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5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s film releases on demand, including New Zealand comedy ‘Baby Done’ starring Rose Matafeo and Matthew Lewis as an expectant couple and Danish thriller ‘The Exception’.

Survial Instincts

Director Vadim Perelman return with ‘Persian Lessons’, starring Nahuel Pérez Biscayart as a Jew in Nazi-Occupied France who is sent to a concentration camp but survives execution.

Miracle Workers

From Chinese documentary film-maker Hao Wu, ’76 Days’ is a harrowing-but-hopeful film set in Wuhan, China, during the city’s lockdown in the first days of the pandemic.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s releases on demand, including Noël Coward adaptation ‘Blithe Spirit’, and Sam Pollard’s documentary about the FBI’s harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, ‘MLK/FBI’.

Super Star

Gabriel Range, co-scripting with Christopher Bell, brings us ‘Stardust’, starring Johnny Flynn as musician David Bowie in an early part of his career when he tours the US for the first time.

Meeting of the Minds

Regina King is the actress who won an Oscar for ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’. She now returns behind the camera with ‘One Night In Miami’, an adaptation of Kemp Powers’ play.

Loss and Love

Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Wéber, the team behind ‘White God’, make their English-language debut with ‘Pieces of a Woman’, following a couple who suffer the devastating loss of a child.

January Previews: Netflix and Prime Video

What’s new to the world of streaming? ASFF highlights the new shows and films on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, including a new French series from the creator of ‘Killing Eve.’

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s film releases on demand, including ‘Robin’s Wish’, a documentary about the final months of comedian Robin Williams, and Stanley Tong’s ‘Vanguard’, starring Jackie Chan.

Review: Best Films of 2020

While 2020 was a challening year for cinema, the art form still produced some wondrous films. Here is a selection of five of the best, including ‘Uncut Gems’ and Robert Eggers’ ‘The Lighthouse’.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s releases in cinemas and on demand, including the new family film from Robert Rodriguez, ‘We Can Be Heroes’, and David Osit’s documentary ‘Mayor’.

ASFF Video Library: 5 Documentaries

Meditating on the world around us, these multi-faceted films take viewers behind closed doors. Culturally rich, they spark dialogues with a range of timely topics. Discover 5 shorts to watch.

Bar Presence

Sibling filmmakers Bill and Turner Ross turn their eye on a Las Vegas dive bar named Roaring 20s for ‘Bloody Noses, Empty Pockets’, a drama-documentary all set over one night.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s releases in cinemas and on demand, including body swap thriller ‘Freaky’ with Vince Vaughn and South Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo’s latest ‘The Woman Who Ran’.

Final Frontiers

George Clooney directs and stars in ‘The Midnight Sky’, a drama adapted from the novel by Lily Brooks-Dalton in which the Earth has suffered an environmental catastrophe.

Festive Movie Round-Up

In need of some Christmas spirit? There’s no better way than treating yourself to a festive movie. ASFF rounds up the best Christmas movies to see as we round out the year.

ASFF Film Library: 5 Comedies

Comedy offers something for everyone, following unwitting characters through their day-to-day lives as they descend into unexpected moments. Discover 5 to see from our online video library.

Mother Love

Thomas Bezucha’s ‘Let Him Go’ stars Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as a married couple whose quiet life in Montana is uprooted when they lose their son.

Super Woman

Patty Jenkins, the director of ‘Monster’ and ‘Wonder Woman’, returns with her first sequel, ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, which sees Gal Gadot reprise her role as the DC Comics superhero.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s releases in cinemas and on demand, including Melissa McCarthy’s latest comedy ‘Superintelligence’ and the Chilean documentary ‘The Mole Agent’.

On the Other Side

Will Thorne makes his feature debut with ‘Silent Night’, a crime drama starring Bradley Taylor as Mark, a hitman fresh out of prison who is trying to reconnect with his daughter.

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