Features

The best new music documentaries to look out for this year

By Patrick Gamble

Films about Betty Davis, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Milford Graves were among the highlights of the 15th edition of IndieLisboa.

In defence of funny women

By Lydia Figes

Female-driven comedies such as The Marvellous Mrs Maisel and Funny Cow are challenging archaic notions about women on screen.

Knife + Heart – first look review

By Manuela Lazic

A thriller set in the 1970s world of Parisian porn tries to intellectualise its seedy story, but misses the mark.

Burning – first look review

By David Jenkins

This monumental new work from South Korean director Lee Chang-dong was well worth the eight-year wait.

Dogman – first look review

By Adam Woodward

Matteo Garrone returns to the crime-stained streets of southern Italy for his latest social realist parable.

Mirai – first look review

By Michael Leader

This delightful Japanese anime is one of the highlights of this year’s Directors’ Fortnight programme.

Whitney – first look review

By David Jenkins

Kevin Macdonald offers a rich and revealing glance back at the life of troubled pop sensation Whitney Houston.

Under the Silver Lake – first look review

By David Jenkins

Andrew Garfield adopts the role of pop culture gumshoe in David Robert Mitchell’s eccentric LA noir.

Asako I & II – first look review

By David Jenkins

This poignant treatise on love at first sight is one of the best films in the 2018 Cannes competition line-up.

At War – first look review

By Ella Kemp

Cannes darling Stephane Brizé returns with a trudging, cacophonous insight into the guts of industrial activism.

The House That Jack Built – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Lars von Trier, provocateur at large, returns to the fray with a mad, bad and dangerous serial killer opus.

BlacKkKlansman – first look review

By Adam Woodward

Spike Lee’s latest interrogation of racism in America is his most entertaining and thought-provoking film in years.

Happy as Lazzaro – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Alice Rohrwacher brings a touch of rustic magical realism to Cannes with an enigmatic film about a young Italian farmhand.

Shoplifters – first look review

By David Jenkins

Another bittersweet bon-bon concerning the agreeable hum of domestic life from Japan’s Hirokazu Koreeda.

3 Faces – first look review

By David Jenkins

Movies and stories are everywhere in the beguiling new film by Iranian director Jafar Panahi.

Girl – first look review

By David Jenkins

This brilliant rites of passage drama from Belgium sees a trans girl fighting to become a career ballerina.

Climax – first look review

By Adam Woodward

It’s party time in Gaspar Noé’s latest about a dance ensemble’s dizzying descent into hell.

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