Life After Flash

July 3, 2018

A fascinating exploration into the life of Sam J. Jones, beginning with his name-making lead performance in the 1980 fantasy classic Flash Gordon, that establishes what makes Mike Hodges’ film so iconic and enduring. Sacked […]

Flammable Children (Swinging Safari)

June 27, 2018

A wild and energetically funny dose of Australian nostalgia, this sprawling comedy is wonderfully marshalled by writer-director Stephan Elliott (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert). This is a glossy and often wonderfully rude […]

Hochelaga, Land of Souls

June 24, 2018

800 years of history collide in Quebecois filmmaker François Girard’s sixth feature film Hochelaga, Land of Souls. While the present — in which Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny (Samian) is giving a talk on the discoveries […]

Incredibles 2

June 23, 2018

The Incredibles 2 picks up moments after the first film ended, with the Parr family of superheroes facing up to the villainous Underminer. The story then takes us back into a fantastical world where the […]

Papillon

June 23, 2018

Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek star in this harrowing and darkly inspirational updated film version of Henri Charrière’s acclaimed novel. They play prisoners shipped off to a remote penitentiary in 1930s French Guiana who decide […]

Calibre

June 23, 2018

Two lifelong friends Vaughn and Marcus, Jack Lowden (Dunkirk) and Martin McCann (The Survivalist) leave Edinburgh for an isolated Scottish Highlands village on a weekend hunting trip. After a night drinking with locals (who just […]

Luk’Luk’l 

June 21, 2018

The premise of Wayne Wapeemukwa’s faux-documentary is promising. Set during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the film tells the story of five individuals — Angel, Mark, Ken, Eric and Rollergirl — living in Downtown […]

Cold War (Zimna Wojna)

June 20, 2018

The first images seen in Pawel Pawlikowski’s latest feature (which won the best director award at this year’s Cannes) are the dishevelled faces of three peasants facing down camera as they harmonise a tale of […]

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