FILMS OUT THIS WEEK
The life of a gymnast is turned upside down this week in Perfect 10, a cancer-stricken teenager fall for a drug dealer in Babyteeth and a woman recovering her sight begins to question her relationship in All I See Is You. There's a threat from space in Russian thriller Sputnik, a flu pandemic leads to desperate measure in Before The Fire, sleep becomes deadly in Mara and there's a new adaptation on Pinocchio in cinemas. The world is threatened by a cursed computer game in Max Reload And The Nether Blasters, there's giant crocodile action in Black Water: Abyss and frontier life presents moral challenges in Waiting For The Barbarians. Icelandic society is explored in Echo and philosophy meets romance in Around The Sun. A teenager is radicalised in Young Ahmed - we spoke to directors Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne - while another defies religious objections to stage a fashion show in Papicha - see what star Lyna Khoudri told us about it. Folklore collides with Guatemalan politics in La Llorona and authoritarianism in the Philippines is explored in A Thousand Cuts. Three kids investigate a disappearance in What We Found, while ice hockey, gangsters and the fall of Communism feature in Red Penguins and the targeting of architecture in war is explored in The Destruction Of Memory.
"I want to represent women enjoying sex, unapologetically" - Wendy Jo Carlton on Good Kisser Link
We take a look at Richard Linklater's Dazed And Confused Link
The New York Film Festival is to start eight days earlier than originally planned Link #NYFF
NEW DVD HIGHLIGHTS
Check out our latest weekly column, the Stay-At-Home Seven, which suggests films you can watch on UK TV or streaming services in the coming days, this week including Berlin Syndrome. We've also got a Streaming Spotlight on cinematic heists, plus we're bringing you coverage of the online programming from the virtual edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest, the US streaming edition of the Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema celebration and the Edinburgh International Film Festival online selection.
Kiss and tell Wendy Jo Carlton on exploring different kinds of attraction in Good Kisser
Streaming spotlight - it's a steal This week we're looking at cinematic heists
France’s new breakout star Lyna Khoudri leaps from Papicha to Wes Anderson
Stay-At-Home Seven: August 10 to 16 Movies to catch at home this week
Kassovitz’s baptism of fire Star of The Bureau Mathieu Kassovitz recalls La Haine 25 years on
58th New York Film Festival to start eight days early Festival will open on 17 September
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