Reviews

Taming the Garden

By Emily Maskell

This observational documentary is an ethereal ode to nature and its fight to survive in the hands of human greed.

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Amulet

By David Jenkins

Romola Garai’s feature directorial debut is a haunting feminist revenge horror that upturns genre tropes and flouts convention.

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Memory Box

By Steph Green

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige craft a thoughtful collage that blends personal archives with intergenerational traumas.

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Belfast

By Hannah Strong

Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical drama about The Troubles is undermined by its depthless and apolitical tone.

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Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

By Charles Bramesco

Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine pootles around California with the Beach Boys legend in Brent Wilson's lacklustre documentary.

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A Journal for Jordan

By Marina Ashioti

Denzel Washington’s fourth directorial effort is a story of love, loss and sacrifice told through the journal of Charles Monroe King.

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Cicada

By Marina Ashioti

A bookstore meet-cute leads to a transformative relationship for two gay men in Matthew Fifer and Kieran Mulcare’s drama.

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Nightmare Alley

By Leila Latif

The great Guillermo del Toro returns with this deliciously-dark tale of a circus huckster who takes things too far.

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The Tragedy of Macbeth

By Charles Bramesco

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand take on the most infamous power couple in literary history, care of Joel Coen.

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Cow

By Marina Ashioti

Andrea Arnold’s long-awaited fifth feature is a remarkable and visceral assault on the senses.

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Memoria

By Mark Asch

Apichatpong Weerasethakul meticulously crafts a sensory journey soaked in introspection and metaphysical perplexity.

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Scream

By Anton Bitel

This stylishly directed “requel” trickily rakes over the grave of the original Scream films, but please, no more!

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The 355

By Marina Ashioti

Jessica Chastain’s passion project is a questionable espionage thriller that flaunts its international cast of A-Listers.

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Minyan

By Rafaela Sales Ross

Eric Steele ventures into narrative filmmaking with a lacklustre adaptation of David Bezmozgis’ queer coming-of-age story.

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Ailey

By Marina Ashioti

This tender and affecting documentary on a visionary of contemporary dance offers a glimpse of the man behind the genius.

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Munich: The Edge of War

By Josh Slater-Williams

Netflix rings in the new year with an austere World War Two espionage thriller from director Christian Schwochow.

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A Hero

By Adam Solomons

Asghar Farhadi’s exceptional Iran-centred drama is a soulful reflection on the morality of crime.

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