Oscar-winning short film Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl) focuses on Skateistan, which recruits girls from impoverished region to not only teach them to skateboard, but to help them gain courage and life skills that will transcend skateboarding.
A parody of film noir, involving David Lynch interrogating a monkey, ultimately incenses our desire to be in on the joke.
Slim and Queen's first date pulls into a chaotic cul-de-sac when a cop pulls them over for a minor traffic violation. When the situation escalates, Slim takes the officer's gun and shoots him in self-defence. Now labelled cop killers in the media, Slim and Queen go on the run. The unwitting outlaws soon become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people all across the country.
Fable? Social satire? Genre-hopping and visual wit make for an arresting story of greed and class discrimination, in Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, cinema’s worst-kept secret.
‘What made your last keeper leave?’ More to the point, what kind of man seeks out a thankless life of labour and isolation? While storms rage, Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse shimmers with brilliance, in this close-quarters tale of two men all at sea.
In light of its success at the BAFTAs, For Sama co-director Ed Watts spoke to us about his collaboration with Waad Al-Kateab, who documented the deluge of Aleppo alongside the birth of her daughter, Sama.
'I was thinking about the old love stories between our grandparents or great grandparents in Iran; how passionate and spontaneous they were, falling in love with just one look and then travelling for days to meet their beloved.' - Maryam Mohajer
'The film discusses questions regarding dementia and how society deals with it. I was trying... to communicate that a person suffering from this disease can still have a fairly good life and fun.' - Kathrin Steinbacher
It's BAFTA weekend and, in celebration of the art of animation, whynow spoke to the creators whose work is shortlisted for British Animation Short. Up first is Naaman Azhari and Lilia Laurel with 'The Magic Boat'.
This is Terence Malick’s meditation on the real-life story of conscientious objector Franz Jägerstatter, who refused to swear an oath of loyalty to Hitler. Would we really have had the guts?
Josh and Benny Safdie follow 2017's Good Time with another scuzzy New York crime thriller. Adam Sandler is on full-throttle death-drive, playing Howard Ratner, a monomaniacal, motormouth diamond dealer and gambling addict.
In Abner Pastoll's brutal third feature, Sarah Bolger is transformed into a gun-wielding quasi-femme fatale.
We sat down with director and photojournalist Seamus Murphy to talk about his and PJ Harvey's new film A Dog Called Money.
Eight teenage guerrillas take watch over an American hostage and a milked cow on a South American mountaintop. Alejandro Landes's Monos is a violent, stunning cinematic voyage.