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Lamb

By Hannah Strong

Noomi Rapace adopts a strange newborn in this elevated Icelandic folk horror from director Valdimar Jóhannsson.

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Don’t Look Up

By Hannah Strong

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence tackle climate change in Adam McKay’s uneven, star-studded dramedy.

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Being the Ricardos

By Leila Latif

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem play TV legends Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin’s snappy biopic.

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Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It

By Emma Fraser

This intimate documentary sees the trailblazing Hollywood icon tell her remarkable story in her own words.

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Encounter

By Hannah Strong

Despite some compelling performances, Michael Pearce’s sci-fi thriller fails to live up to the promise of his debut, Beast.

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West Side Story

By David Jenkins

Steven Spielberg comes a-cropper in this stiff and soulless revamp of the classic Leonard Bernstein barnstormer.

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Blue Bayou

By Hannah Strong

Justin Chon’s melodramatic tale of immigration and injustice in present-day America is undermined by a clichéd script.

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There is No Evil

By Marina Ashioti

This anthology film from director Mohammad Rasoulof explores the social consequences of Iran’s death penalty.

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The Hand of God

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Paolo Sorrentino bares his soul in this autobiographical coming-of-age story about teenage obsessions.

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Adrienne

By Emma Fraser

Andy Ostroy’s documentary is a heartbreaking portrait of a filmmaker gone too soon and those she left behind.

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C’mon C’mon

By Charles Bramesco

Joaquin Phoenix forms a close bond with a precocious whippersnapper in Mike Mills’ gentle family drama.

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Lapwing

By David Jenkins

An atmospheric tale of toxic masculinity in Tudor England from writer Laura Turner and director Philip Stevens.

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The Beatles: Get Back

By Elena Lazic

Peter Jackson unearths and re-edits footage of the Beatles’ last hurrah, with euphoric and exasperating results.

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Rebel Dykes

By Marina Ashioti

This fittingly radical documentary chronicles the feminist punk subculture which sprung in London in the 1980s.

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Pirates

By Cheyenne Bunsie

Reggie Yates’ London-set, Y2K-era debut feature is a rollicking celebration of friendship and Black British music.

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House of Gucci

By Hannah Strong

Ridley Scott enlists an A-List cast for his bombastic dramatisation of Maurizio Gucci’s assassination.

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Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

By Matt Turner

A school teacher goes viral for all the wrong reasons in Romanian director Radu Jude’s salacious social satire.

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