FILMS OUT THIS WEEK

A closeted gay man spends time with his strict religious family this week in 1985 - we spoke with director Yen Tan - while the story of a woman driven to murder is told in Lizzie. Lars von Trier explores the life of a serial killer in The House That Jack Built and documentary Free Solo sees a young man take on a 3,000ft climb without any safety gear. Golden Globe award nominee Robert Redford star as an elderly prison escapee in The Old Man & The Gun, an ordinary man attracts media attention when he needs a face transplant in Mug and, just in time for Christmas, there are rereleases for Die Hard, Home Alone and It's A Wonderful Life. All this, plus we have coverage of the French Film Festival UK.

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NEW DVD HIGHLIGHTS

Packshot of Secret Santa on DVD Secret Santa DVD Review
The Pope family’s Christmas Eve dinner goes horribly and hilariously wrong when someone puts something in the party punch causing everyone to tell the unvarnished truth at the already dysfunctional holiday reunion.
Packshot of The Blood Of Hussain on DVD The Blood Of Hussain DVD Review
The annual mourning procession for the murdered Hussain, grandson of the prophet Muhammad, is the setting for an allegorical tale of revolutionary struggle against injustice and oppression

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We're bringing you news and reviews from the French Film Festival UK, which opened with Sink Or Swim - watch the trailer reel above.

We've recently been at the Scottish Queer International Film Festival and the Marrakech Film Festival.

News

Stepping back to the Seventies Benjamin Naishtat chats about his genre thriller Rojo

An unseen world Lila Avilés talks about putting the focus on The Chambermaid

Saddling back up Chloé Zhao and Brady Jandreau on autism, training horses and The Rider

A world of intensity Luke Davies on Philip Seymour Hoffman, Heath Ledger, Anton Corbijn, Capote and Beautiful Boy

Inside Marvel S.T.A.T.I.O.N. We go on a mission with the Avengers

Home for Christmas Yen Tan on diverse casting, the AIDS epidemic and 1985

Sondra Locke dies Actress and director was 74

More news and features

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



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

We've recently been covering the Scottish Queer International Film Festival, the Marrakech Film Festival. the Talinn Black Nights festival, the Seville Film Festival, Welsh scarefest Abertoir, the Dunoon Film Festival, documentary focus DOC NYC, the Czech Republic's Made In Prague, the London Film Festival and the New York Film Festival.



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