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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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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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