurov
2022

Redmond Bacon - 06-08-2022

Dictators collide in this legendary Russian director's late period animation, equal parts beguiling and compelling — live from Locarno Film Festival [Read More...]

Declaration (Ariyippu)

Mahesh Narayanan
2022

Redmond Bacon - 05-08-2022

This Indian Covid-set immigrant factory drama shows how the coronavirus pandemic doesn't affect everyone equally — live from Locarno Film Festival. [Read More...]

Stone Turtle

Ming Jin Woo
2022

John Bleasdale - 05-08-2022

Malaysian director creates a multilayered blend of tragedy and horror about stateless refugee on a remote island - live from the 75th edition of the Locarno Film Festival [Read More...]

Beloved

Bishrel Mashbat
2022

John McDonald - 04-08-2022

A bitter marriage threatens to ruin everything, as two people become joyless cheaters and hypocrites - American indie shows in film festivals across the globe. [Read More...]

Lost Highway – 25th anniversary 4k restoration

David Lynch
1997

Steve Naish - 02-08-2022

A quarter of a century after its original release, David Lynch's real masterpiece receives a 4k restoration; the film continues to leave audiences disturbed, uneasy, confused, weirded out, immersed, amused, and even vulnerable [Read More...]

Prizefighter

Daniel Graham
2022

Eoghan Lyng - 20-07-2022

Boxing drama featuring Russell Crowe and partiaclly inspired by the life of Jem Belcher deliver emotional punches that hit harder than the physical blows to the head - on Prime Video on Friday, July 22nd [Read More...]

Donna

Jay Bedwani
2022

Eoghan Lyng - 18-07-2022

In this probing documentary with a sensibility akin to Oscar Wilde, a transgender playwright commits their most important tale to page and screen - in cinemas on Friday, July 15th; also available on Digital [Read More...]

Laurent Garnier: Off the Record

Gabin Rivoire
2022

John McDonald - 15-07-2022

Rockumentary about iconic French music producer and DJ blends informative history with unconventional framing techniques, to excellent results - now available on various VoD platforms. [Read More...]

Thor: Love and Thunder

Taika Watiti
2022

Eoghan Lyng - 10-07-2022

The fourth entry in the Thor series demonstrates a more searching character fighting a menace that's deadlier, and more expensive, than any he's fought before, yet the outcome is utterly predictable and soporific - in cinemas on July 8th [Read More...]

Ithaka

Ben Lawrence
2022

Liván García-Duquesne - 08-07-2022

The enigmatic character study of Assange’s father, John Shipton, is a masterful piece of filmmaking that will impress Assange's supporters as well as also those who don't like him - in cinemas on Friday, July 8th [Read More...]

Futura

Francesco Munzi, Alice Rohrwacher, Pietro Marcello
2022

Tremayne Miller - 06-07-2022

Insightful and courageous documentary investigates the future of Italy through a string of interviews with youngsters aged 15 to 20 - in cinemas on Friday, July 8th [Read More...]

The Long Rider

Sean Cisterna
2022

John McDonald - 22-06-2022

Authentic, intimate and raw documentary about an aspiring journalist’s 25,000km, eight-year incredible epic journey on horseback will move and grip you - from the Dances with Films Film Festival [Read More...]

Babysitter

Sonia Chokri
2022

Redmond Bacon - 21-06-2022

This Quebecois tale of toxic masculinity feels as unwanted as the acts it tries to make fun of — live from Transylvania International Film Festival. [Read More...]


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Inferno Rosso: Joe D’Amato on the Road to Excess (Inferno Rosso: Joe D’Amato Sullva Via Dell’eccesso)
More of a DVD supplement than a genuine film, horror and porn director Joe D'Amato is given a tribute that is only skin deep — live from Transylvania [Read More...]

Beautiful Beings
This moody, sensitive portrayal of Icelandic youth in the 90s is a difficult yet tender portrait of teen vulnerability — live from TIFF Romania [Read More...]

The Execution (Kazn)
An unpredictable and dark serial killer drama, this Russian film plunges us straight into the Soviet heart of darkness — live from TIFF. [Read More...]

The Balcony Movie (Film balkonowy)
The whole world is revealed to us from the smallest possible corner in this glorious Polish documentary — live from TIFF. [Read More...]

The Hole (Il Buco)
This descent into the third deepest cave in the world is a mesmeric cinematic experience — live from Transylvania Film Festival. [Read More...]

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