A man who has suffered from persistent fatigue recovers this week on Bird Island while a teenager falls for a troubled woman in film noir All Roads To Pearla. A marriage unravels in The Nest, a girl tries to keep her mother's absence a secret in Rocks - see what writer and director Theresa Ikoko and Sarah Gavron had to say about it - and punk reggae protest movement Rock Against Racism is profiled in White Riot. Two most excellent dudes are called upon to save the universe in Bill And Ted Face The Music, while a mixed race, same sex couple move to the wrong small town in Spiral. A preacher faces family conflict in Luz: The Flower Of Evil - see our interview with director Juan Diego Escobar Alzate - and there are virtual rereleases for werewolf comedy Dog Soldiers and Bong Joon Ho's d├ębut, Barking Dogs Never Bite, which sees an academic go to the dogs. All this, plus we're bringing you news and reviews from the Venice Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, the San Sebastian Film Festival and the Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh.


Laura Dern, Joyce Chopra and Joyce Carol Oates discuss Smooth Talk Link

Experimenting with quantum physics as a hobby leads to trouble in Shifter Link

"I found it really haunting" - Caroline Goodall discusses The Bay Of Silence Link

Trouble brews for an academic who is trying to get his paws on a yapping pet in Barking Dogs Never Bite Link

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The Pet Shop Boys explore a changing England.
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A documentary about the making of the original Ghostbusters.


Check out 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. We've also got a Streaming Spotlight on winners from San Sebastian, where The Truffle Hunters will screen. It will also screen at New York Film Festival, also currently under way, plus we're bringing you reviews from the Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh.


On the threshold Laura Dern, Joyce Chopra and Joyce Carol Oates on Smooth Talk

Finding her voice Caroline Goodall on bringing The Bay Of Silence to the screen

Guessing game Guy Maddin on Mr. Memory, Daniil Kharms and Stump The Guesser

Stay-At-Home Seven - September 21 to 27 Films to catch on the telly and streaming services this week

The insider Ruben Pla on moving from acting to directing with The Horror Crowd

Frightfest's October Cineworld event cancelled Online event will still take place

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We're bringing you news, reviews and interviews from the Venice Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, the San Sebastian Film Festival and the Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh.

We're looking forward to the Scottish Queer International Film Festival, Manchester's Grimmfest, the London Film Festival and Newfest.

We've recently been covering the Fantasia International Film Festival, London.horror festival Frightfest and LGBTQ+ festival Outfest LA.

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It's been a while, but the competitions are back. Win a Blu-ray copy of Koko-di Koko-da in our latest.