An author turns detective this week in Agatha And The Truth Of Murder, tales from New York's criminal underworld feature in Inner City Rats and racist murders in the US South are the subject of documentary What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire? A lawyer tries to save a death row inmate in Just Mercy, while a crime lord blackmails a mother into running dangerous errands in Acceleration and a group of kids encounter a psammead in Four Kids And It. Two brothers and a teenage girl try to dodge mob assassins in Clover, there's time travel with a twist in James Vs His Future Self and a girl begins to question her religious community in The Other Lamb. An unplanned pregnancy prompts a difficult journey in Never Rarely Sometimes Always and there's a strange pilgrimage in The Whalebone Box. Meanwhile, there's detective drama in Motherless Brooklyn and Knives Out, and a comedian learns to see the funny side in Standing Up, Falling Down. Plus there's a literary celebration in Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am see our interview with director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders - while the final work of Yves Saint Laurent features in Celebration - we spoke to director Olivier Meyrou.


An English traveller in the 18th century, encounters black magic and a dragon king in The Iron Mask


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A freshly released convict aims for a fresh heist.


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 Prisoners. We still have reviews and interviews coming in from the Glasgow Film Festival and, despite its cancellation, we'll be bringing you some reviews from BFI Flare.


Stay-At-Home Seven: April 6-11 This week's dose of films to catch on TV and UK streaming services

Streaming Spotlight - Spain Films to catch on demand

The watcher being watched Isabelle Huppert on Brendan Gleeson, Greg Kinnear, Frankie and Gabrielle

Real school of life Géza Röhrig on Jesse Eisenberg and shooting Resistance with Jonathan Jakubowicz

Film society launch short contest Festival of Solitude calls for entries

Cannes vetos digital option Festival director wants to preserve the big screen experience

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BFI Flare has been postponed and SXSW cancelled due to Covid-19, but we're still reviewing some of the films that were scheduled to show there.

We've recently been at the New York Rendez-Vous With French Cinema, the Glasgow Film Festival, the Berlinale, Scottish feminist festival Femspectives, and Sundance in Utah.

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Visit our festivals section.


More competitions coming soon.