★★★★★ 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.
★★✰✰✰ A scientist enlists the help of the US army to investigate the disappearance of her father, deep in the Belizean jungle in Dragon Wasps.
★★★★★ Made in response to Stalin’s plans for collectivisation, Earth is about peasants owning their own land and tilling it as they please.
★★★★★ Arsenal, the second of Aleksandr Dovzhenko’s War trilogy, explores the process that the Ukraine underwent in its journey from agricultural idyll towards industrialisation.
★★★★✰ Zvenigora was Aleksandr Dovzhenko’s fourth film, but his first outside of the Russian studio system… we review the 1928 classic.
★★★✰✰ Taking a wide shot against the workings of American politics, The Campaign stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis.
★★★★✰ Barbara focuses on the internal workings of its characters, rather than the workings of the oppressive system that they inhabit.
★★★★★ Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis go toe to toe in Rian Johnson’s sci-fi action thriller where assassins kill people sent back from the future for monetary gain.