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Notturno

By Trevor Johnston

This captivating docu-reverie from Gianfranco Rosi reveals the aftereffects of war for people in the Middle East.

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Moxie

By Emily Maskell

Amy Poehler’s second feature behind the camera misses the mark in its search for humour and solidarity.

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Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché

By David Jenkins

A stirring and fraught mother-daughter relationship is at the centre of this lively punk rock doc.

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Nomadland

By Hannah Woodhead

Chloé Zhao goes three for three with this extraordinary chronicle of life on the fringes of American society.

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The United States vs Billie Holiday

By David Jenkins

A star is born in Andra Day, the phenomenal lead of Lee Daniels’ ponderous and overlong musical biopic.

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Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry

By Sydney Urbanek

Billie Eilish and her tight-knit family navigate her first half a decade of stardom in this intimate documentary.

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Verdict

By Leila Latif

This sensitive and harrowing portrait of domestic abuse looks at how the justice system fails women.

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Justine

By Emily Maskell

Jamie Patterson’s latest sees a young woman battling addiction find redemption through queer love.

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Cherry

By Adam Woodward

Tom Holland’s junkie GI goes to hell and back in the Russo brothers’ failed attempt at serious filmmaking.

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Pelé

By Adam Woodward

This authorised look at the life of the Brazilian icon reveals more about the man than the footballer.

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Slalom

By David Jenkins

This troubling and effective study of workplace abuse focuses on a disoriented slalom champ.

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Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

By Charles Bramesco

This female buddy comedy starring Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo is a silly delight from start to finish.

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The World to Come

By Katie Goh

Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby forge a connection on the American frontier in Mona Fastvold’s period romance.

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Music

By Charles Bramesco

The controversy surrounding Sia’s directorial debut should not distract from its basic cinematic failings.

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News of the World

By Charles Bramesco

Tom Hanks saddles up for a classically-styled western about a Civil War veteran who rescues an orphaned girl.

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Little Fish

By Keli Williams

An amnesia-causing virus threatens a young couple, played by Olivia Cooke and Jack O’Connell.

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Bliss

By Charles Bramesco

Mike Cahill’s disastrous sci-fi parable sees Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek slip into a simulated realty.

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