A very human story in documentary form, we experience the full range of emotions in this energised, exciting and ultimately desperately sad tribute to Ayrton Senna, whose life was unnecessarily cut short in its prime.
An important contribution to the Fusion New Wave, Alma Har'el revisits the largely deserted Salton Sea, California, a failure of 1950's development expansion, for an intimate portrayal of its current offbeat occupants.
Kelly Reichardt's outstanding revisionist film positions itself between the cracks of the many irreconcilable contradictions falling at the heart of the Western genre and lays bare the myths that even today feed the deluded many in pursing that most fraudulent of ideologies, the American Dream.
Engaging portrayal of Margaret Humphreys' discovery of a disgraceful episode in our silent history when the British government arranged for approximately 10,000 children in care to be shipped off to Australia between the end of WW2 and 1967.
An oddball film that could so easily have been as shambolic as its central character, a throw back to the anti-heroes of 1970's New Hollywood, proves to be an insightful and amusing take on eventful moments that shape ordinary lives.
Sarah Polley's semi-documentary investigation strives for an approximation of the truth from various storytelling techniques, where many questions will always remain unanswered, and discovers some kind of a reality between emotion and memory.
Lively direction and superb performances paper over the cracks in Morten Tyldum's engaging account of Alan Turing cracking the Nazi's Enigma code and suffering an appalling legitimised persecution after the war.
Jafar Panahi's dignified act of defiance shot with an i-phone and small video recorder over a period of a single day in his apartment where he remains on house arrest for exercising a basic human right.
A film encompassing many themes, Sorrentino’s latest may take time to establish its reputation as a perceptive reflection on the relationship between the past and present and its implications for the future.
Laissez- faire economics has seldom looked more ugly than in the Dardenne Bros' quietly powerful and vital new feature where an ordinary worker is set to lose her job unless her colleagues forgo their bonuses.
Two very broken souls come together as strangers searching for an elusive redemption but neither is forthcoming; hiding instead behind half-truths and fallacies, unable to face the full glare of their wretched reality.
Modernist filmmaking is alive and well in this brilliant but disturbing new feature from Jonathan Glazer - his first for nine years - which combines mainstream horror's tension and video art's ingenuity during a compelling 108 minutes that turns the male gaze on its head.
The attention that Haifaa Al- Mansour's feature has received since debuting at Venice is as much to do with its winning blend of childlike charm and knowing subversion as with being Saudi Arabia's first film made by a woman filmmaker.
Lynne Ramsay's first film for 9 years, an adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s best-selling novel of the same name, marks a triumphant return for the hard-hitting Scottish filmmaker with a knack for transforming literary sources into a truly cinematic experience.
Christian and Muslim women in a remote Lebanese village conspire to prevent the menfolk from renewing hostilities on religious grounds but predictable set-pieces and gender stereotypes unintentionally reinforce the cultural norms under attack.
A portrayal of a real life whistleblower, who exposed an appalling systemic corruption that should have received far greater global coverage but slipped under the radar of public outrage with a little help from the perpetrators' friends in high places.
An engaging three-hander with smart dialogue and understated comedy transcending a contrived plot that has a thirty something man attracted to one sister before having the briefest of one night stands with another.
This follow up to Bigelow's Oscar winning political thriller, 'The Hurt Locker', contains the same urgency, immediacy and crucial vitality in its behind-the-scenes coverage of the biggest manhunt in history.