Ten films to watch this May



Mainstream

The granddaughter of Francis Ford and the niece of Sofia, Gia Coppola directs and co-writes Mainstream, a cautionary comedy drama about what happens when you prioritise your phone’s screen over the real world. Maya Hawke stars as Frankie, an aspiring filmmaker, and Andrew Garfield co-stars as a prankster she sees haranguing passers-by in an LA shopping mall. When Frankie’s YouTube video of his antics goes viral, she realises that he could be an internet sensation, but events slip out of her control when she signs up with a sleazy manager (Jason Schwartzman). According to Robbie Collin in The Daily Telegraph, Coppola’s “raucous and rickety satire of social media celebrity” is worth seeing for Garfield’s “toweringly unpleasant” character, whose “go-for-broke horrendousness is a pleasure to watch through your fingers”.

Released on 7 May in the US and 20 May in Russia

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