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Trolls World Tour

By Jake Cunningham

The Trolls are back in town. And you’d better believe they’re ready to rock.

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Vivarium

By Max Copeman

Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg become trapped in a suburban nightmare in this metaphor-laden domestic horror.

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Crip Camp

By Roxanne Sancto

A summer camp for disabled teens becomes a movement for equality in this soul-nourishing Netflix documentary.

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The Perfect Candidate

By Ella Kemp

Haifaa Al Mansour’s latest sees female doctor challenge Saudi Arabian social norms by running for local election.

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Blow the Man Down

By Josh Slater-Williams

Grieving sisters attempt to cover up a grisly crime in this Coens-esque noir set in a small fishing town.

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Fire Will Come

By David Jenkins

A fierce blaze tears across rural Galicia in Oliver Laxe’s ruminative docu-fiction hybrid.

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Dogs Don’t Wear Pants

By Josh Slater-Williams

There’s myriad pleasures to be had in this sex-positive romantic comedy set in the world of BDSM.

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The Truth

By Charles Bramesco

Hirokazu Koreeda follows up Shoplifters with a typically dreamy, heart-piercing family drama.

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Run

By Josh Slater-Williams

Scott Graham’s impressive third feature stars Mark Stanley as a factory worker with a need for speed.

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Cunningham

By David Jenkins

A scenic and idea-focused biography of one of dance’s true visionaries, Merce Cunningham.

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Calm with Horses

By David Jenkins

This Irish gangland saga is powered by exceptional performances from Niamh Algar, Cosmo Jarvis and Barry Keoghan.

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The Hunt

By Charles Bramesco

It’s Liberal Elites versus Red Staters in Craig Zobel’s long-delayed horror-satire. The wait was hardly worth it.

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And Then We Danced

By Emily Maskell

Rivalry and romance bloom in Swedish-Georgian director Levan Akin’s captivating coming-of-age drama.

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Bacurau

By Biju Belinky

Directors Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles skewer modern Brazilian history in this subversive survival thriller.

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Sulphur and White

By Jess Duffy

A successful man struggles to come to terms with traumatic events from his past in Julian Jarrold’s ineffective drama.

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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

By David Jenkins

A measured, lightly poetic look at the life and work of one of the great modern storytellers.

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Fantasy Island

By Charles Bramesco

A tropical getaway becomes a waking nightmare for its hapless guests in this dire reboot of the ’70s TV show.

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