“We were looking for actors that have a quite strong-looking face.” Above, Marcello Fonte in Dogman

Gomorrah director Matteo Garrone on his new film, Dogman – and aversion to violence

Michael Moore in Fahreiheit 11/9

Fahrenheit 11/9, Halloween, The Lonely Battle of Thomas Read, Dogman

Dogman

Review: The director of ‘Gomorrah’ tells a poignant story of small town life under the mob

Jamie Lee Curtis: holds the line in David Gordon Green’s Halloween

Review: Forget everything you knew about this franchise as Jamie Lee Curtis and Michael make a hokey return

Review: The really scary part is that there is so little Jack Black in this sequel

New this week: Touch Me Not, on limited release

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Nicolas Cage: his final scene will leave you reeling

Review: The actor gives the most heartfelt performance of his career

The astronaut’s wife: Claire Foy in First Man

New this week: First Man, Rosie, Mandy, 1945

Channing Tatum voices Migo, the  star character in Smallfoot

Review: Channing Tatum, Danny DeVito and rest of the voice cast prove capable

Ági Szirtes and Dóra Sztarenki in 1945

Review: Török’s imperfect feature has important things to say about historical guilt

New this week; Chris Hemsworth in Bad Times at the El Royale

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First Man: Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong in Damien Chazelle’s new film. Photograph: Universal/DreamWorks

First Man director Damien Chazelle on his new film and its wave of ‘un-American’ criticism

Egyptair’s Drew Barrymore interview drew fire for its unusual grammar and questionable content. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Many journalists present press conference comments as exclusive, and movie stars let them

Star power: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born

New this week: A Star Is Born, Tehran Taboo, Columbus, Under the Clock

Tehran Taboo

Review: Ali Soozandeh’s animated feature captures women’s lives in a repressive regime

John Cho and Parker Posey in Columbus. Photograph: Front Row Filmed Entertainment

Review: Modern architecture takes centre stage in this carefully calibrated debut

New this week: André Leon Talley in The Gospel According to André

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‘What, no one’s laughing?’ Rowan Atkinson in ‘Johnny English Strikes Again’

Review: Rowan Atkinson returns as the bumbling agent armed with everything but jokes

The Gospel According to André

Review: Appropriately ostentatious tribute to André Leon Talley, Vogue’s ex-editor-at-large

Out of her husband’s shadow: Glenn Close in The Wife

New this week: The Wife, Nureyev, The Meeting

New this week: Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart in Night School

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Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce in The Wife

Review: Close is favourite for the best actress Oscar – just ahead of Lady Gaga

Rudolf Nureyev: even when he wasn’t trying to lash out, he could do harm. Photograph: Getty

Review: Film charts Rudolf Nureyev’s journey from war-torn childhood to global celebrity

Glenn Close: “You start out and it’s just one rejection after another. You have to be really tough. You have to believe.” Photograph: Tony Cenicola/NYT

The Fatal Attraction star in changes in Hollywood and how her new film could see her finally bring home an Oscar

Is Donny (Steve Buscemi) a figment of Walter’s imagination? That is just, like, your opinion, man

The Coens’ 1998 comedy works as a caper but repeat viewings unwrap layers of meaning

Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro and Jack Black in The House With a Clock in Its Walls

Review: Octopus tentacles appear from the basement. A flatulent griffin lurks outdoors

Domhnnall Gleeson in The Little Stranger

New this week: The Little Stranger, Climax, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, M.I.A

Matangi/Maya/MIA is brilliant, engaging, witty, provocative

Review: Messy, wonderful documentary about Sri Lankan-born rapper MIA

Throughout, the odd couple banter and gently rib at one another

Review: Odd couple Agnès Varda and artist JR spread joy and magic around France

Climax: bacchanalian badness

Review: Unquestionably the dance-horror-musical event of the year

New this week: Agnès Varda in Faces Places

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Eli Roth: “I was not the popular kid. I was super weird. People made fun of me for being into horror movies.” Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

The once gore-happy director has made a kids’ film, The House with a Clock in its Walls

Constance Wu and Henry Golding in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’: ‘I definitely knew it was going to be very meaningful to a lot of people.’

Constance Wu on why representation matters, and how the summer hit is casting a new die for Hollywood romcoms

Argentinian-Italian director Gaspar Noé:   ‘I’ve always loved movies about perfect worlds collapsing. Like David Cronenberg’s first feature, Shivers. Or Titanic, because you see people partying and drinking champagne and then they are all going to die.’ Photograph:  Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

The enfant terrible of extreme French cinema is used to causing outrage, but is not sure how to react to the positive notices for (...)

Plains speaking: Brady Jandreau in The Rider

New this week: The Rider, Crazy Rich Asians, Lucky, A Mother Takes Her Son to Be Shot

Jason Mitchell and Trevor Jackson in Superfly (2018)

Review: The clothes are great, the fights well staged, but it doesn’t add up to a movie

Michael caine

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Brady Jandreau in ‘The Rider’: ‘I would definitely act again. I enjoyed it’

An accident ended his rodeo career, but his story was turned into a fine film, ‘The Rider’

Harry Dean Stanton: His performance, like many of his best-loved turns, is as craggy as it is soulful

Review: This quirky drama – Stanton’s last film – is really something to see

Review: The movie marks a welcome return for the giddy, glamorous Hollywood romcom

This lady’s not for turning: Chloë Grace Moretz in The Miseducation of Cameron Post

New this week: The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Black 47, Puzzle

A scene from ‘Under the Wire’

Review: Chris Martin’s film honours its subject but is frustrating on many levels

James Frecheville and Hugo Weaving in Black ’47: “This is almost an anti-western in that it is told from the side of the Apaches,” says the film’s director, Lance Daly

Irish director Lance Daly has made his Famine film as a revenge tale in the vein of ‘Unforgiven’

New this week: American Animals

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Barry Keoghan and Evan Peters in ‘American Animals’

The action unfolds at breakneck speed, with thriller timing and nervy acting

Desiree Akhavan:  “I don’t have an agenda – I just have stories I want to tell.” Photograph: Desiree Navarro/WireImage

Sundance winner ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ tells the story of a teen forced into ‘gay conversion’ therapy

Forrest Goodluck, Chloë Grace Moretz and Sasha Lane in The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Review: Chloë Grace Moretz, Forrest Goodluck and Sasha Lane in a Sundance-winning drama

Saoirse Ronan is this-is-how-you-act-in-Chekhov good. It’s not enough

Review: Chekhov’s testy play stubbornly refuses to congeal into a movie shape

Love in a cold war climate: Tomasz Kot in acclaimed Polish drama Cold War

New to the screen this week: Cold War, Searching, I Dolours, C’est la Vie, Upgrade

Logan Marshall-Green in Upgrade

Review: A nifty bit of film-making trading on contemporary AI paranoia

C’est la Vie: Despite a fine, fun, multicultural ensemble cast, not every character and subplot here is gold, but the film breezes along so amiably that its weaker moments never grate.

Review: It’s a shame this obvious crowd-pleaser is getting such a limited release

Tomasz Kot and Joanna Kulig in Cold War

Review: Two compelling people attempt to rekindle a flame that can only burn both

Idris Elba during the making of Yardie, his directorial debut

His directorial debut, crime saga 'Yardie', brought him back to his 1980s London youth

John Cho stars in Screen Gems’ thriller Searching.

Review: John Cho equals Ford and Neeson in the ‘What have you done with my wife/daughter?’ stakes

New this week: Betty Gabriel in Upgrade

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Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould standing with dirty shirts in a scene from the film ‘M*A*S*H’, 1970. Photograph: 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images

Tara Brady: He makes you forget he’s acting, and is the best thing in every film he’s in

Leslie David Baker and Joel McHale star in The Happytime Murders

Director Brian Henson on the puppet sex workers, drugs and ejaculation

Black is beautiful, baby: John David Washington and Laura Harrier in BlacKkKlansman

New this week: BlacKkKlansman, Alpha, The King, The Spy Who Dumped Me

Tonally and narratively, Luis and the Aliens is a dog’s dinner

It’s hard to believe the makers of this atrocious continental mess once won an Oscar

You couldn’t say this entirely unfocused film isn’t without insight or incident

Review: Eugene Jarecki’s ill-defined documentary is random but never dull

Keda (Kodi Smit-McPhee) with Alpha

Review: Kodi Smit-McPhee is magnetic in an all-ages action flick about a boy and his wolf

New this week: Kodi Smit-McPhee in Alpha

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 Spike Lee   at the premiere  of his new film ‘BlacKkKlansman’   in   California. “I hope that this film can give some little extra push or touch or anything to get people to register to vote.” Photograph: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

His 25th film tackles US racism but director says far right's rise a global phenomenon

Intimate in Asunción: Anna Ivanova and Ana Brun in The Heiress

New this week: The Heiresses, Equalizer 2, The Guardians, The Eyes of Orson Welles

There’s not a single frame of this drama that might not hang in an art gallery

Review: As heritage pictures go, this French first World War drama is immaculate

New this week: The Eyes of Orson Welles

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Actor Denzel Washington and  director Antoine Fuqua. The Equalizer 2 marks their   fourth collaboration

US director says his heart lies with action movies like The Equalizer 2

The Heiresses

Review: Ana Brun is exquisite in this portrait of the faded glories of wealthy lesbians

Denzel Washington as a former super soldier Robert McCall

Review: It’s pulpy, it’s not deep but this sequel is certainly the equal of ‘The Equalizer’

From ‘The Image You Missed’

Donal Foreman’s film ‘The Image You Missed’ explores Arthur MacCaig's work filming the Troubles

Bad, bad neighbours: Under the Tree from Iceland, on select release

New this week: Under the Tree, Dog Days and Pope Francis, the man

Review: If you like watching youngsters getting nastily knocked off , this is your film

Sigurður Sigurjónsson in “Under the Tree” (“Undir trénu”). Photograph: Netop Films

A simmering neighbourhood feud lies at the heart of this killer Icelandic comedy

Vanessa Hudgens and Jon Bass in Dog Days (2018). Photograph:  Jacob Yakob/© New Tricks LLC

Review: We award this movie an extra star, just for the the chihuahua in the pink helmet

New this week: Unfriended: Dark Web

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All at sea: Jason Statham in The Meg

Film review: It’s fun, but neither good fun or bad fun, it just flounders in between

Luna in wonderland: Julia Jedlikowska in Sicilian Ghost Story

New this week: Sicilian Ghost Story, Ant Man and the Wasp, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies

Shannen Doherty,  Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker and Winona Ryder in Heathers

The 1989 dark teen comedy starring Winona Ryder is still up-to-the-minute 30 years later

It’s a bird, it’s a plane . . . it’s a fun, self-referential animated romp through the DC universe

All kinds of aphorisms are enlivened by Jonathan Rhys Meyer’s turn.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is sauve and calculating but it’s not enough amid clanging dialogue

Julia Jedlikowska in Sicilian Ghost Story

Based on the true story of a mafioso’s teenage son, this is a haunting, otherworldly love story

A scene from ‘Sicilian Ghost Story’

Film-makers Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza on mixing true life crime with fantasy

Evangeline Lilly as The Wasp/Hope van Dyne

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ is a part of Marvel's diversification trend

Daniel Kokotajlo’s Apostasy: inside the world of a Jehovah Witness family in Britain

New this week: Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Apostasy and Hotel Transylvania 3

Apostasy director Daniel Kokotajlo. “The film forced me to look at my own life.” Photograph: Curzon/Artificial Eye

Daniel Kokotajlo’s debut feature ‘Apostasy’ details a crisis of faith in the Witnesses. The 37-year-old has first-hand experience (...)

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Mission:Impossible –  Fallout

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Doctors and specialists are often as uninformed as their patients

The Bleeding Edge review: Documentary of US legal laxity is by turns startling and terrifying

Review: The most family-friendly and proudly silly of all the monster dynasties

Michael Peña in Extinction

Review: This is Netflix's latest big buy, but budgetary constraints tell throughout in this lesser dark skies effort

Meryl before she was mamma: Lily James in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

New this week: Mamma Mia!, Summer 1993, Boom for Real

Vincent Lindon in The Apparition – beats Tom Hanks in The Da Vinci Code anyday

Review: Dan Brown would have scoffed at the premise, but Vincent Lindon is impressive

New this week: Summer 1993, on limited release

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Jean-Michel Basquiat in Boom for Real. Photograph: Alexis Adler

Sara Driver’s film focuses on the underground scene that shaped Jean-Michel Basquiat

Generation Wealth review: Documentarian Lauren Greenfield is the David Attenborough of the super-rich

Review: The videos shot between 2003 and 2005, depict stacks of bloodied corpses, propaganda, and young men at play

Jean-Michel Basquiat: he “was like his own university. He was always gathering material and information and storing it.” Photograph: Alexis Adler/Magnolia Pictures

Sara Driver has made a fascinating chronicle of the late American artist’s formative years

Pixar power: Helen Parr (voiced by Holly Hunter) in The Incredibles 2

New this week: The Incredibles 2, First Reformed, Lost & Found, The Secret of Marrowbone

Review: You won’t see a more textured movie this summer than this Paul Schrader film

New this week: Adèle Exarchopoulos in Racer and the Jailbird

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Review: Liam O Mochain is at the centre of his omnibus film’s daisy chain of stories

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