Dark, witty and utterly inspired, Švankmajer’s FAUST is a work of maniacal genius, writes Hannah Clarkson.
Alexander Payne demonstrates a humanity that has defined his career with his warm, humorous road movie NEBRASKA, writes Andrew Nickolds.
Say what you like about Francois Ozon: he constantly manages to wrong-foot you, writes Andrew Nickolds.
SAVING MR BANKS looks at the father-daughter relationship that inspired MARY POPPINS. Our relationships define us and the stories we tell, writes Alison Hicks.
Coming straight off his starring role in Godard’s A BOUT DE SOUFFLE, Belmondo here plays a more conventional type of crook in CLASSE TOUS RISQUES.
Stephen Frears’ emotional crowdpleaser boasts a memorable partnership in Steve Coogan and Judi Dench, writes Gavin Midgley.
Such a shame that great films like SO YOUNG, which show how Chinese culture has moved with the times, are not picked up by UK distributors, writes H. Chan.
Brothers: grim. Djamila Sahraoui’s civil war drama would strike to the heart of any mother, says Keith Braithwaite.
Not just a space romp: Bullock’s performance in GRAVITY has been compared to Maria Falconetti in Carl Dreyer’s THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC.
Both filmmaker and lead character strike a delicate balance between charisma and integrity in the excellent comedy MATERIAL, writes Alison Hicks.
A fifty-something couple on a mini-break: sounds a bit beige. But LE WEEK-END moves in whimsical waves of bohemia, writes Alison Hicks.
We may have reached one limit to what Benedict Cumberbatch can do – and it was beginning to look as if there weren’t any, writes Keith Braithwaite.
For a film that wrings such expertly orchestrated tension from real life events, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS turns out to be surprisingly unmemorable.
FILTH is a superbly lurid and comedically pitch black spiral down into a man’s mental hell, with James McAvoy on perhaps his best form to date, writes Jim Ross
An adult fairy tale set in the Spanish Civil War, EL BOSC (THE FOREST) combines an entertaining wartime drama with light touches of fantasy to great effect.