★★★✰✰ Ennio Fantastichini, Francesca Cuttica and Juliet Esey Joseph star in The Arrival of Wang, a sci-fi that explores a translator’s relationship with an alien.
The Evil Inside is a fusion of East and West, fusing American slasher flicks with the creepiness of the Japanese supernatural genre.
★★★✰✰ South African film Beauty (otherwise known as Skoonheid) portrays an affecting, and even sinister, effect of later in life frustrations.
★★★✰✰ Alex Chandon, UK microbudget superman, presents Inbred, a tale based on the traditional “idiots get killed in the countryside” scenario.
★★★★✰ While porn stars may consider their trade to be a form of acting, it rarely leads to mainstream roles – what happens after porn ends?
★★★✰✰ Tetsuo II: Body Hammer isn’t a sequel per sé, more Shin’ya Tsukamoto’s reimagining of the original Tetsuo: The Iron Man.
★★★★✰ Zoe Kazan’s Ruby Sparks offers a refreshingly new and intelligent take on the rom com genre.
★★★★★ It’s 1987 and a small town girl arrives in Hollywood pursuing her dreams of being a rock star in musical Rock of Ages, starring Tom Cruise.
★★★★★ Tetsuo: The Iron Man is an iconic cyberpunk cult film and Shin’ya Tsukamoto’s first film to be shot on 16mm.
★★★★✰ Shin’ya Tsukamoto brings us Kotoko, an over-powering and emotionally fraught horror and forces us to watch a person’s mind fall apart.
★★★✰✰ Radioman has worked with Hollywood’s biggest talents and has been an extra in over 100 Hollywood films. This documentary explores the life of this mysterious man.
★★★✰✰ Set in a seedier Manchester than one may expect, 1960’s Hell is a City is a gritty tale of cops and robbers.
★★✰✰✰ Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough and Gillian Anderson star in Shadow Dancer, an adaptation of Tom Bradby’s thrilling IRA novel.
★★★✰✰ A man who’s just been released from a mental hospital gets a job at an ice cream parlour in Some Guy Who Kills People.
★★★✰✰ City Slacker is a satisfying and uplifting tale of love, greed and family revolving around one woman’s desperate search for companionship.