Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, directed by a 24-year-old Chantal Akerman, is a masterpiece of minutiae, motherhood and misery.
Walter Hill’s The Driver (1978), reviled at release but now regarded as a classic, offers a cold and unsentimental genre film, complete with excellent stunt work.
A triumphant return to television from Lars von Trier, The Kingdom: Exodus, is hilarious, tongue-in-cheek and oddly fascinating.
Meet Me in the Bathroom seeks to immerse you in the New York rock scene of the early 2000s, in a film that is competent if not anything special.
Bertrand Bonello’s Coma delves into the mind of a teenage girl, bored senseless by France’s Covid lockdown, in a hectic stripped-down time capsule.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The Musical lacks the Dahlian menace and flair of its predecessor, though its musical sequences are delightful.
Javier Bardem excels as The Good Boss in a satirical farce of commercial ambition about a business owner who prides himself on being liked by his workers.
David Lynch’s Fire Walk With Me, the controversial part-prequel, part-sequel to Twin Peaks, is a chilling and enthralling journey towards inescapable tragedy.
Margaux Hartmann sees Emmanuelle Béart, resplendent as ever, shine in a character study of a widowed mature student in a time of spiritual crisis.