The Kid With a Bike is a fairytale, Dardenne brothers style. Bright, bold, and unashamedly emotional.
Lorna’s sham marriage to Claudy is getting in the way of her dreams of owning a snack bar. The film is a fraught drama that stays inscrutable till the end.
Baraka conveys all the beauty and emotion of a dream, guiding you through both the natural and human world. Not just a film, this is an experience to relish.
Clive Owen stars in psychological chiller Intruders, set in London and Madrid and directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.
Alain Resnais’ You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet is a clever fantastically acted piece that may prove a little too self-reflexive for some.
The Girl is an interesting yet unremarkable drama concerning Hitchcock’s obsession with a woman starring Toby Jones and Sienna Miller.
The Hunters, or Jägarna, is a well built and engrossing crime drama drawing on the huge talents of its cast and director to construct a simmering and tense thriller.
The Wolfman is a gut-ripping romp that has the most memorable transformation scene since An American Werewolf in London.
The fourth film in the official Dardenne brothers fiction canon occasionally veers into melodrama, but strong performances keep it steady (for the most part).
After a sniper murders innocent people in broad daylight a defence lawyer hires a trouble making ex-military policeman to investigate.
The Dardennes brothers’ The Son is a surprising story with perfect pacing and acting. Stunning.
Dark Nature is a decent enough little horror that squanders some of its charm with a lack of originality.
1940s LA fetishism writ large against scenes of carnage and wise-cracks. Unfortunately Paul Lieberman’s Gangster Squad isn’t as good as it sounds.
Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne’s Rosetta is brutal, hard going, but brilliant.
La Promesse is compelling and features some great naturalistic performances.