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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

By Hannah Woodhead

Dwayne Johnson and co enter a virtual wilderness in the ’90s reboot nobody asked for.

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The Unseen

By Anton Bitel

There’s shades of Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now in this twisty mystery thriller from writer/director Gary Sinyor.

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Shot Caller

By Hannah Woodhead

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau does hard time in Ric Roman Waugh’s woefully misjudged prison drama.

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Mountain

By Joe Boden

This visually arresting documentary asks why we climb, but doesn’t offer any satisfactory answers.

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Mountains May Depart

By David Jenkins

Jia Zhangke’s ambitious, multi-stranded romantic epic features a stunning central turn from Zhao Tao.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

By Hannah Woodhead

Rian Johnson serves up the most spectacular, emotional and weirdest Star Wars film to date.

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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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