This 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival programme is now up, and it's epic! Among the festival's distinctive mix of groundbreaking cinema from all over the world, this year's programme will see a total of ten world and two international premieres in its main competition section, a multitude of fresh documentaries, debut films from Europe's hottest new directors, and screenings of timeless classics from Barry Levinson, Milos Forman, Richard Linklater and more.
Scarlett Johansson is on board for the new WWII satire Jojo Rabbit directed by Taika Waititi.
Love, Simon is an amusing teen romcom that wins because of its gay protagonist, even if it is sickly sweet and sentimental at times.
Delirium is a run-of-the-mill supernatural thriller that uses the same old tropes for the same old scares. It feels like it should have been released 20 years ago.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is a refreshing (force free) entry in the Star Wars universe. An entertaining origin story that pays homage to the original character but also stands firmly on its own.
OK, dear readers. I'm on my balcony drinking wine again, so naturally it's time for more of that personal word vomit. So, this feels like an age ago now. Before I was influenced by Aronofsky, Polanski, Tarkovsky, and other directors whose surnames end in 'ski', I was teenager obsessed with V for Vendetta.
Hereditary, the horror movie that's turning everyone's heads this festival season, is coming to Czech cinemas this summer... and has been dubbed by Time Out New York critic Joshua Rothkopf as 'this generation's The Exorcist'.