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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

By Lillian Crawford

Don’t miss this sensitive and intuitive portrait of the iconic Japanese film composer.

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Vagabond (1985)

By David Jenkins

A welcome re-release of Agnés Varda’s best film, chronicling the final days of a French wanderer in search of freedom.

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Sicario 2: Soldado

By Adam Woodward

Benicio Del Toro is at his formidable best in this deeply cynical and scattershot cartel saga sequel.

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Adrift

By Anton Bitel

Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin play a young couple lost at sea in Baltasar Kormákur’s survival romance.

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Leave No Trace

By David Jenkins

Debra Granik’s tender story of a father and daughter living off the grid is one of the year’s very best.

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Incredibles 2

By Hannah Woodhead

Family remains very much at the heart of Brad Bird and Pixar’s animated superhero sequel.

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Freak Show

By David Jenkins

Alex Lawthor struggles to bring his underwritten lead character to life in this gay-themed teen drama from Trudie Styler.

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Arcadia

By Adam Lee Davies

Director Paul Wright embarks on an archive-footage odyssey across Britain’s vast cultural landscape.

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In the Fade

By David Jenkins

A fully-invested Diane Kruger can’t save this reactionary trash which masquerades as a thoughtful art film.

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Boom for Real

By David Jenkins

Sara Driver’s profile of Jean-Michel Basquiat doubles as a rich portrait of New York City in the 1970s and ’80s.

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Ocean’s 8

By David Jenkins

A female-dominated ensemble for the ages joins together for this crushing, zero-stakes heist caper.

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Tranny Fag

By David Jenkins

On the life of a poverty-stricken Brazilian trans performance artist disco poet in remission from cancer.

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Studio 54

By Thomas Hobbs

This profile of the 1970s New York disco nirvana is a rollicking examination of American excess.

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The Piano (1993)

By Hannah Woodhead

Jane Campion’s achingly beautiful Palme d’Or-winning masterpiece receives a rerelease to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

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The Ciambra

By Josh Slater-Williams

A small Romani community is the setting for Jonas Carpignano’s tender coming-of-age story.

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Super Troopers 2

By Finley Crebolder

A zany comedy sequel that very few people actually wanted turns out to be the lamest of lame ducks.

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Hereditary

By Hannah Woodhead

A painful sense of impending dread fills every frame of Ari Aster’s searing cinematic debut.

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The Happy Prince

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Rupert Everett hams it up in this uneven biopic about the final years of Oscar Wilde.

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