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Land of Mine

By Mark Allison

A group of German POWs are forced to dig up land mines in Martin Zandvliet’s war drama.

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England is Mine

By Bojana Duric

Debut director Mark Gill offers an unofficial look at the formative years of Smiths frontman Morrissey.

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The Emoji Movie

By David Jenkins

The crazy world of digital smartphone pictograms get its own awful animated movie.

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I Called Him Morgan

By David Jenkins

The sad story of jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan is revealed in Kasper Collin’s exceptional documentary.

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Atomic Blonde

By Matt Thrift

Charlize Theron blasts her way through Cold War-era Berlin in this glib actioner from John Wick’s David Leitch.

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Hounds of Love

By Manuela Lazic

A gory, unexpectedly profound Aussie serial killer horror from actor-turned-director Ben Young.

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The Wall

By Courteney Tan

Doug Liman returns with a war-based theatrical three-hander about an injured US soldier being tormented by an Iraqi sharpshooter.

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Wish Upon

By Josh Howey

Vapid teen horror in which a young girl’s wishes come with predictably deadly consequences.

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47 Metres Down

By Josh Howey

Mandy Moore takes on the terrors of the deep in this very silly (but very fun) shark-based survival thriller.

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Girls Trip

By Charles Bramesco

There’s plenty to like about this fun and frisky comedy, not least the brilliant female cast.

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The Big Sick

By Mike McCahill

Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan star in this winning rom-com based on personal experience.

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

By Catherine Pearson

Dav Pilkey’s beloved children’s novels are brought to life in this funny, warm-hearted film for the whole family.

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Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets

By Adam Woodward

Luc Besson’s expensive bubble gum space romp is 2017’s most spectacular misfire.

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City of Ghosts

By Trevor Johnston

The importance of citizen journalism comes to the fore in Matthew Heineman’s vital documentary.

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Scribe

By Josh Howey

François Cluzet enters the shady world of phone tapping in this old school French thriller.

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Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, the Colours of Life

By Courteney Tan

The master cinematographer behind films by Woody Allen and Wim Wenders is remembered in this fond and nostalgic hagiography.

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Victim (1961)

By David Jenkins

A welcome re-release of Basil Dearden’s chilling survey of life as a gay man in London of the early ’60s.

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Dunkirk

By Adam Woodward

Christopher Nolan’s breathtaking historical opus attempts to give the viewer a taste of what war actually feels like.

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