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Rotting in the Sun review – bold and brilliant influencer satire

By David Jenkins

The impish Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Silva returns with a sharp thriller about an influencer who turns detective after a filmmaker he's involved with goes missing.

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Klokkenluider review – a strong tonal balancing act

By Josh Slater-Williams

Actor Neil Maskell makes his debut as a filmmaker with this spiky thriller.

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The First Slam Dunk review – thrillingly choreographed basketball drama

By Esther Rosenfield

The manga that brought basketball to Japan gets a new adaptation which thrillingly embodies the sport’s high-flying action.

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Theater Camp review – slightly cliquey thesp fest

By Saskia Lloyd Gaiger

Molly Gordon and Nick Lieberman direct this lighthearted mockumentary about a struggling theater camp, but its insider humour might only work for am-dram enthusiasts.

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Scrapper review – a charming, effervescent story about grief

By Hannah Strong

The chemistry between Harris Dickinson and Lola Campbell shines in Charlotte Regan's debut, about the difficulties of father-daughter bonding.

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The Blackening review – a novel take on the horror parody

By Cheyenne Bunsie

A group of friends head for a cabin in the woods only to face off with a killer in this fresh horror spoof, from the writer of Girls Trip.

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Strays review – tedious enough to make you hate dogs

By Hannah Strong

Abandoned by his owner, a happy-go-lucky terrier must learn to survive on the mean streets in this dire comedy, packed with poo jokes and crotch-bothering.

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Red, White & Royal Blue review – Uma Thurman steals the show

By Patrick Sproull

A bestselling queer romance novel about a clandestine relationship between a British prince and the US president's son gets a big screen makeover care of Matthew López, with twee but charming results.

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Haunted Mansion review – feels more like a product than a story

By Leila Latif

Justin Simien attempts to breathe life into Disney's latest ride-based franchise starter, but despite a fine cast the results are a little scattered.

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Joy Ride review – hands-over-eyes, wretched hilarity

By Saskia Lloyd Gaiger

A quartet of mismatched women take a road trip across China in a journey of self-discovery in Adele Lim's raunchy comedy.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem review – Turtle Power is alive and well

By Kambole Campbell

The pizza-loving, wisecracking anthropomorphic reptiles receive a substantial facelift in this charming animated outing, which embraces their adolescent spirit.

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You Hurt My Feelings review – slight but charming marital comedy

By Hannah Strong

Nicole Holofcener reteams with Julia Louis-Dreyfus for a gentle comedy about a writer who discovers her husband doesn't like her work.

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Barbie review – a gorgeously weird blockbuster event

By Hannah Strong

Greta Gerwig's behemoth blockbuster is a stranger, more fascinating film than its hyper-corporate marketing would suggest.

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Elemental

By Hannah Strong

Opposites attract in Pixar's take on the rom-com, but a tendency to play it safe means that Peter Sohn's sparky sophomore feature never quite ignites.

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Smoking Causes Coughing

By Saskia Lloyd Gaiger

Eccentric French director Quentin Dupieux is totally dégagé about the ludicrous lameness of his latest comedy.

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No Hard Feelings

By Marina Ashioti

Jennifer Lawrence stars as a woman hired to “date” a wealthy couple’s introverted son in Gene Stupnitsky's unfunny comedy.

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Asteroid City

By David Jenkins

The maestro returns, the patented formula tweaked to blissful perfection in this witty and deeply moving exploration of the tools that we produce to help us see beyond our everyday vision.

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