FILMS OUT THIS WEEK

You can feel the force as Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes blasting into cinemas this week. Christmas gets creepy in Better Watch Out, a young man finds there's a lot more to his childhood hero than he thought in Brigsby Bear and Jake Gyllenhaal plays a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing in Stronger. A widower has to fight for custody of his son in Menashe - see our interview with writer/producer Alex Lipschultz - while a samurai helps a girl seek revenge in Blade Of The Immortal, a musician meets a mermaid in Lu Over The Wall and Ai Weiwei meets refugees from around the world in Human Flow. Michael Haneke explores the private lives of the bourgeoisie in Happy End, a child with a facial deformity explores the world in Wonder, the making of famously bad film The Room is dramatised in The Disaster Artist, one of America's foremost trade unionists has her story told in documentary Dolores and EU security is the subject of Europe At Sea. There are re-releases for The Muppet Christmas Carol and A Matter Of Life And Death. All this, plus we're bringing you coverage of the French Film Festival.

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We're currently bringing you reviews from the French Film Festival in the UK, where Ismael's Ghosts is part of the selection.

We've recently been covering Made In Prague, Welsh horror festival Abertoir, the London Korean Film Festival, DOC NYC, the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival and the San Sebastian Film Festival.

News

Taking the waters Samuel Maoz and Lior Ashkenazi on Foxtrot

World of difference Writer/producer Alex Lipschultz on the challenges of making Menashe

'I am part of the problem' Director Morgan Spurlock details past sexual misconduct in statement

Disney and Fox confirm deal $52.4bn deal could transform the film industry

Horror and fantasy film studio launches in Scotland Hex Media aims to nurture diverse voices with new project

Handia leads field for Goyas Basque drama receives 13 nominations

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We're bringing you news and reviews from the French Film Festival UK.



We're looking forward to next year's Glasgow Film Festival.



We've recently been covering Made In Prague, Welsh horror festival Abertoir, the London Korean Film Festival, DOC NYC, the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, the Cambridge Film Festival, the London East Asia Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and the London Film Festival.



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