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Memory: The Origins of Alien

By Anton Bitel

This documentary reveals how HP Lovecraft, Francis Bacon and Alejandro Jodorowsky inspired Ridley Scott’s sci-fi opus.

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Pain & Glory

By Adam Woodward

Pedro Almodóvar reunites with some familiar faces for this masterful trip down memory lane.

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Light of My Life

By Lou Thomas

Casey Affleck directs and stars in this suspenseful post-pandemic wilderness saga.

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Leto

By Iana Murray

A Leningrad rock star takes centre stage in Kirill Serebrennikov’s Soviet-era tale of youth in revolt.

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Transit

By Trevor Johnston

There’s shades of Casablanca in Christian Petzold’s riveting period romance, set in Nazi-occupied France.

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Good Boys

By Ella Kemp

The pains of prepubescence is the butt of this warm-hearted, foul-mouthed comedy from the makers of Superbad.

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Opus Zero

By Hannah Woodhead

Willem Dafoe plays a composer who goes looking for answers in Mexico in this slow and meandering drama.

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Stones Have Laws

By David Jenkins

This tricksy documentary hybrid charts the traditions and transitions of a remote Surinamese tribe.

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Blinded by the Light

By Tom Huddleston

Gurinder Chadha’s sentimental coming-of-ager charts a British-Pakistani teen’s fixation with Bruce Springsteen.

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Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw

By Hannah Woodhead

Two titans of action cinema team up for an audacious blockbuster romp in this well-meaning franchise spin-off.

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Animals

By Hannah Woodhead

Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat star in this well-observed portrait of female friendship from Sophie Hyde.

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Photograph

By David Jenkins

The romance between a street photographer and his unwilling subject plays out in this low-key Hindi charmer.

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Holiday

By David Jenkins

Abuse of all styles and intensities feature in this chilling crime drama from the perspective of a gangster’s moll.

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Do the Right Thing (1989)

By Kambole Campbell

Spike Lee’s magnum opus tells the story of a tense, sweltering summer day in Brooklyn, New York.

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Oldboy (2003)

By Kambole Campbell

Park Chan-wook’s revenge thriller mixes stylish thrills and perverse twists with a surprising amount of humour.

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A Rainy Day in New York

By Matt Thrift

Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning and Selena Gomez sparkle in Woody Allen’s washed-out romantic comedy.

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The Intruder

By Elena Lazic

Mischievous and pleasurable genre antics with Dennis Quaid as a tooled-up, MAGA-hatted nutbag.

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