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Anselm review – a perfect combination of director and subject

By David Jenkins

Wim Wenders’ luxe 3D portrait of the flame-thrower wielding conceptual artist Anselm Kiefer is a dreamy delight.

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Earth Mama review – new talent arrives on the scene fully-formed

By David Jenkins

Seek out this very special debut feature from Savanah Leaf about a woman navigating the bureaucratic hell of the child services system.

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Trenque Lauquen review – compulsive and completely absorbing

By David Jenkins

One of 2023’s most astonishing films comes in the form of a two-part opus about a woman drawn to mystery that takes a few cues from Twin Peaks.

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Wonka review – Timothée Chalamet is simply sensational

By Adam Woodward

Gather round and listen close... Paul King’s dazzling prequel to Roald Dahl’s beloved story is a joyous expression of pure imagination.

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Femme review – an uninhibited, spikey portrait of revenge

By Emily Maskell

After being the victim of a violent homophobic attack, a young drag performer sees an opportunity to get revenge on one of his tormentors.

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Eileen review – an impressively crafted noir

By Katherine McLaughlin

A shy young prison guard develops an infatuation with her workplace's new psychiatrist in William Oldroyd's twisty new thriller.

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Fallen Leaves review – the Finnish legend returns

By David Jenkins

Another gorgeous tragicomic farce from Finnish maestro Aki Kaurismäki, a heartfelt cinephile ode to the possibility of love among the working classes.

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Lost In The Night review – violent drama hampered by convention

By David Jenkins

Mexican provocateur Amat Escalante makes a half-cocked bid for mainstream respectability in this intriguing tale of a young man’s torrid search for his missing mother.

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The Eternal Daughter review – double your Tilda, double your pleasure

By Catherine Bray

Tilda Swinton plays both mother and daughter in Joanna Hogg's eerie and effective exploration of parent-child relationships.

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Saltburn review – gorgeous, lurid, shallow and frustrating

By Hannah Strong

A working-class student finds himself thrust into a new world in Emerald Fennell’s stylish but underwhelming second feature.

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Napoleon review – a dirty, bloody epic

By Hannah Strong

Ridley Scott takes on the might of France's most famous son in predictably brash and thrilling style.

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The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes – lopsided prequel

By David Jenkins

Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth head up this serviceable franchise prequel that divebombs into ignominy and obscurity during its protracted final act.

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May December review – a frothy psychodrama with a lurid bite

By Hannah Strong

Todd Haynes' deliciously dark melodrama sees Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman go head-to-head as a housewife and the woman tasked with playing her in a film.

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Anatomy of a Fall review – Sandra Hüller is one of the finest to ever do it

By David Jenkins

A woman has to stand trial after her husband dies in suspicious circumstances in Justine Triet's compelling courtroom drama.

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The Eternal Memory – Intimate, meandering doc

By David Jenkins

A sentimental docu-portrait of a Chilean journalist, famed for his reporting on Pinochet's atrocities, whose own memory is leaving him.

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Give Me Pity! review – an experimental, esoteric extravaganza

By Marina Ashioti

A young woman's dream gig on television descends into chaos in Amanda Kramer's imaginative new melodrama.

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Dream Scenario review – easy to enjoy, harder to remember

By Mark Asch

Nicolas Cage plays an otherwise unremarkable college professor who unexpectedly finds himself appearing in peoples' dreams in Kristoffer Borgli's latest satire.

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