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Under the Shadow

By David Jenkins

This impressive, chilling debut feature brings home-invasion horror to 1980s Tehran.

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War on Everyone

By Adam Woodward

Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña cross the thin blue line in this sweary buddy cop romp.

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Southside with You

By Matthew Eng

Barack and Michelle Obama’s fated first date is retraced in this modest romantic drama from writer/director Richard Tanne.

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Swiss Army Man

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LWLies editors David Jenkins and Adam Woodward discuss the merits of ‘The Daniel Radcliffe Farting Corpse Movie’.

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Light Years

By Poppy Doran

Edith May Campbell cracks open a fractured family in this overly ambitious debut feature.

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Baden Baden

By Catherine Karellis

A surprisingly moving summertime drama from first-time French writer/director Rachel Lang.

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Aloys

By Anton Bitel

Swiss director Tobias Nölle stuns with this haunting feature debut about alienation and hope.

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A Good American

By Lauren Thompson

Could a mass wiretapping programme have prevented the attacks on the World Trade Centre?

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The Girl with All the Gifts

By Anton Bitel

A new star rises in Sennia Nanua who plays a preteen zombie who’s still showing signs of life.

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Little Men

By Trevor Johnston

Writer/director Ira Sachs strikes movie gold with this everyday epic about the making of masculinity.

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Imperium

By Adam Woodward

Daniel Radcliffe goes deep undercover in this thrilling neo-Nazi themed procedural.

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The Lovers and the Despot

By Matthew Eng

Two filmmakers are forced to work for Kim Jong-il in this utterly bizarre true story.

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De Palma

By David Jenkins

Noah Baumbach’s survey of the life and work of Brian De Palma is riveting and highly entertaining.

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El Sur (1983)

By David Jenkins

Every inch of every frame in this lilting father-daughter drama by Victor Erice is calculated perfection.

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The Clan

By Christina Newland

The usually reliable Pablo Trapero stutters with this inert crime thriller about the infamous Puccio family.

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Sour Grapes

By Trevor Johnston

Wealthy wine connoisseurs get more than they bargained for in this strangely compelling doc.

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

By Anton Bitel

Taika Waititi lays on the charm in this storybook adventure yarn about a young Maori orphan.

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