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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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Time

By David Jenkins

Garrett Bradley surveys America’s prison industrial complex through the lens of one couple’s personal struggle.

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Saint Maud

By Anton Bitel

A pious young nurse experiences an extreme crisis of faith in writer/director Rose Glass’ arresting psychodrama.

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Kajillionaire

By Hannah Woodhead

Miranda July channels her offbeat brand of humour into a heist movie, with predictably charming results.

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Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint

By David Jenkins

This insightful documentary reclaims the legacy of one of the most important abstract artists of the 20th century.

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The Boys in the Band

By Lisa Wehrstedt

Jim Parson sheds his Sheldon Cooper schtick in this Joe Mantello’s joyous adaptation of the classic LGBT+ play.

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Dick Johnson Is Dead

By Brianna Zigler

Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson repeatedly offs her father in this darkly funny and profound meditation on life and loss.

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The Forty-Year-Old Version

By Cheyenne Bunsie

A spiky, lovable tale about a confused playwright who finds a second creative wind in hip hop.

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Little Girl

By Lillian Crawford

Sébastien Lifschitz’s sensitive portrait of eight-year-old Sasha will change attitudes towards gender dysphoria.

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Miss Juneteenth

By Cheyenne Bunsie

Channing Godfrey Peoples’ feature debut is a stunning love letter to Southern Black culture.

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Monsoon

By Fatima Sheriff

Henry Golding embarks on a personal journey to his ancestral homeland in Hong Khaou’s soothing drama.

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Barking Dogs Never Bite

By Anton Bitel

Bong Joon-ho’s wryly funny social commentary is released for the first time in the UK courtesy of Curzon.

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