Ken Loach’s latest polemic has a vital message that’s diluted by some heavy-handed direction.
By Alexia Stam
Could this be the most annoyingly cheery animated feature of all time? Almost, but not quite.
Chess gets the Disney sports movie treatment in this likeable tale of strategy and empowerment from Mira Nair.
Say hello to one of 2016’s most likeable documentary subjects, as she overcomes misogyny with angry hip hop.
Jonathan Demme captures the full spectacle of the pop superstar in concert. The results are astonishing.
Tom Cruise reprises his role as Lee Child’s enigmatic hero in a sequel that fails to hit the ground running.
By Anton Bitel
Director Mike Flanagan dramatically improves the fortunes of this would-be franchise with a smart, scary-as-hell horror.
This unique not-quite-doc chronicles an actor striking up a morbid relationship with her latest character.
China’s foremost proponent of large-scale pyrotechnics is the star of this engaging documentary from Kevin Macdonald.
Epically stupid faux intellectual Euro sleuthing, with Tom Hanks reprising his role as the dullest character of his career.
By Poppy Doran
Simon Dixon’s mercenary drama is liberal with the bullets but fails to hit gory glory.
By Matthew Eng
Steve James captures an upsetting instance of American institutional oppression in compelling fashion.
Emily Blunt stars as a tipsy murder witness in this crushingly perfunctory literary adaptation.
Mel Gibson is back to his bruising best in this hugely entertaining throwback crime-thriller.
The UK’s most cordial muckraker heads over to the US to look into the Church of Scientology.