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The Suicide Squad

By Lillian Crawford

James Gunn doubles down on his crass brand of humour in this charmless, unfunny and facile franchise redo.

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The Sparks Brothers

By Ed Gibbs

Edgar Wright’s tribute to two of his musical heroes is an exhilarating look back over a unique pop career.

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Jungle Cruise

By Lou Thomas

Expectations be damned: Disney’s riverboat caper is one of the year’s most purely pleasurable motion pictures.

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Luz: The Flower of Evil

By Anton Bitel

A backwater preacher pushes his small congregation to its limits in this quasi-mystical Colombian parable.

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Limbo

By David Jenkins

A Syrian musician relocates to a remote Scottish island in Ben Sharrock’s comedy-tinged asylum seeker drama.

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Old

By Hannah Strong

A family’s dream vacation turns into a nightmare when they start to age rapidly in M Night Shyamalan’s latest twisty thriller.

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Bye Bye Morons

By Ariel Klinghoffer

Despite Virginie Efira’s best efforts, this inane comedy from director Albert Dupontel is destined to be forgotten.

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Night of the Kings

By Fred Onyango

Philippe Lacôte’s multi-layered, prison-set theatrical extravaganza is a rich and original take on national myth-making.

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Two of Us

By David Jenkins

Filippo Meneghetti’s debut feature about a late-life same-sex romance hits all the right emotional notes.

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Space Jam: A New Legacy

By Rogan Graham

This bloated reboot of the hit ’90s cartoon crossover is little more than a cynical exercise in brand synergy.

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Fear Street: 1666

By Josh Slater-Williams

Netflix’s time-skipping horror trilogy reaches a satisfying conclusion via a 17th-century Sarah Fier origin story.

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Nowhere Special

By Adam Woodward

This tender drama about a father forced to give up his young son reinforces James Norton’s star credentials.

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Deerskin

By David Jenkins

Jean Dujardin becomes dangerously obsessed with a deerskin jacket in Quentin Dupieux’s slighter-than-slight comedy.

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The Witches of the Orient

By Kambole Campbell

This riveting sports documentary tells the stranger-than-fiction story of the famed Japanese women’s volleyball team.

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Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

By Leila Latif

Questlove’s rhapsodic documentary revives the long-forgotten 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, aka ‘Black Woodstock’.

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Tove

By Sarah Williams

This tender biopic explores the artistic and sexual awakening of Moomins creator Tove Jansson.

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Fear Street: 1978

By Josh Slater-Williams

The second part of Netflix’s RL Stine-inspired horror trilogy is a serious upgrade on its muddled predecessor.

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