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City of Tiny Lights

By Katherine McLaughlin

Riz Ahmed’s acting talents are wasted in this needlessly convoluted noir thriller.

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Aftermath

By Eve Watling

Arnie struggles with the simple dramatic demands of this insidiously nasty blue-collar revenge yarn.

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A Dark Song

By Sophie Wyatt

Steven Oram stars in this occult-themed psycho-thriller that veers on the arty side of horror.

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A Quiet Passion

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Cynthia Nixon gives an astonishing performance as the tortured American poet Emily Dickinson.

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Neruda

By Ben Nicholson

Pablo Larraín returns to his political roots with a fascinating biopic of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.

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Mad to Be Normal

By David Jenkins

David Tennant is perfectly cast as Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing in a film that’s as undisciplined as its subject.

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Raw

By Anton Bitel

Cannibalism goes to school in director Julia Ducournau’s extreme French fable.

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Man Down

By Jack Godwin

A fired-up Shia LaBeouf tries and fails to salvage this muddled war drama.

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Graduation

By Trevor Johnston

Romania’s Cristian Mungiu returns with another understated (and excellent) social drama.

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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)

By David Jenkins

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s subversive romantic masterpiece returns ahead of a full BFI retrospective.

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Free Fire

By David Jenkins

The myth of diplomacy is the key ingredient of a hot lead salad in Ben Wheatley’s wickedly funny pistol opera.

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Ghost in the Shell

By David Jenkins

All the slick CG in the galaxy can’t save this mind-numbing sci-fi noir starring Scarlett Johansson as a femme cyborg.

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The Void

By Ian Mantgani

Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski’s cosmic horror-thriller fails to live up to its initial promise.

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Smurfs: The Lost Village

By David Jenkins

Here we smurfing go again...

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The Eyes of My Mother

By Dan Einav

There’s a twisted Freudian logic behind this maternal horror from Nicolas Pesce.

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The Age of Shadows

By John Wadsworth

Wily resistance fighters take on wicked foreign occupiers in this breathless period thriller set in 1920s Korea.

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All This Panic

By Gabriela Helfet

A group of high school students takes centre stage in Jenny Gage’s seen-it-all-before documentary.

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Life

By Mike McCahill

Mars attacks in this underpowered creature feature with a crew of A-listers trapped on the International Space Station.

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