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Midnight Family

By Matt Turner

Luke Lorentzen’s timely chronicle of a family-run ambulance service makes for engrossing viewing.

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Greed

By Charles Bramesco

Fake tan and righteous fury abound in Michael Winterbottom’s satire of a mega-rich entrepreneur.

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Little Joe

By David Jenkins

A botanist develops a revolutionary new plant in Jessica Hausner’s sci-fi tinged social parable.

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The Call of the Wild

By Elena Lazic

Harrison Ford and a CGI dog make for a pawsome pairing in this charming retelling of Jack London’s short story.

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Emma

By Hannah Woodhead

It’s no Clueless, but a strong cast just about sustains Autumn de Wilde’s faithful take on Jane Austen’s novel.

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

By Katie Goh

Céline Sciamma’s sumptuous, quietly radical 18th century love story is one of the year’s very best.

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Jihad Jane

By Max Copeman

Ciarán Cassidy’s engrossing documentary examines the making of an unlikely terror cell.

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Sonic the Hedgehog

By Anton Bitel

A scene-stealing Jim Carrey just about sustains this fast, fun and forgettable video game crossover.

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First Love

By Anton Bitel

A young romance blooms one wild night in Tokyo in director Takashi Miike’s high-energy caper.

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Daniel Isn’t Real

By Anton Bitel

A traumatised man summons his former imaginary friend in Adam Egypt Mortimer’s knotty psychological thriller.

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Horse Girl

By Stefania Sarrubba

Alison Brie writes and stars in this absorbing but uneven portrait of a woman struggling with mental illness.

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Underwater

By David Jenkins

Feeble, water-logged action caper in which undersea ghouls terrorise Kristen Stewart on a deep sea mining station.

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Plus One

By Max Copeman

A pair of singletons hatch a plan to get them through wedding season in Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer’s spirited rom-com.

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Birds of Prey

By Hannah Woodhead

Margot Robbie brings anarchy and attitude to the DCEU in Cathy Yan’s pop-punk ode to womanhood.

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Parasite

By Hannah Woodhead

Bong Joon-ho’s class-clash black comedy will burrow under your skin and stay there.

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Talking About Trees

By Maria Nae

Four local filmmakers attempt to revive cinema-going in Sudan in this playful, inspiring documentary.

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Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall

By Romelly Eavis

A colourful portrait of the famed photographer’s life, both behind and in front of the camera.

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