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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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Bad Boys for Life

By Adam Woodward

This is not a review of Bad Boys for Life. This is a requiem for Bad Boys.

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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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Just Mercy

By Hannah Woodhead

Destin Daniel Cretton’s biopic of wrongly incarcerated death row inmate Walter McMillian plays it a little too safe.

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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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Bombshell

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

This starry post-#MeToo takedown of toxic masculinity grossly misrepresents its female subjects.

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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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Seberg

By David Jenkins

Kristen Stewart is woefully miscast in Benedict Andrews’ biopic of the late screen icon Jean Seberg.

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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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The Gentlemen

By Hannah Woodhead

After spending a decade in Hollywood, Guy Ritchie returns to his gangster roots with this all-star crime caper.

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Cats

By Hannah Woodhead

Taylor Swift, TS Eliot and Digital Fur Technology combine to disastrous effect in this feline musical folly.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

By David Jenkins

The Star Wars saga comes to a close with a story that’s big on cameos and references, but short on excitement and surprises.

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Uncut Gems

By Hannah Woodhead

Mr Sandman brings us a dream with his hypnotic turn as a fatalistic Jewish jeweller.

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Jojo Rabbit

By Jake Cole

Taika Waititi takes aim at the Third Reich (and contemporary fascism) in this paper-thin satire.

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Jumanji: The Next Level

By Hannah Woodhead

The gang gets a sequel... Danny DeVito and Awkwafina join the cast of this glossy fantasy adventure.

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Pink Wall

By Max Copeman

Actor-turned-director Tom Cullen’s feature debut episodically pieces together a relationship falling apart.

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