xSometimes Always Never, directed by Carl Hunter, is a delightfully quirky film puzzle that revolves around Scrabble and that always-compelling national treasure Bill Nighy.
Thunder Road – Jim Cummings writes, directs and stars as Jim, a small-town cop negotiating multiple crises in this bittersweet comedy drama.
Sunset (Napszállt) by László Nemes is must-see, tour de force, immersive filmmaking that captures a chaotic watershed in 20th century European history.
In Birds of Passage, directed by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra, the violent birth of Colombia’s drug trade destroys a unique traditional culture.
Vox Lux, Brady Corbet’s second film, is the imagined biography of a fictional pop star played uncomfortably by Natalie Portman.
The exquisite Ash Is Purest White by Jia Zhang Ke, starring Tao Zhao in an extraordinary performance, follows the lives of its characters against the background of a rapidly transforming China.
Jessie Buckley is superb as an aspiring country singer determined to break from her past and get to Nashville in director Tom Harper’s Glasgow-set Wild Rose.
Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughan are cops going brutally rogue in Dragged Across Concrete, S. Craig Zahler’s third film after Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99.
The pursuit of artistic desire goes too far in writer/director Sara Colangelo’s slow burning drama The Kindergarten Teacher based on the 2014 Israeli film and showcasing a tremendous performance from Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Art and politics are uneasy bedfellows in The White Crow, David Hare’s story of ballet and defection, a directorial debut for Ralph Fiennes. The…Read More
Benjamin, written and directed by Simon Amstell, is a self-revelatory comedy of embarrassment and satire on arty pretension.
The Fight is actor Jessica Hynes’ down to earth but promising debut as director.
Foxtrot is director Samuel Moaz’s original, surreal black comedy of the paradoxes and contradictions of life in Israel and Palestine on the edge of war.