By Aimee Knight
A climber’s quest to summit Yosemite’s El Capitan without ropes takes on a troubling ulterior motive.
By Elena Lazic
DC Comics chance their arm with this zany, entertaining and frequently confounding underwater epic.
By Matt Thrift
Hu Bo’s search for hope and humanity in present-day China is a monumental debut tinged with tragedy.
Multiple Spider-Mans makes for outrageous fun in Marvel’s slick, constantly surprising multiverse animation.
Turkish filmmaker Gürcan Keltek uses a meteor shower as a metaphor for human conflict in this docu-fiction hybrid.
A smalltime teenage drug-pusher turns FBI informant in director Yann Demange’s Detroit-set crime drama.
By Rory Marsh
Old friends rekindle their relationship while navigating England’s waterways in Tupaq Felber’s uncompromising debut feature.
A heavy metal lover undergoes a face transplant in Małgorzata Szumowska’s biting, uneven social satire.
Robert Redford plays an ageing gentleman bankrobber in this glorious throwback to his ’70s pomp.
By Abbey Bender
A unique, typically oblique late-career wonder from French master New Wave godhead Jean-Luc Godard.
Alfonso Cuaròn’s monumental love poem to Mexico and the woman who made him a man.
Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams are unable to lift this hackneyed tale of forbidden love.
By Matt Thrift
This eight-hour epic from Chinese filmmaker Wang Bing chronicles one of the worst atrocities in human history.
By Kelli Weston
The zombie apocalypse horror gets a fun festive makeover courtesy of writer/director John McPhail.
There’s charm to spare in Disney’s follow-up to Wreck-It Ralph, but it still feels like a cynical cash-grab.