Sport

The Phantom of the Open

By Adam Woodward

Mark Rylance plays an average joe flung into the spotlight in Craig Roberts’ good-natured but bland comedy.

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Jockey

By Emily Maskell

Clint Bentley's debut feature is an authentic character study profiling the realm of professional horse racing.

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King Richard

By Leila Latif

Reinaldo Marcus Green gets the best out of Will Smith in this biopic of Venus and Serena Williams’ father and coach.

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The Witches of the Orient

By Kambole Campbell

This riveting sports documentary tells the stranger-than-fiction story of the famed Japanese women’s volleyball team.

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Pelé

By Adam Woodward

This authorised look at the life of the Brazilian icon reveals more about the man than the footballer.

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Finding Jack Charlton

By Adam Woodward

The story of one of England’s (and Ireland’s) most beloved footballing sons becomes a sombre portrait of dementia.

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Rising Phoenix

By Lillian Crawford

This powerful documentary charts the history of the Paralympics and its positive impact on disability representation.

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Infinite Football

By Adam Woodward

One man’s soccer obsession becomes a humble plea for a better world in Corneliu Porumboiu’s riveting documentary.

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Permission

By Maria Nae

A female indoor football player tackles her patriarchal oppressors in Soheil Beiraghi’s compelling drama.

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Diego Maradona

By Adam Woodward

Senna director Asif Kapadia delves into the controversial life and career of Argentina’s soccer messiah.

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High Flying Bird

By Adam Woodward

André Holland plays a sports agent who takes on the NBA in this quietly radical drama from Steven Soderbergh.

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Creed II

By Kambole Campbell

Michael B Jordan returns as Adonis Creed in this overly sentimental and uninspired rehash of Rocky IV.

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Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager

By Adam Woodward

This evocative documentary celebrates the life and career of one of football’s true greats.

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Journeyman

By David Jenkins

Paddy Considine writes, directs and stars in this hard-hitting drama about a boxer who’s dealt an unexpected blow.

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Borg Vs McEnroe

By David Jenkins

It’s Ice Man versus Super Brat in this inoffensively bland chronicle of an epic sporting rivalry.

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Tommy’s Honour

By Courteney Tan

A featherlight look at one of the pioneers of golf in this quaint, undemanding sport-themed biography.

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Dangerous Game

By Greg Evans

Calum “Son of George” Best leads a Z-list cast in this ludicrously silly British crime thriller.

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