Detroit

An animated prologue sketching the history of the ‘great migration’ of African Americans from the countryside to the industrialised ghettos of the city; a raid on a Detroit speakeasy; a concert...

Mindhorn

In the 1980s Richard Thorncroft (Julien Barratt) was a small-screen sensation as the titular star of Mindhorn, a television show set on the Isle of Man about a superhero detective whose bionic eye...

The Beguiled

After the bizarre misfire that was 2013’s The Bling Ring – a film that was ironically as vacuous as the celebrity-obsessed protagonists it attempted to satirise – director Sofia Coppola’s The...

Lola (1981)

What are we to make of Rainer Werner Fassbinder? If, in the year of a major BFI retrospective, the director’s reputation has been consolidated, our idea of the man himself is anything but fixed. To...

EIFF: Tokyo Idols

Screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017  Tokyo Idols provides a fascinating insight into the Japanese phenomenon of ‘idols’ – the thousands of anime-styled teenage girls...

La Strada

This month sees a nationwide reissue of Federico Fellini’s La Strada, in a visually delightful 2K restoration. Greeted with a mixed critical reception upon its initial release, the film’s...

The Red Turtle

The Red Turtle tells the tale of a nameless castaway and his relationship with the titular turtle, who repeatedly frustrates his plans to escape his desert island. And that’s all you need to know...

Raw

I should begin by clarifying that Julia Ducournau’s Raw is not for the faint-hearted. The camera greedily gorges itself on all things bodily, whether it be eye-licking, a pissing contest, animal...