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Logan Lucky

By David Jenkins

The return of the king – Steven Soderbergh is making movies again, and has delivered one of his all-time best.

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The Odyssey

By David Jenkins

French undersea explorer and educator Jacques Cousteau is the subject of the middling, unofficial biopic.

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The Untamed

By Mark Allison

A family is torn apart because of their sexual obsession with a tentacled beast in this strange, grim pseudo-horror.

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Dark Night

By Tiago Richardson

This hard-hitting doc-fiction hybrid explores the growing epidemic of American gun crime.

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard

By David Jenkins

This potty-mouthed road trip from Coventry to The Hague stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson and some top comic bants.

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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

By Louise Busfield

An impassioned Al Gore returns to explain (again) how climate change is killing the planet and what we can do to save it.

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La Soledad

By David Jenkins

A vital survey of contemporary Venezuela as seen from the eyes of a single, struggling working class family.

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Napping Princess

By Michael Leader

This entertaining animated adventure imagines a near-future powered by machines.

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Quest

By David Jenkins

This poetic, deeply moving portrait of a working class Philadelphia family spans nearly a decade.

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Step

By Louise Busfield

Amanda Lipitz’s uplifting documentary follows a high-school step dance team in inner-city Baltimore.

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Le Doulos (1962)

By David Jenkins

This dark, complex 1962 policier heads up a celebration of French director Jean-Pierre Melville at London’s BFI Southbank.

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Tom of Finland

By Adam Woodward

Pioneering queer artist Touko Laaksonen is the subject of this handsome, if slightly too cosy, biopic.

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A Ghost Story

By Adam Woodward

Rooney Mara feels a spectral presence in this elegant slow-burner from director David Lowery.

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Annabelle: Creation

By David Jenkins

This stripped-back haunted doll sequel racks up a few nice jump scares, but doesn’t manage much more than that.

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The Ghoul

By David Jenkins

This ambitious shoestring psycho thriller shoots for the Moon but doesn’t quite make it off the launchpad.

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Williams

By David Jenkins

Motor racing’s favourite son comes under fire in this entertainingly unflattering documentary portrait.

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Maudie

By David Jenkins

A fine performance from Sally Hawkins shores up this portrait of a tragic folk artist.

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