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Under the Silver Lake

18 May 20183 stars

Cannes 2018: Sprawling and fitfully amusing neo noir from David Robert Mitchell

David Robert Mitchell turned his hand to teen drama for his debut The Myth of the American Sleepover, before updating the slasher and paying homage to John Carpenter with It Follows. For his third film, he takes an ambitious detour with a sprawling…

Solo: A Star Wars Story

17 May 20184 stars

Safely-handled and breathlessly exciting addition to the Star Wars saga, from Ron Howard

The Star Wars saga continues with another spin-off story. Like 2016's Rogue One, this is set long before the current crop of main films, winding back to when Han Solo was a would-be pilot on the planet Corellia. Stepping into Harrison Ford's shoes is no…

The House That Jack Built

17 May 20182 stars

Cannes 2018: Brazenly provocative, ultimately empty serial killer thriller from Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier was declared 'persona non grata' at the Cannes Film Festival seven years ago after he made a flippant remark about sympathising with Hitler at a press conference for Melancholia. His return to the festival and follow-up to 2013's…

BlacKkKlansman

16 May 20184 stars

Cannes 2018: Spike Lee's latest 'joint' tells the stranger-than-fiction tale of a black cop infiltrating the KKK

Ron Stallworth was the first black man to join the Colorado Springs Police Department back in 1972. In October 1978 he was working in the intelligence team when he came across an advertisement in the newspaper seeking new members for the Ku Klux Klan.

Girls of the Sun

15 May 20182 stars

Cannes 2018: The true story of a Kurdish female battalion unfolds in this disappointing drama

Girls of the Sun is based on actual events from 2014 to 2015, which makes it all the more disappointing that it feels so hackneyed and sentimental. Bang Gang writer-director Eva Husson has taken the story of female Kurdish fighters and transformed it…