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Questlove’s rhapsodic documentary revives the long-forgotten 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, aka ‘Black Woodstock’.

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Jack London’s semi-autobiographical novel gets a masterful Italian makeover courtesy of director Pietro Marcello.

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Mads Mikkelsen and director Thomas Vinterberg continue their midlife crisis odyssey in rousing fashion.

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Robert Altman’s show-stopping musical mosaic returns to UK cinemas in a sparkling new 4K restoration.

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This documentary adaptation of Naoki Higashida’s memoir is an immersive sensory exploration of non-verbal autism.

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In the Earth

By Hannah Strong

Ben Wheatley goes back to basics in this understated yet supremely effective 21st century folk horror.

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The Father

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Anthony Hopkins is at the peak of his acting powers in this moving drama about the banality of ageing.

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Shiva Baby

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Rachel Sennott gives a standout performance in this anxiety-inducing comedy set at a Jewish wake.

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Joanna Scanlan’s Islamic convert goes on a literal and metaphorical journey following the death of her husband.

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This engaging documentary celebrates the work of an iconic lesbian publication and its fearsome creator.

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