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Emancipation

By David Jenkins

Will Smith brings stern dramatic heft to an enslaved man making a dash for freedom in Antoine Fuqua’s tonally mish-mashed action drama.

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She Said

By Laura Venning

Maria Schrader tackles the New York Times investigation that brought down Harvey Weinstein in this well-pitched drama.

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Call Jane

By Leila Latif

Chicago's Underground Abortion Network and a housewife's unwanted pregnancy lie at the centre of Phyllis Nagy's directorial debut.

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All Quiet on the Western Front

By Finlay Spencer

Edward Berger’s trench-foot-and-all retelling of this classic war story lacks originality in its brutality.

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The Drover’s Wife

By David Jenkins

Leah Purcell writes, directs and stars in this violent psychological western about a Bushwoman defending her lonesome patch.

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The Northman

By Hannah Strong

Robert Eggers assembles an intrepid team for the epic tale of a wronged Viking prince’s quest for vengeance.

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Benedetta

By Hannah Strong

Dutch master provocateur Paul Verhoeven serves up a blasphemous delight in his convent-set Italian romp.

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The Tragedy of Macbeth

By Charles Bramesco

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand take on the most infamous power couple in literary history, care of Joel Coen.

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Munich: The Edge of War

By Josh Slater-Williams

Netflix rings in the new year with an austere World War Two espionage thriller from director Christian Schwochow.

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The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

By Lydia Figes

Benedict Cumberbatch is electric in Will Sharpe’s tumultuous portrait of a cat lover extraordinaire, supported by a stellar cast.

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The Last Duel

By Rafa Sales Ross

Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Jodie Comer star in Ridley Scott’s blunt-edged tale of masculinity and betrayal in the 14th century.

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The Green Knight

By Hannah Strong

Dev Patel and Ralph Ineson face off in David Lowery’s adaptation of a popular Arthurian legend, with stylish results.

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Malmkrog

By David Jenkins

Cristi Puiu takes viewers on an intellectual odyssey with this stripped-back period drama set in a Transylvanian mansion.

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The Dig

By David Jenkins

Carey Mulligan shines in this dour archeological drama on the discovery of the Sutton Hoo historical payload.

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Liberté

By David Jenkins

A group of exiled libertines engage in a moonlit orgy in director Albert Serra’s puckish historical romp.

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Ophelia

By Maria Nae

Daisy Ridley stars in this bold but ultimately confused melodramatic update of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’.

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Meeting Gorbachev

By Lou Thomas

The former president of the Soviet Union sits down to discuss his personal legacy and the current state of things.

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