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Thor: Ragnarok

By David Jenkins

Superheroes go comedy as Taika Waititi brings some much needed heart, soul and humour to the Marvel universe.

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Unrest

By David Jenkins

Filmmaker Jennifer Brea lays herself bare in this fascinating study of chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Dina

By Abbey Bender

An autistic couple are the subject of this compellingly unconventional Sundance-winning doc.

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I Am Not a Witch

By Natalie Wardle

Modern-day African witchcraft is viewed through a child’s eyes in this intriguing debut from Rungano Nyoni.

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The Ballad of Shirley Collins

By Lewis Gordon

An affecting and uncomplicated portrait of a living icon of the British folk music scene.

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Brawl in Cell Block 99

By Ed Gibbs

Vince Vaughn plays against type to spectacular effect in an intense prison drama that’s not for the faint-hearted.

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The Death of Stalin

By David Jenkins

Armando Iannucci plays post-Stalinist power grabs for laughs in this chilling, frequently hilarious historical satire.

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The Party

By Adam Lee Davies

Woolly dialogue undermines a strong cast and intriguing plot in Sally Potter’s drab drama.

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Loving Vincent

By Matt Thrift

A curious artistic experiment amounts to little more than that in this so-so Vincent Van Gogh biopic.

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The Meyerowitz Stories

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Noah Baumbach gets the best out of Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller in this sensitive and witty comedy.

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The Snowman

By Manuela Lazic

Michael Fassbender heads up this dodgy Nordic noir based on a novel by bestselling thriller writer Jo Nesbø.

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The Reagan Show

By David Jenkins

The 40th POTUS is the subject of this interesting film on a time when public relations and politics began to merge.

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The Glass Castle

By Emily Bray

Director and star of the delightful Short Term 12 return with an underwhelming epic of intergenerational family discord.

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On the Road

By David Jenkins

Michael Winterbottom attempts to engineer a new kind of concert movie. The results are pure tedium.

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The Mountain Between Us

By Elena Lazic

Love blossoms in the wake of a plane crash in this fun romantic disaster movie with Idris Elba and Kate Winslet.

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Blade Runner 2049

By David Jenkins

Denis Villeneuve tangles with Replicants in this bombastic though naggingly shallow sci-fi sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 cult classic.

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Blood Simple. (1984)

By David Jenkins

The Coen brothers heroically bleak debut feature still shines over thirty years since its inception.

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