Perhaps not the haunting social comment it might have been, but is nonetheless a sharp observation.
By Ailsa Caine
A poetic and improbably painful study of a 15-year-old hermaphrodite reaching a significant juncture in her sexual development.
By David Jenkins
Marjane Satrapi comes straight out of the underground and socks it to the big boys.
By Matt Bochenski
Playwright-turned-director Martin McDonagh's debut is darker than your average hitmen-in-peril comedy.
By Kevin Maher
Fans of Aki Kaurismäki’s ultra-deadpan composition and pokerfaced dialogue delivery will find much to admire here.
By Janey Springer
Juan Antonio Bayona’s film doesn’t buck the trend, but the whole endeavour is carried off with such sheen and panache that few will have grounds for complaint.
By Neon Kelly
Under the Bombs may not blow you away, but it certainly leaves a crater-sized dent in your conscience.
By Ed Stocker
As with Hou’s previous films, Flight recognises that real life rarely caters for the neat narrative arcs that cinema so often demands.