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Wonderstruck

By Anton Bitel

Todd Haynes’ wistful adaptation of Brian Selznick’s novel is a tad too saccharine for its own good.

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Thoroughbreds

By David Jenkins

Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke are a revelation in this suburban black comedy from Cory Finley.

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A Quiet Place

By Anton Bitel

There’s much to admire about this muted horror from actor-director John Krasinksi.

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Midnight Sun

By Ella Kemp

This teen-baiting romantic drama about a girl living with a rare disease is clichéd in the extreme.

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Blockers

By Catherine Pearson

Big laughs and big heart are the ingredients that lift this ribald teen sex comedy above the pack.

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Journeyman

By David Jenkins

Paddy Considine writes, directs and stars in this hard-hitting drama about a boxer who’s dealt an unexpected blow.

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Isle of Dogs

By Hannah Woodhead

A humongous creative undertaking and a simple love of dogs combine for the most staggering achievement of Wes Anderson’s career.

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Unsane

By Matt Thrift

Formal ambition aside, there’s nothing out of the ordinary about Steven Soderbergh’s iPhone psychodrama.

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Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

By Monica Castillo

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood gets the rock star bio treatment courtesy of director Lorna Tucker.

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Crowhurst

By Hannah Woodhead

Ill-fated sailor Donald Crowhurst gets a second biopic in as many years, this time from director Simon Rumley.

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The Third Murder

By Tom Huddleston

Don’t miss this forensically constructed murder story from Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda.

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Pacific Rim Uprising

By Hannah Woodhead

John Boyega gamely fills Idris Elba’s shoes in this madcap sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s shiny robot romp.

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Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits

By Aimee Knight

The world’s first all-girl punk rockers take the stage in this entertaining docu-profile.

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Ready Player One

By David Jenkins

Steven Spielberg’s high-octane pop culture bonanza is hamstrung by its corny, treasure hunt plotting.

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Have a Nice Day

By David Jenkins

Fans of Quentin Tarantino and Jim Jarmusch will delight in Liu Jian’s animated crime noir.

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A Wrinkle in Time

By Hannah Woodhead

For all its ambition and artistic vision, Ava DuVernay’s glossy YA fairy tale fails to deliver.

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Gook

By Naomi Wong

This soulful indie drama charts the fallout of the LA riots through the eyes of two Korean-American brothers.

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My Golden Days

By David Jenkins

This sublime teen romance evokes the heady passions that come from choosing between love and learning.

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