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Nimic

By David Jenkins

Matt Dillon joins Yorgos Lanthimos for this bizarre short about a New York cellist whose life is usurped by a passer-by.

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Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions

By Sydney Urbanek

Taylor Swift and her folklore collaborators perform and dissect the pandemic album at New York’s Long Pond Studios.

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Red, White and Blue

By David Jenkins

John Boyega tackles institutional bigotry within the Metropolitan Police in Steve McQueen’s searing anti-racism drama.

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Possessor

By Leila Latif

Brandon Cronenberg follows up his impressive debut Antiviral with a visceral slice of hallucinatory ultraviolence.

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Happiest Season

By Hannah Woodhead

Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis star in Clea DuVall’s festive rom-com about going home and coming out.

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Lovers Rock

By Hannah Woodhead

Steve McQueen delivers a sublime party film for the ages in the second instalment of his Small Axe series.

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

By Flora Spencer Grant

The entertaining story of the titular “Mother of the Blues” sees Chadwick Boseman shine in his final performance.

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Patrick

By Anton Bitel

One man’s quest to find his missing hammer becomes a profound existential journey in this stripped-down comedy.

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Asia

By David Jenkins

This low-key but effective tearjerker sees a young mother become caregiver to her ailing daughter.

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Spree

By Hannah Woodhead

Joe Keery stars as an aspiring streamer driven to extremes in his never-ending quest for viral fame.

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The Nest

By Hannah Woodhead

Sean Durkin’s long-awaited second feature is a classically styled break-up movie with Carrie Coon and Jude Law.

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Finding Jack Charlton

By Adam Woodward

The story of one of England’s (and Ireland’s) most beloved footballing sons becomes a sombre portrait of dementia.

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Mangrove

By Rogan Graham

Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology kicks off with this searing court room drama about the Mangrove Nine trial.

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Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

By Flora Spencer Grant

Forest Whitaker stars as a down-on-his-luck toymaker in David E Talbert’s festive family frolic.

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Hillbilly Elegy

By Madeleine Seidel

Despite strong performances from Amy Adams and Glenn Close, this misjudged melodrama is an insult to those it claims to represent.

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Billie

By Cheyenne Bunsie

The story of one of Jazz’s brightest and most tragic stars is brought to life in this engaging documentary.

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Mank

By Hannah Woodhead

The man behind the man behind Citizen Kane is the subject of David Fincher’s sparkling paean to classic Hollywood.

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