On October 2, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Washington Post columnist and outspoken critic of the Saudi Arabian government, entered the country’s consulate in Istanbul. He was never seen again. …

An old man awakes from a restful sleep. His dreams possibly interrupted by a roll of thunder and the increasing intensity of bulbous raindrops tapping at his single bedroom window. He sits up, lights a cigarette, and quenches his thirst on tar coloured homebrew. His thinning hair a shade of…

As directorial debuts go, Tim Roth’s The War Zone packs a genuine gut-punch. Its themes of domestic angst, familial breakdown and incest are not for the faint of heart. I’d go as far to say the film’s potency is such that it evokes a reaction unrealised before when watching a…

Stefan Stuckert’s feature documentary Against the Tides is both a compelling example of human perseverance and courage in the face of an unprecedented sporting challenge and, in addition to its depiction of fearless athletic endeavour, a story of family, relationships and the bonds that help us overcome adversity.

The film…

Could Clash of the Titans really have been a childhood favourite of mine? It begins with a woman and her baby being sealed in a coffin and cast out to sea, left to die a horrible, slow and painful death. They could drown, suffocate, or agonisingly pass away from…

Anthony Baxter with Donald Trump

Anthony Baxter is a courageous filmmaker. In his previous documentary, the award-winning You’ve Been Trumped, he took on the world’s premier bully Donald Trump only to be bundled into a police car outside the billionaire’s luxury golf course in Scotland. …

You can argue about Robert De Niro’s best performances endlessly; did Scorsese get the best out of him as an Italian-American criminal, did Cimino give him the stage to impress above all others, or did Mann offer him that defining role? …

Dan Stephens

Dan Stephens is the founder and editor of Top 10 Films.

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