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Bergman Island

By Lillian Crawford

Mia Hansen-Løve’s lilting rumination on art, relationships and cinephilia is one of her most accomplished and moving films to date.

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Elvis

By Anna Bogutskaya

Baz Luhrmann’s sweaty, opulent take on the King of rock ’n’ roll is not a biopic but a fairy tale.

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Benediction

By Adam Woodward

Terence Davies explores the tragic and complex life of World War I poet Siegfried Sassoon in this elegantly moving biopic.

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The Quiet Girl

By Alicia Haddick

A young girl’s difficult home life takes a turn for the better in Colm Bairéad’s impressive debut feature.

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Everything Everywhere All at Once

By Weiting Liu

A Chinese-American family’s lives are changed forever across multiple universes in Daniels’ ambitious second feature.

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Ennio

By Saskia Lloyd Gaiger

Great detail abounds in Giuseppe Tornatore’s documentary celebrating the life and work of the late film composer Ennio Morricone.

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Happening

By David Jenkins

Audrey Diwan’s significant and unflinching adaptation of Annie Erneux’s memoir of a teen abortion is one of the year’s best films.

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The Northman

By Hannah Strong

Robert Eggers assembles an intrepid team for the epic tale of a wronged Viking prince’s quest for vengeance.

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Benedetta

By Hannah Strong

Dutch master provocateur Paul Verhoeven serves up a blasphemous delight in his convent-set Italian romp.

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Prayers For The Stolen

By Marina Ashioti

Tatiana Huezo’s first narrative feature is a masterfully evocative portrait of coming of age in the shadow of Mexico’s narco wars.

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Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle

By David Jenkins

Arthur Harari charts the remarkable story of Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda, who refused to surrender at the end of World War Two.

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Murina

By Laura Venning

The return of an old friend causes tension between members of a fishing family in Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović’s assured debut.

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You Are Not My Mother

By Anton Bitel

A family find themselves troubled by malevolent familial forces in director Kate Dolan’s tense drama-horror.

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Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

By David Jenkins

This magnificent mid-century memory piece from Richard Linklater is up there with the director’s finest films.

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A Night of Knowing Nothing

By Marina Ashioti

The relationship between the art of filmmaking and the necessity of protest lies at the heart of Payal Kapadia’s spellbinding feature debut.

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Homebound

By Anton Bitel

A couple pay a visit to an ex-partner and her family in Sebastian Godwin’s effective domestic horror.

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The Novice

By Elizabeth Wiart

This nifty debut feature from sound designer and rowing enthusiast Lauren Hadaway charts the struggles of achieving success.

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Ambulance

By Kambole Campbell

Michael Bay returns to the multiplex with a high octane thriller involving a bank robbery and a stolen ambulance.

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