Carmen Gray is a New Zealand-born writer. After jumping ship in the midst of a Fine Arts MA she spent six years hauling her worldly belongings between jobs in Moscow, Seoul, Prague and Buenos Aires. Then, after retraining as a journalist she settled in London, where she has slightly subdued her wanderlust (but not yet her aversion to acquiring home decor) by working as a freelance film critic for Sight & Sound and Total Film, as well as Dazed.
Docs on dead beauty queens, a vegan investigating animal revenge and a breakout role for Timothée Chalamet: this year's festival has everything – here are the absolute must-sees
This film is about the Berlin of today – its queer scene, how partying can be political, and the city’s close links to Istanbul
Khavn played the piano for 13 hours straight and is set to break a world record – we caught up with the cult polymath to talk showmanship, endurance and holding it in
The fierce doc has already garnered comparisons to the powerful portrait of Amy Winehouse – how does it stack up?
From Charlie Kaufman’s first animation to a restored Pasolini classic, these are the must-watch flicks at this year’s Venice Film Festival
The Sonic Youth frontwoman reads William Blake poetry in this surreal, drug-fuelled body horror
From a neo-Nazi send-up to a nuclear meltdown, Czech fest Karlovy Vary gave us a heavy dose of sizzlers
From teen escorts to angsty stick figures, these are the digestible flicks that have lit up the shorts festival circuit
Capsized boats, asylum seekers – this Cannes film charts the real-life experiences of a desperate African immigrant
From #heelgate to 3D threesomes and the end of the McConaissance – here’s what raised brows at this year’s festival
The provocative auteur’s X-rated film promises unbridled raunch – but does it rise or flop?
Winehouse, Cobain and Elliott Smith have all gotten the biopic treatment – but which comes out on top?