By Elena Lazic

There’s a dash of Spielbergian charm in this thrilling family adventure from director Travis Knight.

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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

By Karen Krizanovich

Frank Capra’s festive classic returns to the big screen this Christmas – and it’s an opportunity not to be missed.

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By Adam Woodward

The grisly case of the Borden Murders is exhumed in this well-acted but heavy-handed drama.


The House That Jack Built

By David Jenkins

Lars von Trier is up to his old tricks in this absurdly macabre and deeply self-conscious portrait of a serial killer.

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The Mule

By Mark Asch

Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this outstanding American road movie about an ageing drug runner.

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Free Solo

By Aimee Knight

A climber’s quest to summit Yosemite’s El Capitan without ropes takes on a troubling ulterior motive.



By Elena Lazic

DC Comics chance their arm with this zany, entertaining and frequently confounding underwater epic.


An Elephant Sitting Still

By Matt Thrift

Hu Bo’s search for hope and humanity in present-day China is a monumental debut tinged with tragedy.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

By Kambole Campbell

Multiple Spider-Mans makes for outrageous fun in Marvel’s slick, constantly surprising multiverse animation.

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By Thomas Nguyen

Turkish filmmaker Gürcan Keltek uses a meteor shower as a metaphor for human conflict in this docu-fiction hybrid.


White Boy Rick

By Caitlin Quinlan

A smalltime teenage drug-pusher turns FBI informant in director Yann Demange’s Detroit-set crime drama.



By Rory Marsh

Old friends rekindle their relationship while navigating England’s waterways in Tupaq Felber’s uncompromising debut feature.


Mortal Engines

By Tom Huddleston

Despite some spectacular production design, this is far from a precision-tooled adaptation of Philip Reeve’s steampunk fantasy.



By Gus Edgar-Chan

A heavy metal lover undergoes a face transplant in Małgorzata Szumowska’s biting, uneven social satire.


The Old Man & the Gun

By Hannah Woodhead

Robert Redford plays an ageing gentleman bankrobber in this glorious throwback to his ’70s pomp.

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The Image Book

By Abbey Bender

A unique, typically oblique late-career wonder from French master New Wave godhead Jean-Luc Godard.

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By David Jenkins

Alfonso Cuaròn’s monumental love poem to Mexico and the woman who made him a man.

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