The early life of David Bowie is imagined this week in Stardust, a Soviet atrocity is remembered in Dear Comrades!, the surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr is explored in MLK/FBI 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. A Swede with Alzheimer's moves into a Thai nursing home in Mother and three generations of women face a sinister presence in Relic.


A hard-working brick factory worker faces the closure of his workplace and the fading of his dreams in The Wasteland Link

Calamity, A Childhood Of Martha Jane Cannary is to open Animation First Link

A law student returns to his Appalachian hometown in Hillbilly Elegy Link

MLK/FBI - on demand now - explores the US government's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King Jr Link

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Multi-textual examination of a mass-murder
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After leaving prison, a thief crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot a heist.


New Directors/New Films in New York has just finished, where The Killing Of Two Lovers screened.

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 is packed with modern Russian gems.


Why French cinema remains alive and well UniFrance head reflects on reactions to the virtual Paris Rendez-vous

Streaming Spotlight: archaeology on film Seven great films about digging up the past

Remembering Michael Apted Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Anne-Katrin Titze on the much admired director

Stay-At-Home Seven: January 11 to 17 Telly and streaming suggestions for the week ahead

Calamity, A Childhood Of Martha Jane Cannary to open Animation First Rémi Chayé films to screen at the French Institute Alliance Française

2021 Glasgow Film Festival launched Full line-up announced as screenings go online

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We're looking forward to this year's Glasgow Film Festival.

We've recently covered New Directors/New Films andTallinn Black Nights, DOC NYC, Sheffield DocFest, the London Korean Film Festival, Welsh horror festival Abertoir, New York's Newfest, the October edition of Frightfest, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival.

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More competitions coming soon.