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Best new horror films to watch this Halloween

23 Oct 2020

Our pick of recent cinema and streaming options, guaranteed to scare you silly

Although the odds have been stacked heavily against it, 2020 has been a great year for horror – perhaps appropriately given the time we've all had. And with Halloween nearly upon us and the nights drawing eerily in, we're being treated to the release of…

Africa in Motion Film Festival showcasing 70 features and shorts online

21 Oct 2020

Scotland's annual celebration of African cinema takes an online format with screenings from 30 Oct–29 Nov

Africa in Motion Film Festival, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, has announced details of its 2020 programme. Running from Fri 30 Oct to Sun 29 Nov, the programme will be presented entirely online due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions…

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

21 Oct 20203 stars

Sacha Baron Cohen's Kazakh clown returns for an enjoyably silly sequel

It's hard not to admire Sacha Baron Cohen's balls, and that's not just because of his fondness for a mankini. His seemingly fearless approach to comedy has resulted in some memorable moments over the years. This belated sequel to 2006's Golden…

Lovers Rock

20 Oct 20205 stars

LFF 2020: One hell of a house party unfolds in the hypnotising second part of Steve McQueen's Small Axe

A night to remember unfolds in hypnotic style in Lovers Rock, the second instalment in Steve McQueen's Small Axe anthology series, focusing on the Black British experience. McQueen and co-writer Courttia Newland pare back the plot, in a film that runs…

Ammonite

20 Oct 20204 stars

LFF 2020: Kate Winslet plays Mary Anning in Francis Lee's stunning romantic drama

Francis Lee follows his critically adored debut God's Own Country with a visually chilly yet pathos-filled evocation of a woman's lot in the 19th century. Ammonite brings us movingly into the orbit of pioneering but ostracised palaeontologist Mary…