Venice Film Festival 2009
After last year's disappointing crop of new films, the Venice Film Festival is bouncing back with an extraordinary lineup for 2009, including new films by George Clooney, Werner Herzog, George Romero, Michael Moore, Giuseppe Tornatore and Oliver Stone. Over the next week, David Jenkins will be posting exclusive first-look reviews of all the biggest films.
The Men Who Stare at GoatsDirected by Grant HeslovGeorge Clooney takes the lead alongsideEwan McGregor in this hysterical adaptationof Jon Ronson's conspiracy-theory exposé
Capitalism: A Love StoryDirected by Michael MooreTrusted provocateur Moore's latest film focuses on the worldwide economic collapse – with typically tubthumping results
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye DoneDirected by Werner HerzogHerzog's second film at this year's festival is a stunningly impressive, twisted American crime story produced by David Lynch
Directed by Patrice Chéreau
A frosty and challenging tale of broken love
between Parisian thirtysomethings
White MaterialDirected by Claire Denis'35 Shots of Rum' director Denis returns witha striking tale of French colonial activity inAfrica, starring Isabelle Huppert
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New OrleansDirected by Werner HerzogHerzog goes mainstream with this bizarreand unnecessary Nicolas Cage remake ofthe Abel Ferrara-Harvey Keitel crime classic
The RoadDirected by John HillcoatViggo Mortensen stars in this long-awaitedadaptation of Cormac McCarthy's PulitzerPrize winning post-apocalyptic masterpiece
Life During WartimeDirected by Todd SolondzIndie provocateur Solondz returns with asequel to his 1998 hit 'Happiness', with a cast including Paul 'Pee Wee' Reubens, Ally Sheedy and Charlotte Rampling.
Director Tom Hooper and his cast tell us how they turned the super-musical into movie blockbuster.
The Time Out film team weighs in on the nominees for the 2013 Academy Awards
Get ready for the big guns… Spielberg, Tarantino and Bigelow
Daniel Craig’s 007 comeback, a genius indie romcom and all the mysteries behind ‘The Shining’ unravelled.
The results of our study on the state of films and filmgoing in 2012.
Read 'Time Out film debate 2012 highlights'
'The Hobbit' actor tells us why he wouldn't have a pint with Bilbo Baggins.
Dave Calhoun speaks to the director of 'Skyfall' about the latest film in the Bond franchise.
The genre-hopping director tells us how he invented a new genre with 'Life of Pi'
The twice Palme d'Or-winning director discusses 'Amour'.
Read our interview with Michael Haneke
The Danish director talks about his powerful new drama 'The Hunt'.
Read our interview with Thomas Vinterberg'
Time Out looks back at the impact of the 'Twilight' saga.
Discover what 'Twilight' has done for us
Time Out heads to the Lake District to visit director Ben Wheatley on set.
Read about our visit to the 'Sightseers' set
The director talks about 'Frankenweenie', which he describes as 'the ultimate memory piece'.
Read our interview with Tim burton
Our pick of the best films showing over the festive period.
Read 'The top ten Christmas films of 2012'
Mean Girls? Dirty Dancing? Tell us your favourite film guilty pleasure.
Read 'Film guilty pleasures'
What will Disney do to 'Star Wars'?
Read about the new 'Star Wars' trilogy
Ten young actors come of age on the silver screen.
Read 'When teen stars turn serious'
From Connery to Craig, we revisit all 22 Bond films.
Read '50 years of James Bond'
The director talks Scientology and working with Joaquin Phoenix.
Read the interview
Ten funny horror movies which went spectacularly off the rails.
Read 'Hilarious horror films'
The director talks psychopaths and theatre – 'my least favourite artform'.
Read the interview
We round-up the five best horror movies of Autumn 2012.
Read about this Autumn's best horror movies
Time Out visits Istanbul to see the latest Bond movie being made.
Read 'On the set of Skyfall'
Does Skyfall refresh or rehash the James Bond franchise?
The British director explains why 'Ginger and Rosa' is her most mainstream film yet.
'I’m almost as in demand as Brad Pitt’