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War Machine

By William Carroll

David Michôd and Brad Pitt serve up a fascinating but uneven satire of America’s military might.

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The Red Turtle

By Anton Bitel

There’s an ecological thread running though this delightful animated fable from Studio Ghibli.

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I Am Not Madame Bovary

By Claire Langlais

China’s bureaucracy is exposed to great comedic effect in this sharp satire from director Feng Xiaogang.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

By Adam Woodward

The fifth instalment in Disney’s swashbuckling franchise is scuppered by a certain Mr Depp.

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It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt Pepper and Beyond

By Trevor Johnston

A key ingredient is missing from this tribute to the Fab Four’s seminal pop-rock LP: the music.

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Detour

By Josh Slater-Williams

Some major young acting talent is put to waste in Christopher Smith’s garbled and derivative neo-noir.

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The Other Side of Hope

By David Jenkins

Finland’s Aki Kaurismäki responds to the refugee crisis in typically deadpan and affecting fashion.

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Baywatch

By Amy Bowker

Bums, guns and red lycra – Baywatch is back and it’s exactly what you’re expecting.

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Inversion

By Amy Bowker

Sahar Dolatshahi shines in this understated Iranian drama about familial obligation.

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Colossal

By Adam Woodward

This ultra-quirky Anne Hathaway monster movie is a total disaster – and not in the way it intends.

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La Strada (1954)

By David Jenkins

A welcome 2K re-release of Federico Fellini’s punishing 1951 road movie about an abusive circus strongman.

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Machines

By David Jenkins

This haunting documentary takes us inside the industrial hellscape of a Gujarat textile factory.

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Whiskey Galore!

By Amy Bowker

This remake of the quaint Ealing comedy caper from 1949 fails to justify its existence.

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Spaceship

By Aimee Knight

Alex Taylor’s fluoro-hued directorial debut is a painfully misconceived exercise in teen bait.

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The Secret Scripture

By Josh Slater-Williams

Rooney Mara is let down by weak scripting in this underpowered study of religious persecution in Ireland.

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

By Adam Woodward

Guy Ritchie’s blokes-n-blades epic is big on style but light on substance.

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The Last Face

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Director Sean Penn drops an almighty clanger with this tepid war zone drama starring Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem.

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