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In the Last Days of the City

By Isobel Raphael

This moving, lightly experimental portrait of Cairo melds documentary immediacy with a fictional depth of drama.

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In Between

By Caitlin Quinlan

This warm and engaging film celebrates the friendship of three young Palestinian women.

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On Body and Soul

By David Jenkins

Two abattoir workers experience a strange connection in this intriguing drama from Hungary’s Ildikó Enyedi.

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Strong Island

By Christina Newland

Filmmaker Yance Ford provides an impassioned and highly personal critique of the US judicial system in this vital doc.

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Borg Vs McEnroe

By David Jenkins

It’s Ice Man versus Super Brat in this inoffensively bland chronicle of an epic sporting rivalry.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle

By Adam Woodward

Matthew Vaughn’s disastrous spy spoofing sequel is the film Brexit Britain (probably) deserves.

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Almost Heaven

By David Jenkins

A teenager falls into a job in a bizarre funeral parlour in this touching if macabre observational documentary.

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My Pure Land

By Louise Busfield

Three women are forced to take drastic action in this authentically gritty portrait of modern Pakistan.

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American Assassin

By Elena Lazic

A strong performance by Dylan O’Brien can’t save this reactionary and very silly revenge flick.

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Kills on Wheels

By Emily Bray

Two wheelchair-user friends are drafted in as unlikely assassins in this clever and moving study of disability.

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My Journey Through French Cinema

By Matt Thrift

Director Bertrand Tavernier waxes lyrical about the great and the good of French cinema in this wonderful documentary.

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Mother!

By David Jenkins

Jennifer Lawrence is plunged into the fiery depths of Hell in this conceptual ordeal saga from Darren Aronofsky.

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The Villainess

By Claire Langlais

It’s hard to be a master femme assassin in this ultra-violent action caper from South Korea.

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Victoria & Abdul

By Katherine McLaughlin

Judi Dench reprises her role as Queen Victoria in this touching study of later-life depression.

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Insyriated

By Louise Busfield

This intense, alternative war movie centres around a Syrian family trapped in an apartment block.

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The Lure

By Matt Turner

This real-life Treasure of the Sierra Madre follows avid gold seekers on a strange literary adventure.

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The Vault

By Louise Busfield

James Franco makes a fleeting appearance in this mediocre supernatural heist flick.

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