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Distant Constellation

By Mark Asch

The inhabitants of a Turkish retirement home contemplate life’s big questions in this captivating doc from Shevaun Mizrahi.

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The Women (1939)

By Caroline Golum

Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell are as sensational as ever in George Cukor’s classic Hollywood comedy.

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Mildred Pierce (1945)

By David Jenkins

In tandem with a big Joan Crawford retrospective, this moving noir scorcher returns to cinemas.

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El mar la mar

By Glenn Heath Jr

Joshua Bonnetta and J.P. Sniadecki present a moving portrait of life in the U.S-Mexico border region.

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The Nun (1966)

By David Jenkins

A welcome re-release of Jacques Rivette’s second feature, a ferocious and lightly erotic takedown of organised religion.

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout

By Adam Woodward

Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie combine for one of the most purely entertaining action movies of the new century.

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A Prayer Before Dawn

By Christina Newland

Joe Cole plays a boxer who gets banged up abroad in this harrowing and poetic prison drama.

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

By Manuela Lazic

This triumphant sequel to 2008’s ABBA musical is the most purely enjoyable big screen experience of the summer.

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Pin Cushion

By Eve Jones

A mother and daughter strive to start afresh in Deborah Haywood’s moving debut feature.

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Eighth Grade

By Hannah Woodhead

Comedian Bo Burnham presents an intimate and engaging portrait of modern teenage life.

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Vertigo (1958)

By Lillian Crawford

Alfred Hitchcock’s lofty thriller is back on the big screen in time for its 60th anniversary.

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Ex-Libris: The New York Public Library

By Lillian Crawford

Frederick Wiseman delves deep into one of New York City’s most beloved public institutions.

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First Reformed

By Hannah Woodhead

A preacher struggles with a crisis of faith in Paul Schrader's mind-bending spiritual drama.

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The First Purge

By Anton Bitel

This Purge origin story presents a timely dystopian vision of America’s class, race and culture wars.

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Sorry to Bother You

By Matthew Eng

Boots Riley’s surrealist vision of corporate servitude is a comedy with plenty of willpower and zero apologies.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

By Lillian Crawford

Don’t miss this sensitive and intuitive portrait of the iconic Japanese film composer.

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Vagabond (1985)

By David Jenkins

A welcome re-release of Agnés Varda’s best film, chronicling the final days of a French wanderer in search of freedom.

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