Drawn to the drift: Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’

The award-winning film about America’s itinerants steers away from the darker stories of the working poor

Small glories: ‘Minari’

Childhood memories are suffused with an adult’s insight in Lee Isaac Chung’s semi-autobiographical film

Rotterdam film festival highlights

New artistic director Vanja Kaludjercic has shaken up the event’s programming ethos

World cinema highlights from Sundance 2021

Films by Ronny Trocker, Ninja Thyberg, Sean Ellis and Blerta Basholli are standouts from this year’s virtual Sundance Film Festival

‘Promising Young Woman’

In Emerald Fennell’s furious, uncomfortable film, clever casting spotlights the ‘nice guys’ of pop culture

Once upon a time in the north: ‘High Ground’

Stephen Maxwell Johnson’s foray into Australia’s violent colonial history is a visually spectacular, if overfamiliar, revisionist Western

Trite Christmas: ‘Happiest Season’

Despite appearances, this queer romcom is straighter than it seems

‘The Dry’ directed by Robert Connolly

Eric Bana stars as a troubled investigator dragged back to his home town in a sombre Australian thriller

Citizen plain: ‘Mank’

David Fincher’s biopic of Orson Welles’s collaborating writer favours technique over heart

Intimacy on set

Productions now hire advisers to help performers navigate intimate and violent scenes