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.
A man recalls his rise from poverty in an Indian village to being a successful entrepreneur in The White Tiger Link
A pregnant woman is determined to tick off a bucket list before the birth...causing sparks with her partner in Baby… Link
Emmanuel Mouret's Love Affair(s) takes top awards at Lumières Link #Lumieres2021
As it was #PenguinAwarenessDay yesterday, we're bringing you penguins at the pictures as our streaming spotlight th… Link
NEW DVD HIGHLIGHTS
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.
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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