Two women connect across generations this week in Pedro Almodóvar's Parallel Mothers, a former soldier gets out of his depth with a mother and daughter in Amulet, and the rivalry between humans and nature is explored in Taming The Garden. Three men imprisoned by the Apartheid regime attempt to Escape From Pretoria - see our interview with director Francis Annan - while a teacher finds her job on the line in Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn - check out our insider's guide. A con-man carny meets a dangerous woman in Guillermo Del Toro's Nightmare Alley, while Kenneth Branagh sets a family tale in the Belfast of his childhood, and Firouzeh Khosrovani creates a documentary portrait of her parents in Radiograph Of A Family. There are also family connections at the heart of Memory Box, a young woman discovers the dark side of Sixties London in Last Night In Soho, and an unlikely friendship forms in Even Mice Belong In Heaven. A boy chooses the wrong car in which to go on his First Date, a girl faces persecution in The Last Thing Mary Saw, while a horror legend is celebrated in Boris Karloff: The Man Behind The Monster, and footage from a famous expedition can be seen in South - Sir Ernest Shackleton's Glorious Epic of the Antarctic.


Packshot of Boris Karloff: The Man Behind The Monster on Boris Karloff: The Man Behind The Monster Streaming now on Shudder
Karloff, examining his illustrious 60-year career in the entertainment industry and his enduring legacy as one of the icons of 20th century popular culture.
Packshot of West Side Story on DVD West Side Story DVD Review
Musical transposes the story of Romeo and Juliet to the gang-ridden streets of New York.


We're bringing you reviews from Sundance, where Three Minutes: A Lengthening is screening. Our latest reviews also include Call Jane and Am I OK?.

If you can't get to the cinema, we have plenty of suggestions for films to watch on television and streaming services in our Stay-at-Home Seven, plus we're focusing on films about imposters in this week's Streaming Spotlight.


The magnificence of the heroine Maria Tatar on fairy tales and The Heroine With 1,001 Faces

Moving trees Salomé Jashi on the emotional draw of her documentary Taming The Garden and her approach to filming it

Flight and fight Shaunak Sen on making his documentary about two brothers' bird hospital in Delhi

On the rocks Nicolaj Kopernikus and Kim Magnusson on the Oscar-shortlisted Stenofonen

Sundance announces awards Nanny, Utama, The Exiles and All That Breathes take Grand Jury Prizes

The Outfit to open 18th Glasgow Film Festival Full film line-up revealed

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