FILMS OUT THIS WEEK

The world is threatened by a cursed computer game this week in Max Reload And The Nether Blasters, there's giant crocodile action in Black Water: Abyss and frontier life presents moral challenges in Waiting For The Barbarians. Icelandic society is explored in Echo and philosophy meets romance in Around The Sun. A teenager is radicalised in Young Ahmed - we spoke to directors Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne - while another defies religious objections to stage a fashion show in Papicha, folklore collides with Guatemalan politics in La Llorona and authoritarianism in the Philippines is explored in A Thousand Cuts. Three kids investigate a disappearance in What We Found, while the arrival of a new computer leads to a woman discovering she's Peripheral - see our interview with director Paul Hyett. Ice hockey, gangsters and the fall of Communism feature in Red Penguins and the targeting of architecture in war is explored in The Destruction Of Memory.

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The main slate for this year's New York Film Festival has been announced Link #NYFF

A cosmonaut returns to Earth with a terrible secret in Sputnik Link

A seriously ill teenager falls for an older boy with addictions causing ructions in her family in Babyteeth Link

Pinocchio is given an Italian retelling by Matteo Garrone this week Link

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NEW DVD HIGHLIGHTS

Packshot of It Couldn't Happen Here on Blu-Ray It Couldn't Happen Here Blu-Ray Review
The Pet Shop Boys explore a changing England.
Packshot of Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters on Blu-Ray Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters Blu-Ray Review
A documentary about the making of the original Ghostbusters.

FESTIVALS

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, this week including Berlin Syndrome. We've also got a Streaming Spotlight on cat ladies in film - they're not quite what you might expect - plus we're bringing you coverage of the online programming from the virtual edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest, the US streaming edition of the Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema celebration and the Edinburgh International Film Festival online selection.

News

France’s new breakout star Lyna Khoudri leaps from Papicha to Wes Anderson

Stay-At-Home Seven: August 10 to 16 Movies to catch at home this week

Streaming spotlight: cat ladies Feline friendships in film

Kassovitz’s baptism of fire Star of The Bureau Mathieu Kassovitz recalls La Haine 25 years on

NYFF Main Slate selections announced Christian Petzold and Gianfranco Rosi among filmmakers with work selected

Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh programme announced New event will explore the island's history and culture

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