FILMS OUT THIS WEEK

There's chaos this week then a radio host is bitten by a rabid bat in Ten Minutes To Midnight, while the early life of David Bowie is imagined in Stardust and a Soviet atrocity is remembered in Dear Comrades! The surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr is explored in MLK/FBI, a director spills family secrets in Film About A Father Who, and prejudice in artificial intelligence is the subject of Coded Bias. Sisters compete over a man who might be a vampire in Climate Of The Hunter - see our interview with director Mickey Reece - while a young man visits a troubled friend in Poe adaptation The Bloodhound and a woman flees a killer in Hunted. A theme park built around a volcano proves to be a mistake in Skyfire and rebels prepare to take on alien wizards in Battle In Space: The Armada Attacks. There's a home invasion in For The Sake Of Vicious - see what directors Gabriel Carrer and Reese Eveneshen had to say about it - while a woman tries to survive a pandemic and worse in Before The Fire, and a bizarre rite of passage comes into play in Ham On Rye. Meanwhile, a Swede with Alzheimer's moves into a Thai nursing home in Mother.

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A man recalls his rise from poverty in an Indian village to being a successful entrepreneur in The White Tiger Link

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NEW DVD HIGHLIGHTS

Packshot of Polytechnique on Blu-Ray Polytechnique Blu-Ray Review
Multi-textual examination of a mass-murder
Packshot of Le Cercle Rouge on Blu-Ray Le Cercle Rouge Blu-Ray Review
After leaving prison, a thief crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot a heist.

FESTIVALS

New Directors/New Films in New York has just finished, where The Killing Of Two Lovers screened.

If you're looking for inspiration about what to catch at home, try our weekly column, the Stay-At-Home Seven, which suggests films you can watch on UK TV or streaming services in the coming days, plus this week's Streaming Spotlight highlights penguins at the pictures.

News

Streaming Spotlight - Penguins at the pictures Films to pick up and stream this week

Bacri - 'flawless' mover and shaker of French cinema Partner of Agnès Jaoui bows out after struggle with illness

Stay-At-Home Seven: January 18 to 23 - Television and streaming picks for the week ahead

Why French cinema remains alive and well UniFrance head reflects on reactions to the virtual Paris Rendez-vous

Mouret takes top Lumière honours France’s Golden Globe winners revealed in Paris

OFCS awards nominations announced Da 5 Bloods leads charge

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



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