FILMS OUT THIS WEEK
An elderly couple invoke dark forces this week in Anything For Jackson. Growing up is frustrating for kids who have to be 18 To Party, a pastor's daughter questions her faith in Disco and brothers are caught on opposite sides of a war in Trail Of Ashes. A crash survivor takes on an alien world in Dune Drifter and a ancient elixir sends an actor on the rampage in Beast Mode. Teenagers get more than they bargained for when they play the Game Of Death, a young Jewish man encounters a malevolent entity after agreeing to sit The Vigil, an assassin gets trapped in a stranger's body in Possessor and all-night petrol station attendants are stalked in Ringmaster - we spoke to director Søren Juul Petersen. Trouble breaks out on a building site in Concrete Plans, an actor tries to resurrect his wrestling career in You Cannot Kill David Arquette and Christian teenagers inadvertently release a succubus in Porno - see our interview with director Keola Racela. A man tries to rescue a marine mammal in The Walrus And The Whistleblower and the life of Filipina domestic workers is explored in Overseas - plus we still have reviews coming in from Tallinn Black Nights.
Filmmaking, game play and jealousy combine in Black Bear Link
Césars push back 2021 date to March for live, celebratory event Link
An exiled Syrian returns to his homeland after his brother is taken by security forces in The Translator Link #POFF24
The Social Dilemma addresses the subject of social networking Link
NEW DVD HIGHLIGHTS
If you're looking for inspiration about what to catch at home, try 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, plus this week's Streaming Spotlight looks at cinematic representations of disabled people.
Stay-At-Home Seven: November 30 to December 6 Films to look out for on TV and streaming services this week
Streaming Spotlight on disability in film Disabled characters as we rarely see them
Director puts femmes to the fore Martin Provost on Juliette Binoche, gender divisions and revolution
Dreams of reality Jason Neulander on perception, reality and breaking the rules in his debut Fugitive Dreams
Césars on the move France's Oscars delayed to March for live celebratory event
Slamdance announces largely virtual line-up Festival also shifts to February for 2021 edition
Festival season is now over for this year as we move into awards season, but we still have reviews coming in from some of this year's most celebrated events.
We've recently covered Tallinn 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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