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Festivals

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

Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch’s adaptation of Paolo Cognetti’s novel tracks two boys’ deepening bond as men apart from society and at one with nature.

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
Reviews

Emergency digs high racial satire from broad frat-buddy jeopardy

By Jason Anderson

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

Conversations with Friends dampens Sally Rooney’s love quadrangle

By Ruairí McCann

Conversations with Friends dampens Sally Rooney’s love quadrangle
Reviews

The Essex Serpent draws Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston into its misty late-Victorian maws

By Kate Stables

The Essex Serpent draws Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston into its misty late-Victorian maws
Reviews

The Quiet Girl: silence turns tender for a young Irish family outcast

By Katie McCabe

The Quiet Girl: silence turns tender for a young Irish family outcast
Reviews

The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson is a harrowing Australian western told through a feminist, indigenous lens

By Ben Nicholson

The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson is a harrowing Australian western told through a feminist, indigenous lens
Reviews

Everything Everywhere All At Once shows life as an fathomless multiverse

By Ben Walters

Everything Everywhere All At Once shows life as an fathomless multiverse
Reviews

Vortex: Gaspar Noé divides and punctures a couple in their dotage

By Adam Nayman

Vortex: Gaspar Noé divides and punctures a couple in their dotage
Reviews

This Much I Know To Be True shows Nick Cave live and unchained

By Leigh Singer

This Much I Know To Be True shows Nick Cave live and unchained
Reviews

We’re All Going to the World’s Fair is a film that’s as captivating and scattered as the internet itself

By Nicole Flattery

We’re All Going to the World’s Fair is a film that’s as captivating and scattered as the internet itself
Reviews

Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness: An inventive trip through the Marvel universe

By Kim Newman

Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness: An inventive trip through the Marvel universe
Reviews

The Velvet Queen takes viewers on a quasi-mystical, indulgent search for a snow leopard

By Jonathan Romney

The Velvet Queen takes viewers on a quasi-mystical, indulgent search for a snow leopard
Reviews

The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent: A tongue-in-cheek caper that breaks on the rocks of self awareness

By Ben Walters

The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent: A tongue-in-cheek caper that breaks on the rocks of self awareness
Reviews

Happening is a gripping film about the realities of abortion in the 1960s

By Catherine Wheatley

Happening is a gripping film about the realities of abortion in the 1960s
Reviews

Revolution of Our Times: A powerful tribute to Hong Kong’s protest movement

By Tony Rayns

Revolution of Our Times: A powerful tribute to Hong Kong’s protest movement
Reviews

The Northman is not your average swords-and-shields epic

By Beatrice Loayza

The Northman is not your average swords-and-shields epic
Reviews

Prayers for the Stolen captures the threat of an omnipresent drug cartel

By Maria Delgado

Prayers for the Stolen captures the threat of an omnipresent drug cartel
Reviews

You Are Not My Mother: an unsettling slice of folk horror set in the Dublin suburbs

By Katie McCabe

You Are Not My Mother: an unsettling slice of folk horror set in the Dublin suburbs
Reviews

The Andy Warhol Diaries is a sublime meditation on queerness, art and talent

By Nicole Flattery

The Andy Warhol Diaries is a sublime meditation on queerness, art and talent
Festivals

Compartment No. 6 forces a chalk-and-cheese couple into a cramped train carriage

By John Bleasdale

Compartment No. 6 forces a chalk-and-cheese couple into a cramped train carriage
Reviews

True Things: an uneasy psychological character study

By Rebecca Harrison

True Things: an uneasy psychological character study
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