Romance

Bergman Island

By Lillian Crawford

Mia Hansen-Løve’s lilting rumination on art, relationships and cinephilia is one of her most accomplished and moving films to date.

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Downton Abbey: A New Era

By Saskia Lloyd Gaiger

The sprawling period drama returns to the big screen for a giddy swirl of lawns and penguin suits.

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Casablanca Beats

By Marina Ashioti

A former rapper sets up a hip-hop programme for the participants of his local youth group in Nabil Ayouch’s well-meaning drama.

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Saint-Narcisse

By Marina Ashioti

Queercore godhead Bruce LaBruce returns with a wild, camp incest odyssey set in 1970s Quebec.

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The Lost City

By Adam Woodward

Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum embark on a journey to a mysterious ancient land in this charming action-comedy.

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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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Compartment No. 6

By Mark Asch

Two strangers meet on a fateful train journey from Moscow to the Arctic Circle in Juho Kuosmanen’s romantic drama.

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The Worst Person in the World

By Hannah Strong

Norwegian master Joachim Trier concludes his Oslo trilogy with a sweeping romance, featuring a star-making turn from Renate Reinsve.

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Paris, 13th District

By Hannah Strong

Jacques Audiard directs a sensual city-based romance adapted from graphic novels by Adrian Tomine.

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Cyrano

By Leila Latif

Joe Wright returns to his wheelhouse with a big-screen musical adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac.

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Marry Me

By Rogan Graham

Easily digestible hunk of rom-com fluff with Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson doing the mismatched couple thing.

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Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

By Trevor Johnston

The Japanese master delivers his second smash hit of the year with a series of vignettes on human relationships.

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The Eyes of Tammy Faye

By Charles Bramesco

Jessica Chastain transforms into the opulent yet controversial ​Tammy Faye Messner in Michael Showalter’s customary biopic.

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The Souvenir: Part II

By Hannah Strong

The sequel to Joanna Hogg’s autobiographical masterpiece is a stunning portrait of an artist’s profound exploration of grief.

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Cicada

By Marina Ashioti

A bookstore meet-cute leads to a transformative relationship for two gay men in Matthew Fifer and Kieran Mulcare’s drama.

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Licorice Pizza

By David Jenkins

Newcomers Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman shine in Paul Thomas Anderson’s most purely pleasurable film to date.

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Freshman Year

By Emily Maskell

With this poignant rom-com, writer/director and star Cooper Raiff establishes himself as a vital voice for Gen Z.

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