FILMS OUT THIS WEEK
Brad Pitt plays an astronaut travelling to the edge of the solar system this week in Ad Astra, while a family says goodbye to a beloved grandmother in The Farewell. A woman sets out to save bees in Honeyland, strippers plan a scam in Hustlers and a woman tries to get on with her life in war-torn Syria in For Sama - see our interview with co-directors Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts. A serial killer with multiple personalities takes on the cops who have caught him in Night Hunter, a black ex-con tries to build a new life in a white Wisconsin farming town in Halfway and a young carer makes a terrible discovery in Phoenix. All this, plus there's a rerelease for John Schlesinger classic Midnight Cowboy and we're bringing you reviews from the San Sebastian Film Festival and Fantastic Fest in Austin.
A 12-year-old explores the world through video with unexpected consequences in VHYes Link #FantasticFest
The rise of Franco is explored in While At War Link #67SSIFF
A man already struggling with relationship problems has to deal with a monster in After Midnight Link #FantasticFest2019
A troubled man starts to see the world differently in Corporate Monster Link - free to watch online
NEW DVD HIGHLIGHTS
The gatekeeper Matt Tyrnauer on Where's My Roy Cohn?
Edward Lachman and New York remember Robert Frank Photographer/filmmaker passed away aged 94
The magpie Lauren Ashley Carter talks fight scenes, troubled characters, animal inspiration and Artik
A cinematic runway Anna Sui on the influence of cinema and Dennis Nothdruft on fairy tales in The World Of Anna Sui
Forming a mountain Rick Alverson on Tye Sheridan, Jeff Goldblum, Udo Kier, and Denis Lavant in The Mountain
NYFF director Kent Jones to step down "Most of all I thank the filmmakers"
We're looking forward to the New York Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival, Manchester's Grimmfest, the Iris Prize Festival in Cardiff and NewFest in New York.
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