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Girls Trip

By Charles Bramesco

There’s plenty to like about this fun and frisky comedy, not least the brilliant female cast.

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The Big Sick

By Mike McCahill

Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan star in this winning rom-com based on personal experience.

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

By Catherine Pearson

Dav Pilkey’s beloved children’s novels are brought to life in this funny, warm-hearted film for the whole family.

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Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets

By Adam Woodward

Luc Besson’s expensive bubble gum space romp is 2017’s most spectacular misfire.

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City of Ghosts

By Trevor Johnston

The importance of citizen journalism comes to the fore in Matthew Heineman’s vital documentary.

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Scribe

By Josh Howey

François Cluzet enters the shady world of phone tapping in this old school French thriller.

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Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, the Colours of Life

By Courteney Tan

The master cinematographer behind films by Woody Allen and Wim Wenders is remembered in this fond and nostalgic hagiography.

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Victim (1961)

By David Jenkins

A welcome re-release of Basil Dearden’s chilling survey of life as a gay man in London of the early ’60s.

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Dunkirk

By Adam Woodward

Christopher Nolan’s breathtaking historical opus attempts to give the viewer a taste of what war actually feels like.

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Cars 3

By Elena Lazic

This latest Pixar sequel is a digitally-rendered blockbuster which celebrates the joys of the analogue world.

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Chasing Coral

By Catherine Pearson

Jeff Orlowski’s documentary explores why the world’s coral reefs are dying at an alarming rate.

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The Beguiled

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Sofia Coppola’s steamy Southern potboiler is her most arresting and assured movie to date.

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The Death of Louis XIV

By David Jenkins

The great Jean-Pierre Leaud is at his comi-tragic best in this humanist portrait of a dying monarch.

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David Lynch: The Art Life

By Anton Bitel

The cult filmmaker reflects on his remarkable career in this compelling docu-portrait.

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War for the Planet of the Apes

By David Jenkins

The thinking person’s blockbuster franchise returns with big emotions, incredible effects but very little to actually say.

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Tommy’s Honour

By Courteney Tan

A featherlight look at one of the pioneers of golf in this quaint, undemanding sport-themed biography.

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A Change in the Weather

By Josh Howey

Theatre workshopping as a form of self-analysis is the idea behind this intriguing miniature from director Jon Sanders.

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