FILMS OUT THIS WEEK

This week sees three boys grow up in a tough neighbourhood in We The Animals while mutants take on aliens in X-Men: Dark Phoenix and an older woman struts her stuff at the disco in Gloria Bell. A talk show host finds her world changed when she hires a female writer in Late Night and four boys deal with a tragedy in Last Summer. In the documentary department there's a look at the work of artist Peter Howson in Prophecy, a profile of fashion designer Halston - see our interview with director Frédéric Tcheng - and a look at the consequences of Eating Animals. All this, plus there are rereleases for heist movie classic The Italian Job, Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan and Ealing comedy Kind Hearts And Coronets, and we're bringing you reviews and more from the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

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Experimental film Vulture zooms in on farm animals Link #edfilmfest

A former child star is kidnapped by a fan in Celebrity Crush Link

Documentary Bludgeon explores competitive Medieval combat in the modern world Link #edfilmfest

A dancer returns to her home town where her grandmother is dying in Mari Link

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NEW DVD HIGHLIGHTS

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A invitation to cross sexual boundaries leads a troubled young man into a dangerous world.
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An LAPD detective whose undercover work ended in tragedy is faced to confront her past when the leader of the gang she was embedded in re-emerges.

FESTIVALS

We're bringing you reviews from the New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival , where One Child Nation is screening, and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

We're also gearing up for the Karlovy Vary Film Festival and we've recently been to Sundance London and Sheffield DocFest..

News

Condensing language Timothy Greenfield-Sanders on Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, Lou Reed and what's in a gaze

Orbital dynamics Shelagh McLeod on working with Richard Dreyfuss, space, nursing homes and Astronaut

Zeffirelli - cinema’s master of opulence Cultural icon dies at 96

10 films to catch at Edinburgh Film Festival We pick some of our favourites from this year's line-up

Laughing and crying Laughing director Valerio Mastandrea and Chiara Martegiani on crying on cue

Picking up signals Antonin Baudry on Claude Lanzmann, Das Boot and The Wolf's Call

Julianne Moore to receive Karlovy Vary Crystal Globe Red carpet welcome for Affleck, Clarkson and Crudup

More news and features

We're bringing you all the latest from the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival.



We're looking forward to the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal.



We still have reviews coming in from Sheffield DocFest, Sundance London, the Cannes Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival.



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