An American lawyer is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to defend a Russian spy in Steven Spielberg's much-anticipated Bridge Of Spies. And as the Oscar season starts to begin in earnest Todd Hayne's Carol - about a department store clerk who falls for an older, married woman is also released. Read what Cate Blanchett, Todd Haynes and Christine Vachon told us about the film. Three is the magic number for love in All About Them, Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as criminal-turned-informant Whitey Bulger in Black Mass and there's award-winning British action in Radiator, starring the late, great Richard Johnson. Children, meanwhile, can go on a prehistoric adventure with The Good Dinosaur, while Unbranded takes documentary fans on a journey by mustang across America. All this, plus we're bringing you coverage from the French Film Festival, which is playing at venues across the UK and Fokus: Films From Germany - a season running at various venues in Scotland.


Grímur Hákonarson on shooting Rams, the Oscar race, Icelandic co-operation & new films The County and Little Mosccow Link

The story of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe is told in The Danish Girl Link

The true story of The Boston Globe's probe into a Catholic Church child abuse cover-up is dramatised in Spotlight Link

We check out what's coming up at Horror-on-Sea in January Link

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Animated tale of a boy who loves cycling, his supportive Gran and a dog called Bruno.
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The heroes of the first Sharknado film are the only hope for the east coast of the US when a huge sharknado starts moving along it.


The French Film Festival UK has opened with All About Them. We're also reporting from DOC NYC.

We've recently been at London Film Festival, New York Film Festival, San Sebastian Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival. Plus we're looking ahead to Gijón Film Festival.


Taking stock Grímur Hákonarson on shooting Rams, running for the Oscars and Icelandic co-operation.

Scream tweens Sadie Seelert, Haley Murphy, Bridget McGarry, Blue Lindeberg, Mina Sundwall and Emma Adler on #Horror

For the love of birds Jay Roach on Trumbo and the cockatiel famous for Spartacus.

At the #Horror première On the red carpet with Timothy Hutton, Lydia Hearst and Waris Ahluwalia.

Independent Spirit Awards nominations announced Beasts Of No Nation and Carol among front runners.

Funding confirmed for HippFest Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema will return in March.

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We're bringing you all the latest from the French Film Festival UK, DOC NYC and Abertoir.

We still have reviews coming in from the New York Film Festival, the London Film Festival and the San Sebastian Film Festival.

Read our full for recent coverage.

Visit our festivals section.


To celebrate the release of The Legend Of Barney Thomson we've got a great bundle of DVDs up for grabs - including While We're Young, Drive and A Most Violent Year - in our latest . We're also giving away DVDs of Fallen Idol and Slow West.