Drama films

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Smyrna review – raw, shocking violence in epic take on Greek-Turkish conflict
Grigoris Karantinakis’s bustling ensemble drama recreates the buildup to a 1922 massacre in what is now İzmir, even if some characters are just walking Wikipedia entries

Phil Hoad

28, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Lady Chatterley’s Lover review – Emma Corrin and Jack O’Connell crackle in the gloom
The excellent leads lift this fitfully handsome adaptation of DH Lawrence’s forbidden classic

Wendy Ide

27, Nov, 2022 @12:30 PM

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What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? review – a Georgian World Cup winner
Alexandre Koberidze’s beguiling tale of love at first sight plays out against the backdrop of the 2018 Russian tournament

Wendy Ide

27, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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She Said review – taut, sobering drama of the Harvey Weinstein investigation
Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan head this unshowy story of the New York Times journalists who outed the predatory film producer

Wendy Ide

27, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Bones and All review – an elegant lovers-on-the-run road movie, with cannibals
Luca Guadagnino has surpassed himself with this poetic horror balancing threat, humour and emotional weight

Wendy Ide

26, Nov, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Casablanca at 80: a golden age classic that remains impossible to resist
The involving and affecting romantic thriller is a sterling example of collaboration and how the studio system can often excel

Scott Tobias

26, Nov, 2022 @6:27 AM

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She Said review – breaking the male silence around Harvey Weinstein
Admirably straightforward drama follows two of the reporters who cut through the defences around the apparently invulnerable producer

Peter Bradshaw

24, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Lady Chatterley’s Lover review – sensuality as an almost religious revelation
Emma Corrin and Jack O’Connell carry this idealistic, moving French version of DH Lawrence’s transgressive novel

Peter Bradshaw

24, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Devotion: the true story behind a film about the navy’s first Black aviator
The action drama tells the story of Jesse Brown, a groundbreaking fighter pilot who chose to fight in the Korean war

Andrew Lawrence

24, Nov, 2022 @7:06 AM

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Casque d’Or review – Jacques Becker’s gripping tragic drama of Parisian lowlife
Simone Signoret stars in a dark tale of love in the belle époque underworld that is a unmissable classic with a pitilessly grim finale

Peter Bradshaw

24, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? review – existential meet-cute is a magical mystery
A couple’s rendezvous plans are turned upside down by a strange curse in Alexandre Koberidze’s exasperating yet likable fantasy-romance

Peter Bradshaw

23, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Utama review – gentle study of Bolivian family facing the end of their way of life
Meditative drama follows non-professional leads playing a farming couple being driven from their home in the Andean plateau by global heating

Cath Clarke

21, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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