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Ready or Not

By Elena Lazic

An eccentric board game dynasty instigate a deadly game of hide and seek in this fun, gore-splashed horror.

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Rambo: Last Blood

By Anton Bitel

Rambo starts off breaking horses before breaking skulls in this strangely laconic revenge fantasy involving the Mexican cartels.

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Ad Astra

By David Jenkins

James Gray hits the jackpot by sending a never-better Brad Pitt on a voyage of discovery to the outer edges of the solar system.

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The Farewell

By Carol Grant

Based on her own experiences, Lulu Wang tells the story of a Chinese-American family who come together during a family crisis.

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Her Smell

By Hannah Woodhead

Elisabeth Moss is a punk-rock musician spinning out of control in Alex Ross Perry's latest.

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Phoenix

By Rogan Graham

A stirring and stark portrait of a family in crisis from Norwegian director Camilla Strøm Henriksen.

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Honeyland

By Lillian Crawford

An artful study of culture, poverty and ecology which focuses on an unlikely Macedonian bee keeper.

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La Flor

By Matt Thrift

An epic in the literal sense of the world. Mariano Llinás goes long with this thrilling paean to genre cinema through the ages.

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For Sama

By David Jenkins

This tough but vital documentary depicts the savage bombardment of Aleppo from a female perspective.

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The Goldfinch

By Adam Woodward

Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman star in this disastrously dull adaptation of Donna Tartt’s best-seller.

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IT Chapter Two

By Anton Bitel

Time stands still in more ways than one as this dull rehash of Andy Muschietti’s 2017 horror overstays its welcome.

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Seahorse

By Hannah Woodhead

A transgender man’s pregnancy is the subject of Jeanie Finlay’s tender, essential documentary.

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Mrs Lowry & Son

By Lydia Figes

Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall play mother and son in Adrian Noble’s biography of LS Lowry.

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A Million Little Pieces

By David Jenkins

A hackneyed journey through rehab with Aaron Taylor-Johnson trying his best with thin material.

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Bait

By Adam Woodward

Director Mark Jenkin chronicles a dying way of life in this boldly experimental seaside drama.

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Hustlers

By Charles Bramesco

Jennifer Lopez reminds the world of her white hot star wattage in this lapdancing Robin Hood caper film.

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Inna de Yard

By Thomas Hobbs

A group of pioneering reggae musicians hark back to the good old days in this middling music documentary.

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