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Reviews

Luzzu casts its net with a devoted Maltese fisher as storm clouds gather

Alex Camilleri’s impressive debut evokes the traditions and dwindling options for proud fisher and family man Jesmark as the tide retreats on his way of life.

By Nikki Baughan

Luzzu casts its net with a devoted Maltese fisher as storm clouds gather
Festivals

Holy Spider ensnares us in an Iranian psycho killer’s gruesome misogyny

By John Bleasdale

Holy Spider ensnares us in an Iranian psycho killer’s gruesome misogyny
Festivals

Triangle of Sadness: Ruben Östlund’s savage castaway satire finds humanity all at sea

By Christina Newland

Triangle of Sadness: Ruben Östlund’s savage castaway satire finds humanity all at sea
Interviews

Alex Garland on Men, his shapeshifting rural chiller: “All folk horror owes The Wicker Man something”

By Lou Thomas

Alex Garland on Men, his shapeshifting rural chiller: “All folk horror owes The Wicker Man something”
Festivals

Crimes of the Future: insurgent surgery with David Cronenberg’s plastic people

By Giovanni Marchini Camia

Crimes of the Future: insurgent surgery with David Cronenberg’s plastic people
Festivals

Aftersun peers through rosy girlhood memories to a father’s hidden gloom

By Leigh Singer

Aftersun peers through rosy girlhood memories to a father’s hidden gloom
Features

New ways of being: how queer Asian films are moving beyond identity politics

By Ren Scateni

New ways of being: how queer Asian films are moving beyond identity politics
Festivals

Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind lets the Killer try to shoot straight

By Leigh Singer

Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind lets the Killer try to shoot straight
Festivals

EO: Jerzy Skolimowski’s donkey fable decries human greed and folly

By Christina Newland

EO: Jerzy Skolimowski’s donkey fable decries human greed and folly
Festivals

Three Thousand Years of Longing teems with Idris Elba’s Djinn-soaked tales

By Leigh Singer

Three Thousand Years of Longing teems with Idris Elba’s Djinn-soaked tales
Festivals

Armageddon Time: James Gray reflects on his New York boyhood and loss of racial innocence

By Giovanni Marchini Camia

Armageddon Time: James Gray reflects on his New York boyhood and loss of racial innocence
Festivals

One Fine Morning: Léa Seydoux steps out as a Mia Hansen-Løve life-pilgrim

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

One Fine Morning: Léa Seydoux steps out as a Mia Hansen-Løve life-pilgrim
Reviews

Men encircles Jessie Buckley’s grieving widow with Rory Kinnear’s dead ringers

By Kim Newman

Men encircles Jessie Buckley’s grieving widow with Rory Kinnear’s dead ringers
Lists

Streaming watchlist: 10 LGBTQ+ films from East and Southeast Asia

By Christopher Brown and Yi Wang

Streaming watchlist: 10 LGBTQ+ films from East and Southeast Asia
Festivals

The Eight Mountains is a sublime saga of male friendship in the high Alps

By John Bleasdale

The Eight Mountains is a sublime saga of male friendship in the high Alps
Festivals

Enys Men: Mark Jenkin entrances with lichen on a phantasmic Cornish stone island

By Virginie Sélavy

Enys Men: Mark Jenkin entrances with lichen on a phantasmic Cornish stone island
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 20 to 22 May

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 20 to 22 May
Reviews

Emergency digs high racial satire from broad frat-buddy jeopardy

By Jason Anderson

Emergency digs high racial satire from broad frat-buddy jeopardy
News

Mark Jenkin’s new film Enys Men to be distributed by the BFI

Mark Jenkin’s new film Enys Men to be distributed by the BFI
From the Sight and Sound archive

RoboCop review: a flamboyant indictment of American society

By Sean French

RoboCop review: a flamboyant indictment of American society
Reviews

Top Gun: Maverick shows Tom Cruise can still get his rockets off

By Kim Newman

Top Gun: Maverick shows Tom Cruise can still get his rockets off
10 great

10 great films about poets

By Hannah Gatward

10 great films about poets
Reviews

The Innocents stages the moral growth of children with a supernatural twist

By Anton Bitel

The Innocents stages the moral growth of children with a supernatural twist
Festivals

Final Cut! makes a self-satisfied muddle out of its zombie-horror spoof

By Christina Newland

Final Cut! makes a self-satisfied muddle out of its zombie-horror spoof
News

Announcing July 2022 at BFI Southbank: Satyajit Ray, Glenda Jackson, In the Black Fantastic and more

Announcing July 2022 at BFI Southbank: Satyajit Ray, Glenda Jackson, In the Black Fantastic and more
Reviews

Tokyo Vice gives its crime-world probings the Michael Mann stamp

By Jason Anderson

Tokyo Vice gives its crime-world probings the Michael Mann stamp
Reviews

Benediction: Terence Davies’ Siegfried Sassoon portrait is a film of waning power

By Alex Ramon

Benediction: Terence Davies’ Siegfried Sassoon portrait is a film of waning power
Reviews

A-ha: the Movie finds Norway’s synth-pop legends still haunted by the fame dream

By Simran Hans

A-ha: the Movie finds Norway’s synth-pop legends still haunted by the fame dream
Features

Pleasures and pains of the flesh: women, physical autonomy and the New French Extremity

By Nikki Baughan

Pleasures and pains of the flesh: women, physical autonomy and the New French Extremity
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