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The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily – first look review

By Jake Cunningham

Dino Buzzati’s 1945 children’s novel is transformed into a wonderful animated allegory.

Chicuarotes – first look review

By Ella Kemp

Gael García Bernal directs this sorry parable about a pair of criminalised teenage clowns.

Matthias & Maxime – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Xavier Dolan returns to his Québécois roots in this soulful ballad about male friendship and unspoken desire.

Parasite – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Bong Joon-ho is back with a dark, spiky and hilarious social satire about the seductive nature of greed.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Quentin Tarantino knocks it out of the park with this personal love letter to LA, in all its dirty sexy glory.

Jeanne – first look review

By Beth Webb

Bruno Dumont’s sequel to his musical portrait of a young Joan of Arc is endurance cinema at its most epic.

Frankie – first look review

By Charles Bramesco

Isabelle Huppert gives a gentle tour de force in Ira Sachs’ existential Portuguese getaway.

Tommaso – first look review

By Tom Bond

Ferrara digs deep into his personal life to deliver a moving character study starring Willem Dafoe.

Young Ahmed – first look review

By Charles Bramesco

The Dardenne brothers’ latest focuses on a young Islamic extremist with a deadly mission.

The Lighthouse – first look review

By Michael Leader

Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe are on top form in Robert Eggers’ stark maritime nightmare.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire – first look review

By Adam Woodward

A painter falls in love with her subject in Céline Sciamma’s masterfully composed period piece.

Diego Maradona – first look review

By Adam Woodward

The team behind Amy and Senna tackle the highs and lows of a controversial footballing icon.

On a Magical Night – first look review

By Iana Murray

Christophe Honoré gives the romantic comedy genre a shot in the arm in this portrait of spousal strife.

A Hidden Life – first look review

By Adam Woodward

A conscientious objector finds salvation in Terrence Malick’s sublime World War Two-era romance.

Family Romance, LLC – first look review

By Tom Bond

Werner Herzog takes a sideways look at modern romance through the lens of Japan’s performance industry.

The Whistlers – first look review

By Adam Woodward

Corneliu Porumboiu’s melodious crime comedy takes the Romanian New Wave to exotic new climes.

The Wild Goose Lake – first look review

By Charles Bramesco

Diao Yinan cements his status as a master filmmaker with another ingenious crime epic.

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