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Midnight Family

By Matt Turner

Luke Lorentzen’s timely chronicle of a family-run ambulance service makes for engrossing viewing.

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Little Joe

By David Jenkins

A botanist develops a revolutionary new plant in Jessica Hausner’s sci-fi tinged social parable.

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

By Katie Goh

Céline Sciamma’s sumptuous, quietly radical 18th century love story is one of the year’s very best.

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First Love

By Anton Bitel

A young romance blooms one wild night in Tokyo in director Takashi Miike’s high-energy caper.

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Daniel Isn’t Real

By Anton Bitel

A traumatised man summons his former imaginary friend in Adam Egypt Mortimer’s knotty psychological thriller.

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Birds of Prey

By Hannah Woodhead

Margot Robbie brings anarchy and attitude to the DCEU in Cathy Yan’s pop-punk ode to womanhood.

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Parasite

By Hannah Woodhead

Bong Joon-ho’s class-clash black comedy will burrow under your skin and stay there.

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Talking About Trees

By Maria Nae

Four local filmmakers attempt to revive cinema-going in Sudan in this playful, inspiring documentary.

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The Lighthouse

By Elena Lazic

Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe take a brutal tumble into the abyss in Robert Eggers’ monochrome nightmare.

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Richard Jewell

By Mark Asch

Clint Eastwood continues his stellar run of films about unlikely American heroes hunted by the spotlight.

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The Personal History of David Copperfield

By Lou Thomas

Armando Iannucci trades satire for spirited period comedy in a Charles Dickens adaptation for the ages.

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Present.Perfect.

By Matt Turner

China’s vast live-streaming industry is laid bare in Shengze Zhu’s captivating documentary.

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Midnight Traveler

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Afghan director Hassan Fazili documents his family’s persecution at the hands of the Taliban.

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A Hidden Life

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Private, unseen protest forges a spiritual path to God in Terrence Malick’s rhapsodic resistance drama.

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Waves

By Hannah Woodhead

Writer/director Trey Edward Shults delivers another spiky interrogation of parent-child relationships.

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Weathering with You

By Kambole Campbell

Your Name director Makoto Shinkai returns with a riveting fantasy romance backdropped by environmental ruin.

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The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

This gripping drama written, directed by and starring an Indigenous Canadian woman has quietly snuck onto Netflix.

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1917

By Greg Wetherall

Sam Mendes’ gripping World War One drama is light on plot but displays plenty of technical panache.

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