Reviews (11)

Fireworks

By Michael Leader

Despite some initial promise, this striking looking anime from director Akiyuki Shinbô quickly fizzles out.

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Only the Brave

By Elena Lazic

Miles Teller is the standout performer in this overly macho tale of an elite mountain firefighter crew.

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Logan Lucky

By David Jenkins

The return of the king – Steven Soderbergh is making movies again, and has delivered one of his all-time best.

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LoveTrue

By Aimee Knight

Bombay Beach director Alma Har’el serves up an intriguing painted poem of a film.

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Moana

By Alexia Stam

A feisty Polynesian princess takes care of business on the high seas in this delightful animated caper.

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The Greasy Strangler

By David Jenkins

A dreadfully silly serial killer movie involving crotchless trousers, an all-night car wash and lots and lots of grease.

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Mustang

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

An extraordinary modern fairy tale about femininity and sisterhood from Turkey’s Deniz Gamze Ergüven.

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The Wonders

By Adam Woodward

Alice Rohrwacher confirms herself as one of Italian cinema's brightest talents in this pollen-dusted family drama.

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Leviathan

By David Jenkins

One of the year’s most extraordinary films is an experimental documentary about North Sea fishing.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

By Matt Bochenski

Although Scott Pilgrim is a hyperactive feast, its greatest strength is its studied literalism.

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

By Limara Salt

The eagerly awaited Wolverine spin off will leave you feeling all too under whelmed.

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Articles (17)

LWLies 73: The Shape of Water

By Little White Lies

Dive into our latest print edition and explore the magical world of director Guillermo del Toro.

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water gets a wondrous first trailer

By Little White Lies

Take a fishy first look at the director’s upcoming Cold War-era fairy tale.

Guillermo del Toro dives into The Shape of Water

By Poppy Doran

The Crimson Peak director has teamed up with Sally Hawkins and Michael Shannon for a Cold War-set fantasy romance.

60 films to look forward to in 2018 – part 2

By Joe Boden

The latest offerings from Claire Denis, Steve McQueen and Harmony Korine complete our bumper 2018 preview.

Little White Lies contributors’ Top 10 films of 2017

By Little White Lies

Our writers select their favourite new releases from the past 12 months.

The 30 best films of 2017

By Little White Lies

From Lady Bird to Logan Lucky, these are our highlights from what’s been a mast year for new movies. How many have you seen?

The 20 best film posters of 2017

By Hannah Woodhead

From Lady Bird to Logan, Baby Driver to The Beguiled, we look back on another year of movie marketing mastery.

Guillermo del Toro: How Objects Tell The Story

By Luís Azevedo

To celebrate the release of The Shape of Water, we enter the fantastical world of the inimitable Mexican maestro.

How The Driver set the LA noir genre in motion

By William Carroll

Walter Hill’s cult film is full of intense car chases and silent antiheroes.

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are making a film about the Pentagon Papers

By Jack Godwin

The actor will star alongside Meryl Streep in political drama The Post.

The films of Martin Scorsese – ranked

By Little White Lies

A comprehensive guide to the directing credits of this great American auteur, from Mean Streets to Hugo, Taxi Driver to Silence.

The films of Woody Allen ranked

By Little White Lies

A comprehensive countdown of the great American writer/director’s complete filmography.

Does binge culture pose a serious threat to cinema?

By Tom Bond

Streaming services are supplying quantity and quality to a rapidly growing global audience. Can cinema keep up?

How When Marnie Was There evokes the melancholy of Lilo & Stitch

By Katherine McLaughlin

Studio Ghibli’s latest and Disney’s 2002 film both deal with themes of abandonment, alienation and loss.

The Danish novel that’s exactly like the Tree of Life

By Mark Asch

Everything is connected – including Peter Adolphsen’s ‘Machine’ and Terrence Malick’s 2011 film.

Does Sexy Beast contain cinema’s best description of love?

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Jonathan Glazer’s 2000 film mixes in a sweet, lilting romance with all the violence and swearing.

Why the swimming pool is the real star of A Bigger Splash

By Nick Chen

A shallow body of water harbours deep emotions in Luca Guadagnino’s scintillating Sicilian drama.


Festivals (5)

The Shape of Water – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Sally Hawkins finds a scaly suitor in Guillermo del Toro’s strange, sentimental snow globe fairy tale.

The 2017 BFI London Film Festival line-up has been announced

By Little White Lies

Luca Guadagnino’s Call My by Your Name and Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water are among the highlights of the 61st LFF.

Somniloquies – first look review

By David Jenkins

The directors of Leviathan return with a breathtaking character study of the world’s foremost sleep talker.

Frantz – first look review

By Katherine McLaughlin

François Ozon returns with a full-bodied tale of stunted romance and the pained legacy of warfare.


Interviews (2)

Steven Soderbergh: ‘There’s no new oxygen in this system’

By Matt Thrift

The American director discusses his long-awaited return to feature filmmaking with Logan Lucky.

Jack Fisk: ‘Alejandro wanted a mountain of skulls’

By David Jenkins

The legendary production designer reveals how he recreated the wilds of 19th century America for The Revenant.


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