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Skate Kitchen

By Eve Jones

Crystal Moselle’s New York-set tale of female friendship is one of the most exhilarating films of the year.

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The House with a Clock in Its Walls

By Anton Bitel

Eli Roth’s latest offering is a Harry Potter-fied version of a 1950s haunted house horror.

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Climax

By Adam Woodward

A dance troupe descends into a drug-addled nightmare in Gaspar Noé’s high-larks latest.

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Mile 22

By Elena Lazic

Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg’s latest collaboration is an exploration of American militarism that doesn’t quite work.

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A Simple Favour

By Hannah Woodhead

Hollywood funny guy Paul Feig tries his hand at something a little different with this fizzy comedy thriller.

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Faces Places

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Agnès Varda hits the road with French photographer and muralist JR in this singularly charming social document.

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MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A.

By David Jenkins

Filmmaker Steve Loveridge takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the life and career of his close friend M.I.A.

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The Little Stranger

By Hannah Woodhead

Despite an impressive cast, Lenny Abrahamson’s gothic ghost story never quite manages to deliver the desired chills.

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Reinventing Marvin

By David Jenkins

Isabelle Huppert cameos in this sentimental coming-out story from French director Anne Fontaine.

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Wajib

By Thomas Nguyen

This quietly compelling drama from Annemarie Jacir follows a father and son delivering wedding invitations.

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The Rider

By David Jenkins

Writer/director Chloé Zhao’s spellbinding second feature is a wistful ode to a bygone America.

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Weapon of Choice

By Romy Somerset

The story of Gaston Glock is woven into this intriguing survey of modern firearms culture.

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King of Thieves

By Caitlin Quinlan

The inside story of the Hatton Garden diamond heist, with Michael Caine and Ray Winstone.

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Lucky

By Luke Walkley

The late Harry Dean Stanton gives a career-best performance in this droll and poignant character study.

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The Predator

By David Jenkins

Shane Black exhumes this seminal ’80s monster franchise by paying homage to the abject nastiness of the original.

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Crazy Rich Asians

By Patrick Sproull

Jon M Chu’s sparkling Singapore-set romantic comedy is a watershed moment for diversity in mainstream cinema.

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In Praise of Nothing

By Thomas Nguyen

Iggy Pop narrates this strange, singular documentary comprising the observations of 62 cinematographers from across the globe.

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