North America reviews


What She Said

'What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael': Berlin Review

Documentary about the career and influence of seminal film critic Pauline Kael


'Marighella': Berlin Review

A kinetic call to arms from Brazilian first-time director Wagner Moura, with Seu Jorge in the lead

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'Ghost Town Anthology': Berlin Review

An isolated, inward-looking Quebecois community struggles to cope with unexpected deaths and otherworldly appearances


'Watergate': Berlin Review

An epic documentary looks at duplicitous American president Richard M Nixon

Knives And Skin

'Knives And Skin': Berlin Review

The disappearance of a teen girl has a bizarre impact on her hometown community

Light Of My Life

'Light Of My Life': Berlin Review

After the world’s women are wiped out by plague, a father must protect his only daughter


'​The Kindness Of Strangers': Berlin Review

Lone Sherfig’s first US-set film opens the Berlinale

Hail Satan

'Hail Satan?': Rotterdam Review

Penny Lane’s entertaining documentary looks at new rise - or interpretation - of the horned one

Alita Battle Angel

'Alita: Battle Angel': Review

Robert Rodriguez and co-writer James Cameron bring Yukito Kishiro’s graphic novels to life

Miss Bala

'Miss Bala': Review

Remake of the 2011 Mexican crime drama starring Gina Rodriguez as a kidnapped American tourist

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'Harpoon': Rotterdam Review

Gung ho gore on a messy day out on a yacht from Canada’s Ron Grant

Corporate Animals

'Corporate Animals': Sundance Review

Demi Moore stars in this tale of a corporate retreat gone badly wrong


'Wounds': Sundance Review

Babak Anvari follows up ‘Under The Shadow’ with some shockingly uninspired jump-scares

Fighting With My Family

'Fighting With My Family: Sundance Review

Stephen Merchant’s directorial debut lands a punch

Official Secrets

'Official Secrets': Sundance Review

Gavin Hood’s smart political drama stars Keira Knightley as an Iraq War whistleblower.


'Relive': Sundance Review

This Blumhouse multiple timeline thriller stars a convincing David Oyelowo

Velvet Buzzsaw

'Velvet Buzzsaw': Sundance Review

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this Netflix art-world parody and horror film rolled into one

Cold Pursuit

'Cold Pursuit': Review

Hans Petter Moland’s English-language remake of ’In Order Of Disappearance’ stars Liam Neeson

Them That Follow

'Them That Follow': Sundance Review

Alice Englert and Olivia Colman anchor this tale of repression in an Appalachian sect

High Flying Bird

'High Flying Bird': Slamdance Review

Steven Soderbergh goes behind the scenes of the basketball business for this talky Netflix drama shot on an iPhone