Protest Song

Lee Daniels, the director of ‘Precious’ and ‘The Paperboy’, returns with his latest biopic, ‘The United States vs Billie Holiday’, starring Andra Day as the legendary singer.

Glasgow Film Festival 2021: Round-Up

ASFF brings you coverage from this year’s Glasgow Film Festival, which is running online. Among the films covered are Nick Moran’s ‘Creation Stories’ and Chino Moya’s dystopian sci-fi.

5 to See: This Weekend

Discover the week’s latest film releases on demand, including ‘IWOW: I Walk On Water’, a powerful documentary self-portrait by artist, filmmaker and photographer Khalik Allah.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s film releases on demand, including ‘White Colour Black’, featuring ‘Top Boy’ star Dudley O’Shaughnessy, and Alex Winter’s ‘Zappa’, a doc about the iconoclastic musician.

Preview: Glasgow Film Festival 2021

Now in its 17th edition, the festival brings a selection of new movies to audiences online. Kevin Macdonald’s ‘The Mauritanian’ and awards-favoured ‘Minari’ are among the films on show.

Under the Surface

ASFF reviews the sublime black comic thriller, ‘I Care A Lot’. Rosamund Pike stars as a businesswoman exploiting vulnerable elderly people in the healthcare system.

Russian Roulette

Daria Geller co-writes and directs ‘Him & Her’, a contemporary adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s short story. Miriam Sekhon and Evgeniy Kharitonov play a couple in a troubled relationship.

February Previews:
Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

What’s new to the world of streaming? ASFF highlights the latest shows and films on Netflix and Prime Video, including drama ‘Behind Her Eyes.’

Slalom: A Review

French writer-director Charlène Favier makes her feature debut with ‘Slalom’. A harrowing drama about abuse, it stars Noée Abita as a 15-year-old girl with ambitions to become a ski champion.

5 to See: This Weekend

Find out what to watch on demand this week. New releases include ‘Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar’, a new comedy; ‘PVT Chat’, starring Julia Fox; and Cathy Yan’s ‘Dead Pigs’. Log on and stream.

Virtual Un-Realities

Rodney Ascher returns with another documentary. ‘A Glitch In The Matrix’ explores the idea of simulation theory, that all of us are trapped inside a sophisticated computer programme.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s film releases on demand, including the new movie from ‘Euphoria’ creator Sam Levinson. It features explosive turns from John David Washington and Zendaya.

Emotional Obsessions

Danielle Arbid (‘In The Battlefields’) adapts Annie Ernaux’s novella, ‘Simple Passion’. A story of a passionate affair, Laetitia Dosch plays a mother obsessed with a married man in Paris.

5 to See: This Weekend

ASFF surveys the week’s film releases on demand, including Ryan White’s documentary ‘Assassins’, the story behind the death of Kim Jong-nam; ‘The Capote Tapes’; and Sutton Hoo drama ‘The Dig.’

World Bending

It’s always interesting to watch directors move into the mainstream. Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s new film, ‘Synchronic’, is set in the world of designer drugs.

Preview: Sundance Film Festival 2021

This year, Sundance Film Festival, brings a mix of physical and digital screenings including first-time films from Rebecca Hall and Robin Wright and a new sci-fi thriller with Nicolas Cage.

5 to See: This Weekend

Discover our round-up of the latest and best film releases on demand, including New Zealand comedy ‘Baby Done’ starring Rose Matafeo and Matthew Lewis as an expectant couple.

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.