When Clio Barnard’s film The Selfish Giant was unveiled triumphantly at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight last May, more than a few critics bandied arou(...)

The Selfish Giant

Clio Barnard’s first film was so determinedly weird you left the cinema worrying if it might end up being a glorious one-off. The Arbor placed recordi(...)

Ancient cannibalistic religions have less eccentric calendars than does the movie universe. The long run-in and dreary aftermath to Christmas d(...)

From left: director Joel Coen and actors  Justin Timberlake and Garrett Hedlund  arrive for the premiere of Inside Llewyn Davis at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier

In James Toback’s frisky documentary Seduced and Abandoned , presented for the press yesterd(...)