Reviews

Destiny (1921)

By David Jenkins

A damsel accepts a challenge offered to her by Death in Fritz Lang’s dazzlingly inventive 1921 masterpiece.

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Berlin Syndrome

By Caitlin Quinlan

A holiday fling turns into a waking nightmare in Cate Shortland’s tense romantic thriller.

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Wilson

By David Jenkins

Woody Harrelson stars in this sketchy but likeable adaptation of Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel.

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The Shepherd

By Amy Bowker

The common man takes on big business in this slowburn plea to preserve our breathtaking natural landscapes.

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Daughters of the Dust (1991)

By David Jenkins

Julie Dash’s dreamy debut feature is back in cinemas in time for its 25th anniversary.

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My Life as a Courgette

By David Jenkins

There’s magic in every stop-motion frame of this miniature gem from Claude Barras and Céline Sciamma.

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Wonder Woman

By David Jenkins

A compelling story, neatly-drawn characters and an inspiring lead help this DC comic book movie to soar.

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After the Storm

By Gabriela Helfet

Hirokazu Koreeda finds deep meaning in the everyday yet again in this immaculately crafted drama.

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War Machine

By William Carroll

David Michôd and Brad Pitt serve up a fascinating but uneven satire of America’s military might.

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The Red Turtle

By Anton Bitel

There’s an ecological thread running though this delightful animated fable from Studio Ghibli.

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I Am Not Madame Bovary

By Claire Langlais

China’s bureaucracy is exposed to great comedic effect in this sharp satire from director Feng Xiaogang.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

By Adam Woodward

The fifth instalment in Disney’s swashbuckling franchise is scuppered by a certain Mr Depp.

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It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt Pepper and Beyond

By Trevor Johnston

A key ingredient is missing from this tribute to the Fab Four’s seminal pop-rock LP: the music.

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Detour

By Josh Slater-Williams

Some major young acting talent is put to waste in Christopher Smith’s garbled and derivative neo-noir.

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The Other Side of Hope

By David Jenkins

Finland’s Aki Kaurismäki responds to the refugee crisis in typically deadpan and affecting fashion.

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Baywatch

By Amy Bowker

Bums, guns and red lycra – Baywatch is back and it’s exactly what you’re expecting.

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Inversion

By Amy Bowker

Sahar Dolatshahi shines in this understated Iranian drama about familial obligation.

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Colossal

By Adam Woodward

This ultra-quirky Anne Hathaway monster movie is a total disaster – and not in the way it intends.

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