The Promised Land (‘Bastarden’)
Mads Mikkelsen’s meaningful looks mean business in a soil-tilling drama dug from Danish history.

Inspired by an actual teacher, film-maker Christopher Zalla’s blast of sunshine leans heavily on earnest overdrive.

The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan (‘Les Trois Mousquetaires: D’Artagnan’)
The umpteenth adaptation of an 180-year-old classic is rife with machismo writ large.

Housekeeping for Beginners (‘Domakinstvo za Pocetnici’)
A shambolic household takes shape as a family in a trial by fire all the sweeter for its transformative heat.

Monster  (‘Kaibutsu’)
Director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s practised unpacking of the relativity of truth is cinematic origami.

The Taste of Things (‘La Passion de Dodin Bouffant’)
With Juliette Binoche at the stove, every dish is a star in this dreamy, 19th-century romance.

The Teachers’ Lounge (‘Das Lehrerzimmer’)
A quagmire of cross-purposes inside a school is an unsettling lesson in the tenuousness of the structures we build to protect ourselves.

Late Night with the Devil
A talk show gone rogue is as splashily destructive as a perfect storm.

La Chimera
The Crown’s Josh O’Connor plunders Italian tombs with droopy British intent as a bereft archaeologist.

The Black Guelph
Less a passive viewing experience than a thumping run of body blows.

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