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The Vast of Night

By Josh Slater-Williams

Andrew Patterson’s incredible debut feels like a spiritual successor to Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

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Never Rarely Sometimes Always

By Hannah Woodhead

Eliza Hittman’s emotionally bruising, exceptionally tender abortion drama is not to be missed.

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Spaceship Earth

By Charles Bramesco

The true story of a group of people who spent two years quarantined in a giant replica of Earth’s ecosystem.

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Ema

By Caitlin Quinlan

A dancer goes on the warpath in Pablo Larraín’s scorching survey of love and family in modern-day Chile.

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The Half of It

By Grace Z Li

Alice Wu returns with a coming-of-age story about being an outsider – and being bold.

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The Assistant

By Hannah Woodhead

Director Kitty Green highlights the systemic abuse women suffer in the workplace in this powerful drama.

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Crip Camp

By Roxanne Sancto

A summer camp for disabled teens becomes a movement for equality in this soul-nourishing Netflix documentary.

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The Perfect Candidate

By Ella Kemp

Haifaa Al Mansour’s latest sees female doctor challenge Saudi Arabian social norms by running for local election.

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Fire Will Come

By David Jenkins

A fierce blaze tears across rural Galicia in Oliver Laxe’s ruminative docu-fiction hybrid.

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Dogs Don’t Wear Pants

By Josh Slater-Williams

There’s myriad pleasures to be had in this sex-positive romantic comedy set in the world of BDSM.

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And Then We Danced

By Emily Maskell

Rivalry and romance bloom in Swedish-Georgian director Levan Akin’s captivating coming-of-age drama.

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Bacurau

By Biju Belinky

Directors Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles skewer modern Brazilian history in this subversive survival thriller.

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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

By David Jenkins

A measured, lightly poetic look at the life and work of one of the great modern storytellers.

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Vitalina Varela

By Mark Asch

Portuguese master Pedro Costa charts a Cape Verdean émigré’s journey through the outskirts of Lisbon.

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Dark Waters

By Hannah Woodhead

Mark Ruffalo takes on a giant chemical company in Todd Haynes’ gripping procedural drama.

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Midnight Family

By Matt Turner

Luke Lorentzen’s timely chronicle of a family-run ambulance service makes for engrossing viewing.

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Little Joe

By David Jenkins

A botanist develops a revolutionary new plant in Jessica Hausner’s sci-fi tinged social parable.

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