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Human Flow

By James Luxford

Ai Weiwei’s nuanced and fascinating portrait of global migration is one of the year’s most important films.

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Phantom Thread

By David Jenkins

Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest is a swooning, masochistic love story set in mid-century London. It might just be his best film...

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Brigsby Bear

By Josh Slater-Williams

If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure to be underwhelmed...

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Stronger

By Charles Bramesco

David Gordon Green teams up with Jake Gyllenhaal to bring us a biopic that’s harder, better, faster...

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The Disaster Artist

By Hannah Woodhead

It’s a Franco bros two-for-one in this madcap making-of yarn about Tommy Wiseau’s The Room.

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Lu Over the Wall

By Michael Leader

Masaaki Yuasa’s second film of 2017 proves he’s one to watch in the anime world.

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Blade of the Immortal

By Glenn Heath Jr

Takashi Miike is up to his old tricks with this super samurai slaughter-fest.

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Love, Cecil

By Joe Boden

Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland offers a glossy and superficial profile of photographer and socialite Cecil Beaton.

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Most Beautiful Island

By Anton Bitel

Ana Asensio gives an assured debut as writer and director with this haunting story about a migrant woman in the Big Apple.

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Wonder

By Emily Bray

An explosion of cuddly warmth can be found in this gentle tale of a disfigured boy coming up against school bullies.

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Happy End

By David Jenkins

Europe’s refugee crisis backdrops this unconventional family drama from deadpan master Michael Haneke.

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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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