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Eighth Grade

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Vertigo (1958)

By Lillian Crawford

Alfred Hitchcock’s lofty thriller is back on the big screen in time for its 60th anniversary.

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Ex-Libris: The New York Public Library

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Frederick Wiseman delves deep into one of New York City’s most beloved public institutions.

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First Reformed

By Hannah Woodhead

A preacher struggles with a crisis of faith in Paul Schrader's mind-bending spiritual drama.

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The First Purge

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This Purge origin story presents a timely dystopian vision of America’s class, race and culture wars.

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Sorry to Bother You

By Matthew Eng

Boots Riley’s surrealist vision of corporate servitude is a comedy with plenty of willpower and zero apologies.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

By Lillian Crawford

Don’t miss this sensitive and intuitive portrait of the iconic Japanese film composer.

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Vagabond (1985)

By David Jenkins

A welcome re-release of Agnés Varda’s best film, chronicling the final days of a French wanderer in search of freedom.

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Leave No Trace

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Debra Granik’s tender story of a father and daughter living off the grid is one of the year’s very best.

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Studio 54

By Thomas Hobbs

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The Piano (1993)

By Hannah Woodhead

Jane Campion’s achingly beautiful Palme d’Or-winning masterpiece receives a rerelease to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

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Hereditary

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A painful sense of impending dread fills every frame of Ari Aster’s searing cinematic debut.

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Lek and the Dogs

By Phil Concannon

Maverick British filmmaker Andrew Kötting serves up another remarkable audio-visual experience.

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McQueen

By Manuela Lazic

The late fashion designer’s life and work makes for a compelling if complicated subject.

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Ismael’s Ghosts

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Marion Cotillard and Charlotte Gainsbourg vie for Matthieu Amalric’s affections in this taut melodrama.

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L’Amant Double

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Pandora’s Box (1929)

By Caroline Golum

Louise Brooks is as beguiling as ever in this BFI re-issue of GW Pabst’s silent era classic.

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