Harlem Nights

Barry Jenkins is back. The writer-director of the Oscar-winning Moonlight follows that triumph with this elegant adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel, If Beale Street…

Defiant Realism

Truth and fiction intertwine in Nadine Labaki’s Oscar-nominated Capernaum, an honest, reflective and powerful piece of cinema about a young boy’s life on the streets of Beirut.

Hidden Talents

James Gardner’s directorial feature debut Jellyfish centres on 15-year-old carer Sarah Taylor (Liv Hill), who with an unstable mother is forced to look after her two younger siblings.

5 to See: Drama at Sundance

Now that Sundance 2019 has ended for another year, we take a closer look at a selection of films that competed in the World and US dramatic competitions.

5 to See: Docs at Sundance

ASFF reviews some of the best feature-length and short documentaries shown in Park City, UT, this year. Including: Life in Miniature, Pahokee, All Inclusive, Walden and The Magic Life of V.

January Streaming Previews

This month, ASFF covers the latest in streaming previews from Amazon and Netflix, including Gerard Way’s alternative universe and Sundance premiere art satire.

Intertwining Tales

Olga Chajdas’s Nina is a story that sees the fates of two women, whose lifestyles couldn’t be more different intertwine. An unexpected connection forms between the two women.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five new feature films – four from America and one from South Korea – that are being released this weekend in cinemas. From animated adventures to real-life stories.

Literary Deception

A delicious and devilish real-life story, Can You Ever Forgive Me?feels like the sort of American indie movie from a bygone era. It’s a biopic of a biographer, a literary forger, Lee Israel.

Sundance 2019: 10 to See

With this year’s Sundance fast approaching, we’ve picked out ten of the most exciting films that are up for competition in Park City this year, from dramas and animations to first features.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five new films from around the world. One documentary and four narrative films, stories range from true tales of politicians and film directors, to fictional dramas.

Traversing Politics

Nominated for eight Oscars this week including Best Picture, Adam McKay’s Vice more than merits its success. It is an exhilarating political comedy-drama about the rise of Dick Cheney.

Remembering Bergman

For A Year in a Life, Jane Magnusson looks beyond the voice of the works to pursue an exploration of the complex personality, erratic behaviour and turbulent private life of the artist himself.

Exploring Addiction

Felix van Groeningen makes his English-language debut with Beautiful Boy, starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, in a true story of journalist David Sheff and his son.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five new films – four features and one documentary – that all set out to explore the human condition. Each film is packed with intellect, intrigue and narrative.

Royal Rivalry

Arriving just three weeks after Yorgos Lanthimos’ eccentric Queen Anne drama The Favourite, Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen of Scots can’t help but seem more traditional.

The Video Show 2019

Video content is integrated into culture, with one-third of online activity spent watching the moving image. The Video Show responds, debuting this March at the NEC, Birmingham.

5 to See: This Weekend

This weekend ASFF selects five new feature films from Britain, America and France. Four of them tell true stories – some famous, some not – while the fifth is a Gallic drama of reconciliation.

Political Recall

The first of two American political dramas to hit screens this month – the second is Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney tale Vice – Jason Reitman’s The Front Runner takes audiences back to 1988.

Double Act

Jon Baird returns to the big screen with Stan & Ollie, a loving tribute to Hollywood comedians Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly.