MODEST in its dramatic ambitions – and largely achieving them – The Time Of Their Lives is a bittersweet valentine to the transformative power of female friendship as seen through the eyes of elderly characters, who are usually relegated to supporting roles.
THE SALESMAN (12A, 124 mins) Released: March 17 Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi won this year's Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Feature for this slow-burning thriller and refused to attend the ceremony to collect his statuette as a political statement against Donald Trump's controversial immigration policy.
GET Out is a smart psychological horror "from the mind of" comedy specialist Jordan Peele (one half of comedy duo Key & Peele) which expertly taps into America's ever-present racial tensions while paying homage to a swathe of genre classics including The Stepford Wives, Society and Night of The Living Dead.
THE Belfast Film Festival unveiled its full programme earlier this week, which will kick off on March 30 at Movie House Dublin Road with a gala premiere for comedy spoof Mindhorn, starring Mighty Boosh man Julian Barratt.
HE'S back, and this time he's staying on home turf: King Kong, the most famous ape in movie history – sorry, Clyde – returns in Kong: Skull Island, an all-star action flick set in the giant gorilla's Pacific Ocean-based native land.
BELFAST'S most classic movie-friendly cinema brings another blast from the past back to the big screen this month with a pair of 20th birthday shows for Quentin Tarantino's 1997 crime flick Jackie Brown.
WITH its full programme still yet to be announced, the Belfast Film Festival has already created a serious buzz by revealing that actor extraordinaire John Cusack will be a 'special guest' at this year's event.
LIMERICK'S Ruth Negga is our most high-profile Oscar contender, nominated in the Best Actress category for her portrayal of real life civil rights hero Mildred Loving in the acclaimed Jeff Nichols-directed drama, Loving.