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Born to Be Blue

By Trevor Johnston

This carefully considered music biopic of narcotised jazzman Chet Baker really gets its man.

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Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air

By David Jenkins

Did you hear the one about the guy who acquired a Bengal tiger and kept it in his New York apartment?

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Star Trek Beyond

By Anton Bitel

Simon Pegg brings the funny on script detail in this rollicking second sequel in the latest Trek adventure.

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Chevalier

By David Jenkins

The director of Attenberg returns with a biting study of the male ego in this sea-bound satire.

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Ice Age: Collision Course

By David Jenkins

Very vanilla fourth sequel to the original animated smash with a major fetish for toilet humour.

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Men and Chicken

By Charlie Theobald

Two socially maladjusted brothers search for their father, and happen upon a lair of depravity. It’s funny.

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Baskin

By Sophie Yapp

The gore arrives thick and fast in Turkish director Can Evrenol’s inventive horror carve-up.

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Summertime

By David Jenkins

This ultra conventional lesbian melodrama from French director Catherine Corsini shows that going through the motions still has its pleasures.

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Ghostbusters

By David Jenkins

The new Ghostbusters movie is much better than it needed to be, thanks to its stellar (and extremely charming) central cast.

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Men Go to Battle

By Matthew Eng

Zachary Treitz’s lo-fi Civil War comedy offers an admirable, inventive take on a stodgy subgenre.

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Maggie’s Plan

By Katherine McLaughlin

Greta Gerwig has the time of her life in Rebecca Miller’s shallow portrait of middle-class ennui.

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A Poem Is a Naked Person (1974)

By David Jenkins

This roistering profile of singer-songwriter Leon Russell finally escapes from its legal limbo.

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Brahman Naman

By Sophie Yapp

A teen sex comedy set in ’80s Bangalore drops to Netflix and it's… pretty okay.

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Now You See Me 2

By Charlie Theobald

Lizzy Caplan brings a dash of magic to this otherwise ineffective heist caper sequel.

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Weiner

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

This intimate portrait of a doubly-disgraced US politician is one of the most vital documentaries of our time.

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The BFG

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Steven Spielberg goes big with this magical children’s story adaptation. But is it twisted enough for Roald Dahl?

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Finding Dory

By Anton Bitel

Pixar’s latest transoceanic odyssey is a pixel-perfect comedy about learning to overcome adversity and disability.

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