Truth and Movies


23 Walks

By Lillian Crawford

A couple in twilight years become acquainted over a series of dog walks in Paul Morrison’s cheery drama.


Little Girl

By Lillian Crawford

Sébastien Lifschitz’s sensitive portrait of eight-year-old Sasha will change attitudes towards gender dysphoria.

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Miss Juneteenth

By Cheyenne Bunsie

Channing Godfrey Peoples’ feature debut is a stunning love letter to Southern Black culture.

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On the Rocks

By Hannah Woodhead

Rashida Jones and Bill Murray star in Sofia Coppola’s New York caper about a woman who suspects her husband is having an affair.



By Fatima Sheriff

Henry Golding embarks on a personal journey to his ancestral homeland in Hong Khaou’s soothing drama.

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Barking Dogs Never Bite

By Anton Bitel

Bong Joon-ho’s wryly funny social commentary is released for the first time in the UK courtesy of Curzon.

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By Rogan Graham

Sarah Gavron gives the coming-of-age drama a vital shot in the arm with a film of rare empathy and joy.

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By Ryan Coleman

Merawi Gerima’s stunning debut feature sees a young filmmaker return home to a rapidly gentrified Washington DC.

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White Riot

By Adam Woodward

The story of how Rock Against Racism combatted fascism in ’70s Britain has some disturbing contemporary parallels.

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The Devil All the Time

By Hannah Woodhead

Antonio Campos’ star-jammed Southern potboiler fails to capture the poetic misery of Donald Ray Pollock’s source novel.



By Lou Thomas

This violent gangland drama from writer/director Sam Kelly exposes toxic masculinity in New Zealand.


The Roads Not Taken

By Greg Wetherall

Javier Bardem and Elle Fanning star in writer/director Sally Potter’s meandering, miserablist drama.


The Painted Bird

By David Jenkins

A young boy navigates a war-ravaged landscape in Czech director Václav Marhoul’s bleak opus.

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Max Richter’s Sleep

By Thomas Hobbs

Max Richter’s eight-hour concept album is brought to life via Natalie Johns’s immersive concert film.

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By Sophie Monks Kaufman

A couple struggles to reconcile their new romance with their emotional baggage in Aki Omoshaybi’s directorial debut.



By Leila Latif

Disney’s live action remake ditches the kitsch and catchy songs – and is arguably weaker for it.


Isadora’s Children

By Josh Slater-Williams

Damien Manivel’s drama captures the grace and poise of pioneering choreographer Isadora Duncan.

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