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Lost in Paris

By Joe Boden

A modern take on silent slapstick is the order of the day in this wacky French farce.

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Brakes

By Sarah Gosling

Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding head up this dark improv-based comedy from fist-time director Mercedes Grower.

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The Prince of Nothingwood

By Anton Bitel

Salim Shaheen, Afghanistan’s singular, strutting auteur, is the subject of this wonderfully entertaining doc.

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Manifesto

By Mark Allison

Cate Blanchett plays 13 different characters in this bold conceptual drama from director Julian Rosefeldt.

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Suburbicon

By Ed Gibbs

George Clooney adds a dark directorial flourish to the Coen brothers’ tale of murder and moral panic in smalltown USA.

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Beach Rats

By David Jenkins

A Brooklyn teen struggles to find his own identity in Eliza Hittman’s stirring ballad of sexual awakening.

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Antiporno

By David Jenkins

Sono Sion deconstructs power relationships on a porn movie set in this colourful, cacophonous miniature.

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Battle of the Sexes

By David Jenkins

Emma Stone and Steve Carell go head-to-head in this fascinating true story of sport and sexism.

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Jane

By Matt Turner

This affectionate documentary chronicles the life and work of renowned primatologist Jane Goodall.

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Ingrid Goes West

By Matthew Eng

Aubrey Plaza plays a very modern kind of antiheroine in Matt Spicer’s darkly comic social media satire.

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Mudbound

By David Jenkins

Two men return from war only to be confronted by racism in Dee Rees’ vital and sprawling American epic.

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Trophy

By Isobel Raphael

The grotesque commerciality of big-game hunting is laid bare in this tough but vital animal welfare doc.

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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

By Phil Concannon

Annette Bening and Jamie Bell prove a likeable pairing in this otherwise bland Gloria Grahame biopic.

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Justice League

By Hannah Woodhead

The latest film off the DC production line sees Batman and co team up to fight an ancient evil force, with underwhelming results.

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Fireworks

By Michael Leader

Despite some initial promise, this striking looking anime from director Akiyuki Shinbô quickly fizzles out.

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Good Time

By Adam Woodward

Robert Pattinson gets down and dirty in New York City in the Safdies’ authentically gritty crime thriller.

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Daddy’s Home 2

By David Jenkins

This dire sequel filled with mechanically-reclaimed comedy marks a depressing low point for Will Ferrell.

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