Since his 1998 debut with Pi Darren Aronofsky has established himself as a film-maker who pushes the boundaries of mainstream surrealist cinema, combining genre and fantastical imagery to examine religion, addiction and mental health.
Twenty years after Judi Dench captured the aching loneliness and dignity of Queen Victoria in Mrs Brown she effortlessly slips back into the regal garb of Queen Victoria for Stephen Frears’ heart-warming drama about an unlikely friendship with a young Indian.
Numerous Stephen King stories have been re-imagined for the big screen. And the author turns 70 this month and the long-awaited adaptation of IT arrives in cinemas, Hollywood’s obsession with adptating his work shows no sign of slowing.
The horror writer’s disturbing 1986 novel finally materialises on the big screen directed by Andy Muschietti focussing on the stories of children whose lives are scarred by a malevolent presence taken form as a Clown called Pennywise.
Shot on location in Yorkshire, writer-director Francis Lee’s love story is like Brokeback Mountain - albeit in chillier surroundings - for its tenderly observed coupling of a disenchanted farmer’s son and a Romanian migrant worker.
Kathryn Bigelow’s film is a big sweeping, multi-character recreation of events surrounding the murder of three black men by police officers during the chaos of the third day of rioting in Detroit in 1967.
Baby Driver is the latest project from British writer-director Edgar Wright, this time working without his regular collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, with whom he created the hugely successful Cornetto trilogy.
Following the critical and commercial flop of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, fans rejoiced when Sony announced an agreement with Marvel studios to merge the web-slinger into its popular Marvel cinematic universe.
Written and directed by David Lowery, the film is an oddity, a haunting drama of love after death that drapes Oscar winner Casey Affleck in a flowing white sheet as the titular spectre for the majority of the running time.
John Leitch’s action-packed spy caper, based on the graphic novel The Coldest City by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart is so knowingly 1980s in that it is all style and no substance and the style becomes numbing.
Set before Steven Patrick Morrissey became the iconic lead singer of The Smiths, Mark Gill’s slow-burning biographical drama charts his formative years as he wrestles with his demons in the bedroom of his parents’ home in 1976 Manchester.
Demonic doll Annabelle first appeared in the opening sequence to supernatural horror The Conjuring, and the malevolent mannequin has now spawned a stand-alone prequel set in the 1950s, which sketches the origins of the children’s toy.
Director Aisling Walsh’s moving drama paints a dignified portrait of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis, who weathered agonising rheumatoid arthritis as she shared her vision of the world in brightly coloured paintings.
French writer-director Luc Besson created flashy sci-fi epic The Fifth Element starring Milla Jovovich and Bruce Willis and has now realised his dreaming of realising Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres’ comic series Valerian And Laureline on the big screen.
Universal Pictures’ attempt to create their own shared universe begins with The Mummy - a film which, if the plan succeeds, will eventually tie into other creatures based on their monster properties such as Frankenstein, Dracula and the Wolfman and form what is being called The Dark Universe.
Based on the real-life courtship of Pakistani-American comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V Gordon, who co-wrote the script, this cross cultural romcom manages to be amusing despite spending half its running time in hospital.