The New Zealand-made The Babadook is a smart, inventive and genuinely terrifying psychological horror movie.
Andrey Zvayagintsev’s Oscar-nominated film Leviathan wowed the critics but enraged Russia’s ruling elite. Adam Lawrence explains why.
Xavier Dolan’s leap into the mainstream with Elephant Song comes up short against a lacklustre script and shrill melodramatics.
Set among Mile End’s ultra-orthodox Jewish community, Felix et Meira is a timely and sensitive study of love versus duty.
As American Sniper continues to fuel controversy, Adam Lawrence gets its woolly and evasive philosophy in his sights.
The clock is ticking for Marion Cotillard in the Dardenne Brothers riveting new film about humiliation and hope.
The Imitation Game is a clear bid to clean up at the Academy Awards. But don’t let that put you off. It’s a gripping and solid account of one of WWII’s most remarkable events.
Montreal documentarist Claude Demers returns to Verdun in a visually poetic search for elusive beginnings.
Foxcatcher, Bennett Miller’s follow-up to Moneyball, is a searing, thinking-person’s wrestling movie headed by a creepily-effective performance from Steve Carell.
More jaw-jaw than war-war, but Diplomacy is still a gripping addition to the Second World War movie genre.
Bird People caused a stir at Cannes, thanks to its Magic Realist depiction of bored characters longing to take flight.
To mark the release of Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, we pick the best, or just the weirdest, cinematic treatments of the Holy Book.
Actress Angelique Litzenburger unapologetically plays a hard-living version of herself in Marie Amachoukeli’s affecting new film.
Frank, an eccentric comedy starring Michael Fassbender, kicks off Dollar Cinema’s brave new venture showcasing overlooked new releases. Just don’t expect the luxury treatment.
After the Dark Knight trilogy, director Christopher Nolan plunges us into the dark matter of time, space and the end of the world. But does Interstellar achieve lift-off?