FILMS OUT THIS WEEK

Meryl Streep is back this week as a rock star mother in Ricki And The Flash. An American family holiday is interrupted by a coup in No Escape and dark secrets complicate friendship for Buttercup Bill, while a maid is visited by her estranged daughter in The Second Mother and teenagers look out for a sick friend in Me And Earl And The Dying Girl. A marriage comes under strain in the award-winning 45 Years and relationship difficulties are also highlighted in L'Eclisse, out on re-release. A teenage geek's college ambitions are threatened when he's set up with Dope and a stoned secret agent fends off assassins in American Ultra, plus there's a big-screen outing for Hitman: Agent 47, Zac Efron plays an ambitious young DJ in We Are Your Friends, and the story of NWA is told in Straight Outta Compton. A tower block is infested in Zombie Fight Club, there's a re-release for brutal criminal biopic Bronson, and in the documentary corner, Teesdale farmers are Addicted To Sheep. All this, plus we're bringing you coverage of the Venice Film Festival.

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A Latina chef falls in love with Japanese food in East Side Sushi Link - coming soon in the US.

Meryl Streep plays a prodigal mum in Ricki And The Flash Link

We take a look at southern gothic, twisted romance Buttercup Bill, out in the UK tomorrow Link

We take a look at Michealangelo Antonioni's will they, won't they off-kilter romance L'Eclisse Link

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We're currently bringing you coverage of the Venice Film Festival, which opens with Baltasar Kormákur's climbing thriller Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley. We'll soon be reporting from San Sebastian, Deauville, London and New York.

News

Last girl standing Tyler Shields on shooting Final Girl.

All she surveys Alex Ross Perry and Elisabeth Moss on women, laughter, food, insanity and Queen Of Earth

Stepping out Chen Shiang-Chyi talks about her role in Tsai Ming-liang's Exit.

London announces line-up Galas include Brooklyn and Trumbo.

Mad Max wins FIPRESCI Grand Prix George Miller will collect critics' award in San Sebastian.

Wes Craven dead at 76 Brain cancer kills legendary horror director.

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We're bringing you news and reviews live from the Venice Film Festival.



We're looking forward to the Deauville Festival of American Cinema, the San Sebastian Film Festival and the New York Film Festival.



We still have reviews coming in from Film4 Frightfest and the Locarno Film Festival



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