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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

By David Jenkins

Benoit Blanc enters the canon of iconic movie characters with Rian Johnson’s second foray into whodunit (nu-dunit?) territory.

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The Menu

By David Jenkins

Mark Mylod's one-dimensional dark comedy serves up an undercooked feast of profoundly smug commentary.

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Hunt

By Josh Slater-Williams

Squid Game star Lee Jung-jae stars in his directorial debut, a high-voltage espionage thriller set in 1980s South Korea.

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Barbarian

By Charles Bramesco

A holiday rental turns into a nightmare for a young woman in Zach Cregger's horror debut.

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Decision to Leave

By Hannah Strong

The South Korean auteur known for squid-chomping, luxe erotica and graphic torture is back with a seductive mystery thriller.

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Halloween Ends

By David Jenkins

The biggest surprise of this low-key horror trilogy capper is how much better it is that its crummy, cash-in predecessors.

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Silent Land

By Anton Bitel

A holidaying couple becomes involved in a tragic event in Aga Woszczyńska’s chilly psychodrama.

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The Score

By Natasha Jagger

Writer/director Malachi Smyth's feature debut is a musical heist film that struggles to strike the right chord.

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Both Sides of the Blade

By David Jenkins

Juliette Binoche and Vincent Lindon deliver the dramatic goods in French master Claire Denis' nuanced exploration of married life.

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Bodies Bodies Bodies

By Hannah Strong

Halina Reijn's amusing debut feature satirises Gen Z nihilism but doesn't have much to say about the pop culture stereotypes it depicts.

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Beast

By Esther Rosenfield

Idris Elba is a father menaced by a killer lion in this capable but slight thriller.

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Black Mail

By David Jenkins

An online porn addict becomes the target for pantomime Russian cyber crims in this twisty, London-set thriller.

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The Feast

By Marina Ashioti

A cautionary tale about environmental exploitation veers into predictability in Lee Haven Jones' slow-burn directorial debut.

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I Came By

By David Jenkins

George MacKay plays a graffiti artist who uncovers a dark secret in Babak Anvari's effective – but distractingly ugly – new thriller.

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They/Them

By Carol Grant

A group of teenagers at a gay conversion camp face off against a sinister threat in John Logan's misjudged would-be slasher.

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Prey

By David Jenkins

A lean monster-slasher B-movie set in the Predator universe that’s a highlight of an extremely patchy franchise.

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Bullet Train

By Charles Bramesco

An unlucky assassin finds himself on the commute from hell in director David Leitch’s irritating action-thriller.

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