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Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions

By Sydney Urbanek

Taylor Swift and her folklore collaborators perform and dissect the pandemic album at New York’s Long Pond Studios.

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Red, White and Blue

By David Jenkins

John Boyega tackles institutional bigotry within the Metropolitan Police in Steve McQueen’s searing anti-racism drama.

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Possessor

By Leila Latif

Brandon Cronenberg follows up his impressive debut Antiviral with a visceral slice of hallucinatory ultraviolence.

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Lovers Rock

By Hannah Woodhead

Steve McQueen delivers a sublime party film for the ages in the second instalment of his Small Axe series.

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Patrick

By Anton Bitel

One man’s quest to find his missing hammer becomes a profound existential journey in this stripped-down comedy.

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Mangrove

By Rogan Graham

Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology kicks off with this searing court room drama about the Mangrove Nine trial.

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Mank

By Hannah Woodhead

The man behind the man behind Citizen Kane is the subject of David Fincher’s sparkling paean to classic Hollywood.

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Love Child

By Leila Latif

Eva Mulvad’s moving docudrama sees an Iranian couple flee their home to follow their hearts.

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About Endlessness

By David Jenkins

Swedish great Roy Andersson signs off with a majestically dour rumination on the meaning of everything.

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The Painter and the Thief

By Leila Latif

A Czech artist develops an unlikely bond with the man who stole her work in this compassionate documentary.

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Relic

By Aimee Knight

The spectre of dementia haunts Emily Mortimer and Bella Heathcote in this taut Australian Gothic.

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Shirley

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Josephine Decker’s stunning anti-biopic of author Shirley Jackson offers a treatise on female creativity and camaraderie.

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Wolfwalkers

By Kambole Campbell

An ancient Irish folk tale is brought to life in wondrous hand-drawn animation courtesy of Cartoon Saloon.

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Summer of ’85

By Elena Lazic

François Ozon turns back the clock for a sun-kissed gay love story that’s shot through with tragedy.

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Mogul Mowgli

By Caitlin Quinlan

Riz Ahmed shines as a rapper who reconnects with his spiritual roots after suffering a chronic illness.

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His House

By Anton Bitel

Generational trauma and a fear of the unknown power Remi Weekes’ bone-chilling haunted house horror.

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Being A Human Person

By David Jenkins

The fragile genius of Swedish director Roy Andersson is laid bare in this intriguing documentary profile.

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