Gibson’s beatification of pacifist medic Desmond T. Doss has major problems in the telling of his remarkable true story.
While taking few risks by leaning heavily on the iconography of the classic Star Wars trilogy, Edwards’ instalment is still a faithful and enjoyable return to that beloved galaxy far, far away.
True to form, Pilger’s 60th documentary film uncovers a potentially deadly global conflict and gives voice to those already resisting the latest expansion of US military power.
While Villeneuve’s adaptation of Chiang’s sci-fi novella is a fresh take on first-contact with extraterrestrial life, it becomes an uneven mix of fascinating concepts and American exceptionalism.
Sibert, Wagner and director-subject Sidibe’s intimate documentary affords a rare, humanising perspective into the hopes, fears and resilience of those attempting to scale the outer walls of fortress Europe.
In a searing indictment of austerity Britain, Loach exposes the struggle to retain dignity and humanity with equal bluntness and affection.
Andrews’ adaptation of David Harrower’s play ‘Blackbird’ is an unsettling cinematic experience but provokes broader discussion on the nature and consequences of sexual exploitation.