TRAILING in the wake of Yorgos Lanthimos's riotous royal romp The Favourite, director Josie Rourke's lavish drama is a restrained affair which drips copious blood on screen but has little running through its veins.
HAMMER films hit pay dirt when they unleashed their bold and bloody reboot of Dracula in 1958 but by the early 70s their dealings with Bram Stoker’s most famous gothic creation had pretty much run out of juice.
BASED on a script by director Wash Westmoreland and his late husband Richard Glatzer, Colette lovingly details the true story of the French novelist, who challenged the supposed limitations of her gender in early 20th-century Paris.
DIRECTOR Jon S Baird calls lights, camera, action on a golden era of studio system Hollywood in his affectionate and heart-warming biopic of the English and American comedy duo, who shared the screen for almost 30 years.
1. ROMA: Filmed in lustrous black and white, predominantly in unbroken shots, Mexican writer-director Alfonso Cuaron's Valentine to politically volatile 1970s Mexico city is a masterclass in emotionally wrought storytelling and technical virtuosity.
INSPIRED by a remarkable true story, which was sensitively captured in the 2010 documentary Marwencol, director Robert Zemeckis's heart-warming yarn of self-rediscovery fails to connect on any emotional level.