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Memoir of War

By David Jenkins

A perfectly calibrated central performance by Mélanie Thierry powers this dour wartime literary drama.

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Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘n Roll

By Aimee Knight

Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Van Zandt delve into the origins of the New Jersey sound.

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Aladdin

By David Jenkins

This ultra-glossy ‘live action’ remake of Disney’s 1992 mega hit cleaves too closely to the original to justify its existence.

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Birds of Passage

By David Jenkins

Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego mix ethnography and classical genre filmmaking to vibrant, if lumbering effect.

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Rocketman

By Charles Bramesco

Elton John gets the paint-by-numbers biopic treatment in this jumble of troubled-genius clichés.

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Beats

By Josh Slater-Williams

Mismatched buddy antics power this enjoyable and euphoric trip back to the '90s warehouse rave scene.

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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

By Matt Thrift

Keane Reeves’ ‘excommunicado’ protagonist wages a one-man war in this ante-upping threequel.

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The Hustle

By Charles Bramesco

Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson play a pair of con artists in this gender-flipped remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

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Destination Wedding

By Hannah Woodhead

Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder make a compelling pairing in this misanthropic romantic comedy.

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Madeline’s Madeline

By Manuela Lazic

Newcomer Helena Howard is astonishing in Josephine Decker’s bold exploration of art and authorship.

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Amazing Grace

By David Jenkins

The live recording of Aretha Franklin’s seminal gospel album is one of the great music documentaries.

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High Life

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Claire Denis contemplates existence, evolution and survival in deep space with Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche.

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu

By Hannah Woodhead

Ryan Reynolds voices everyone’s favourite electric yellow rodent in this fun, fast-paced murder mystery.

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Vox Lux

By Greg Wetherall

A star is born amid tragic circumstances in Brady Corbet’s stylish and cynical second feature.

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Woman at War

By Aimee Knight

An Icelandic choir teacher stakes a stand against big business in this compelling eco-thriller.

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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

By Hannah Woodhead

This controversial Ted Bundy biopic starring Zac Efron only scratches the surface of its subject.

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Long Shot

By David Jenkins

Light romance in the west wing as Charlize Theron hires Seth Rogen to funny-up her speeches… and more.

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