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The Young Offenders

By Lena Hanafy

Director Peter Foott strikes comedy gold with this Irish coming-of-age story, as innovative as it is charming.

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Manchester by the Sea

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Casey Affleck delivers a career-best performance in Kenneth Lonergan’s stunning meditation on loss.

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Live by Night

By David Jenkins

Ben Affleck directs and stars in this sprawling, ambitious and flawed east coast gangster epic.

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La La Land

By Christina Newland

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are a match made in old-school movie heaven in this dazzling musical.

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Endless poetry

By Anton Bitel

Alejandro Jodorowsky embarks on a(nother) mad, metaphysical quest for identity.

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Silence

By Trevor Johnston

Scorsese’s monolithic passion project finally arrives, and it’s a ripped straight from his spiritually devout heart.

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A Monster Calls

By David Jenkins

This inventive and emotional YA fantasy looks out how teenagers cope with depression.

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Collateral Beauty

By Elena Lazic

The man once self-described as Mr Box Office heads up yet another slushy, contrived dud.

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Passengers

By Adam Woodward

Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence find love in a hopeless place in this catastrophic space romp.

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Assassin’s Creed

By Elena Lazic

Michael Fassbender attempts to rescue the humble video game movie in this fantasy epic. The results are baffling.

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The Son of Joseph

By David Jenkins

Director Eugène Green mixes absurdism and sincerity in this tragidrama starring Mathieu Amalric.

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The Eagle Huntress

By Rebecca Speare-Cole

A young girl shows the old men how to hunt with large birds in this charming documentary.

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Through the Wall

By Caitlin Quinlan

This feather-light rom-com follows a woman’s journey to the altar without a groom by her side.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

By Adam Woodward

Gareth Edwards opts for the slow burn over the whiz-bang in this Star Wars spin-off. The results are spectacular.

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Holy Cow

By Tom Williams

This intimate film chronicles a simple rags to riches tale of a man and his cow.

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Life, Animated

By Ewan Cameron

This touching documentary shows how cinema can be a vital tool in overcoming adversity.

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Snowden

By Adam Lee Davies

The celebrity NSA whistleblower gets the hagiography he (possibly) deserves care of Oliver Stone.

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