Prodigious auteur Xavier Dolan (Mommy) comes of age with his dazzling sixth film It's Only the End of the World, based on the play of the same name by Jean-Luc Lagarce and featuring an all-star cast including Vincent Cassel, Marion Cotillard and Léa Seydoux.
He may not have personally opened the first restaurant, but the McDonald's franchise we recognise today is certainly down to the work of Ray Croc. It's the perfect role for Michael Keaton's intensity who balances Machiavellian charm with single-minded drive in this deceptively satirical biopic.
Damien Chazelle's follow-up to the Oscar-winning Whiplash is a modern-day musical that pays tribute to the 'City of Stars' in charting a couple's relationship. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone dazzle as the lovers in a film overflowing with joie de vivre.
Directed by Academy Award nominated Steve Cantor, Dancer offers a uniquely personal portrait of a most singular man and dancer. Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal.
Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
D.A. Pennebaker’s concert film Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars remains the defining document of the end of David Bowie’s first great stage persona. The set, recorded at Hammersmith Odeon on 3 July 1973, included songs from each of the Starman’s unbroken run of classic albums
Isabelle Huppert is Oscar-nominated for her starring performance in this latest film from Paul Verhoeven. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michele's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game - a game that may at any moment spiral out of control.
Clara (Sonia Braga, Kiss of the Spider Woman), a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, is the last resident of the Aquarius, one of the few buildings of its age and character that remains in a rapidly changing seaside Recife neighborhood.
Palme d’Or winner Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days) returns with a masterly exploration of moral compromise and bureaucratic corruption, told through a captivating and intricately-plotted family drama that grips like a thriller.
At the age of 21 Saar Maoz arrived in the UK after being kicked out of his religious Kibbutz. Following the highs and lows that accompanied his newfound freedom Saar discovered an alternative family with The London Gay Men’s Chorus.
When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await.
Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.