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Spitfire

By Lillian Crawford

Charles Dance narrates this beautiful and bombastic tribute to the RAF’s most iconic fighter plane.

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Hotel Artemis

By Hannah Woodhead

Jodie Foster runs a hospital for criminals in director Drew Pearce’s zany futuristic neo-noir.

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Generation Wealth

By Hannah Woodhead

Lauren Green field surveys the influence of affluence in this captivating documentary.

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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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The Secret of Marrowbone

By David Jenkins

Despite boasting a talented young cast, Sergio G Sánchez’s creepy chamber piece doesn’t add up to much.

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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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Skyscraper

By Hannah Woodhead

Dwayne Johnson takes on terrorists in a towering inferno in this run-of-the-mill blockbuster.

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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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Racer and the Jailbird

By Hannah Woodhead

Matthias Schoenaerts and Adèle Exarchopoulos couple up in this naff Belgian crime-drama.

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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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Summer 1993

By Lillian Crawford

The impact of the AIDS crisis in Catalonia told through the eyes of a six-year-old girl.

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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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Whitney

By David Jenkins

This reveal-all documentary about the late pop icon Whitney Huston from director Kevin Macdonald makes for compelling viewing.

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Mary Shelley

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Elle Fanning’s central performance aside, there’s little to stir the blood in this biopic from Wadjda director Haifaa Al-Mansour.

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Ideal Home

By Hannah Woodhead

Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan play a gay couple in a cringeworthy comedy built on very weak foundations.

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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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