Trey Edward Shults’ contagion thriller plays out as an assured close-quarter psychodrama, anchored by a mesmerising turn from Joel Edgerton.
Bruno Dumont engages in a restless confrontation with the historical drama in his delightfully rewarding JEANNETTE, a musical biopic about Joan of Arc.
Mani Haghighi’s latest is the rare film that has the ability to remain eerie and abstract without becoming vague or untethered, and further evidence that Iran is one of the leading national cinemas when it comes to experimenting with film genre.
Morten Traavik’s truly unusual doc follows Laibach, the controversial Slovenian art rock band, on tour in North Korea.
One Thousand Ropes delivers insightful commentary on gender, intergenerational issues, and the Pacific migrant experience, while offering rich details of the complexities of Samoan culture.
Ildikó Enyedi’s Sydney Film Prize winner squanders its surrealist potential, shedding its focus on magical intimacy to establish a well-worn and simplistic romance.
Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation is yet another tale of corruption from Eastern Europe but it rises above the generic through its skillful structure.
Amat Escalante threads political critique into an inventive landscape of erotic horror, crafting a tense interpersonal fable underpinned by a stark sense of social realism.
Rumble attempts to crack open the lid on the repressed history of Native American involvement in 20th century pop and rock music.
Amit Masurkar’s darkly comic NEWTON is a brilliantly pointed take on Indian democracy.