Review: David Byrne’s American Utopia

Directed by Spike Lee and written by star David Byrne, documents the former Talking Heads frontman’s timely 2019 Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name. Also starring: Tendayi Kuumba, Mauro Refosco, Chris Giarmo and Daniel Freeman.

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Review: Friendship’s Death

Written and directed by Peter Wollen, in the 1970s, aliens send a female android diplomat to Earth on a mission of peace, she lands in war-torn Palestine instead of MIT by mistake and meets a friendly UK journalist there. Starring: Bill Paterson, Tilda Swinton, Patrick Bauchau, Ruby Baker and Joumana Gill.

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Review: After Love

Written and directed by Aleem Khan, set in the port town of Dover, Mary Hussain (Joanna Scanlan) suddenly finds herself a widow following the unexpected death of her husband. A day after the burial, she discovers he has a secret just twenty-one miles across the English Channel in Calais. Also starring: Nathalie Richard, Talid Ariss, Nasser Memarzia, Sudha Bhuchar and Nisha Chadha.

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Review: A Common Crime

Written and directed by Francisco Márquez, co-written by Tomás Downey, Cecilia (Elisa Carricajo) is a sociology teacher, one night the son of her maid desperately knocks on the door of her house but she doesn’t open it. The next day his body shows up having been murdered by the police and she begins to be haunted by the young man’s ghost. Also starring: Mecha Martinez, Eliot Otazo, Ciro Coien Pardo and Cecilia Rainero.

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Review: Possessor

Written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg, following an agent who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies – ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients. Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Tuppence Middleton, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Bean, Rosif Sutherland and Gabrielle Graham.

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Review: Bad Tales (Favolacce)

Written and directed by Damiano D’Innocenzo and Fabio D’Innocenzo, a few families living out on a limb in the suburbs of Rome, tensions here can explode at any time, ultimately it’s the children who bring about the collapse. Starring: Elio Germano, Tommaso Di Cola, Giulietta Rebeggiani, Gabriel Montesi, Justin Korovkin, Barbara Chichiarelli, Lino Musella, Ileana D’Ambra and Max Malatesta.

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