Steve McQueen delivers the goods with a heist thriller about four women who take extreme measures to pay back a debt.
Mamoru Hosoda returns with a charming time-bending tale about two siblings.
The curious tale of a first feature stolen by a crew member is the subject of Sandi Ten’s fascinating autobiographical documentary.
David Gordon Green presents a John Carpenter-approved sequel to the slasher classic from 1978.
Seven strangers convene in a run-down Lake Tahoe hotel in Drew Goddard’s enjoyably pulpy ensemble mystery.
Panos Cosmatos unleashes hell on Nicolas Cage and Andrea Riseborough in this bloody, psychedelic headtrip.
Director Ali Soozandeh surveys a range of contemporary Iranian issues in this impressive rotoscoped animation.
By Andy Crump
Dan Stevens has a run in with a religious cult in this dread-filled folk horror from The Raid director Gareth Evans.
Bradley Cooper scores his first major hit as a director with this tender romance about the price of fame and addiction.
Set in the contemporary art-world, Josh Appignanesi’s hybrid documentary offers a mesmerising blend of fact and fiction.
Glenn Close gives a wonderfully enigmatic performance in Björn Runge’s adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s novel.
Samantha Morton plays a mother struggling with depression after the death of her husband in Tom Beard’s sensitive familial drama.
By Eve Jones
Crystal Moselle’s New York-set tale of female friendship is one of the most exhilarating films of the year.
Agnès Varda hits the road with French photographer and muralist JR in this singularly charming social document.
This quietly compelling drama from Annemarie Jacir follows a father and son delivering wedding invitations.
Writer/director Chloé Zhao’s spellbinding second feature is a wistful ode to a bygone America.
By Luke Walkley
The late Harry Dean Stanton gives a career-best performance in this droll and poignant character study.
Jon M Chu’s sparkling Singapore-set romantic comedy is a watershed moment for diversity in mainstream cinema.