Shoplifters unfolds with Kore-eda’s trademark warmth and generosity, but there’s a sting in its tail.
Terror Nullius satirises white Australia, but good satire is more than plastering messages on a screen for an audience of converts.
Hotel by the River is a slight, but interesting experiment for Hong Sang-soo aficionados.
The Wild Boys is the kind of film that defies words.
Brothers’ Nest takes the scepticism underneath Kenny and allows it to fester and overtake the film.
Gus Van Sant’s latest, a modest biopic of cartoonist John Callahan, casually avoids biopic and addiction story tropes.
Bad Times at the El Royale is the sort of film that’s not supposed to get made anymore: a straight-up genre flick boasting a sizeable budget and A-list stars.