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Nyad review – a solid, female-fronted sports saga

By David Jenkins

Annette Bening plays the real-life marathon swimmer in this feelgood drama that documents her attempts to cross the Straits of Florida.

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Argylle review – I’ve had more fun at dental appointments

By Hannah Strong

Bryce Dallas Howard and Sam Rockwell attempt to add some charm to an utterly charmless script in Matthew Vaughn's derivative spy comedy.

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Trenque Lauquen review – compulsive and completely absorbing

By David Jenkins

One of 2023’s most astonishing films comes in the form of a two-part opus about a woman drawn to mystery that takes a few cues from Twin Peaks.

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Femme review – an uninhibited, spikey portrait of revenge

By Emily Maskell

After being the victim of a violent homophobic attack, a young drag performer sees an opportunity to get revenge on one of his tormentors.

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Eileen review – an impressively crafted noir

By Katherine McLaughlin

A shy young prison guard develops an infatuation with her workplace's new psychiatrist in William Oldroyd's twisty new thriller.

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Lost In The Night review – violent drama hampered by convention

By David Jenkins

Mexican provocateur Amat Escalante makes a half-cocked bid for mainstream respectability in this intriguing tale of a young man’s torrid search for his missing mother.

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Saltburn review – gorgeous, lurid, shallow and frustrating

By Hannah Strong

A working-class student finds himself thrust into a new world in Emerald Fennell’s stylish but underwhelming second feature.

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Anatomy of a Fall review – Sandra Hüller is one of the finest to ever do it

By David Jenkins

A woman has to stand trial after her husband dies in suspicious circumstances in Justine Triet's compelling courtroom drama.

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Give Me Pity! review – an experimental, esoteric extravaganza

By Marina Ashioti

A young woman's dream gig on television descends into chaos in Amanda Kramer's imaginative new melodrama.

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The Royal Hotel review – harrowing, but doesn’t burrow under the skin

By Mark Asch

More cinema of ominous discomfort from Kitty Green as she takes us to an out-of-the-way Australian boozer for some low-boiling violence.

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Cat Person review – sorry, I’m allergic

By Hannah Strong

This twisted tale of gender politics based on Kristen Roupenian's 2017 short story is a major letdown in conception and execution.

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Foe review – bewitching and terrifyingly plausible

By Leila Latif

Saoirse Ronan, Paul Mescal and Aaron Pierre star in Garth Davies' unnerving sci-fi drama, based on Iain Reid's novel about a couple's disturbed existence in an America ravaged by climate change.

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Fair Play review – disappointingly generic corporate drama

By Hannah Strong

Alden Ehrenreich and Phoebe Dynevor play a young couple clawing their way up the corporate ladder in Chloe Domont's dour thriller.

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Saw X review – America’s most blood-thirsty civil engineer is back

By Hannah Strong

Tobin Bell returns as the twisted killer Jigsaw in this back-to-basics sequel, which sees him exact revenge on a group of medical scammers preying on the terminally ill.

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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 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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Talk to Me review – visually and emotionally brutal horror

By Katherine McLaughlin

YouTube duo Michael and Danny Philippou make the ambitious leap to feature filmmaking with a thoroughly disturbing, uncompromising horror.

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