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Gunda

By Matt Turner

Victor Kossakovsky’s documentary captures the daily rhythms of its porcine star’s life on the farm.

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Girl

By Charles Bramesco

Bella Thorne goes on the warpath in first-time director Chad Faust’s lacklustre revenge thriller.

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Ahead of the Curve

By Laura Venning

This engaging documentary celebrates the work of an iconic lesbian publication and its fearsome creator.

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Surge

By Josh Slater-Williams

A powder-keg performance from Ben Whishaw powers this visceral London-set crime thriller.

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Frankie

By Laura Venning

Writer/director Ira Sachs misses a trick with this ambling family drama set in a picturesque Portuguese town.

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The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

By Anna Bogutskaya

The third instalment in the horror franchise gives us a lot of Ed and Lorraine Warren, but not nearly enough Satan.

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Cruella

By Hannah Strong

Emma Stone plays the fur-loving fashionista in this overlong and largely uninspired origin story.

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Dinner in America

By Lou Thomas

Punk provocateur Adam Rehmeier surveys America’s putrefying suburbs in this unconventional coming-of-ager.

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First Cow

By David Jenkins

This miniature epic is both a thrilling extension and perfect summation of Kelly Reichardt’s cinematic project to date.

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Earwig and the Witch

By Lillian Crawford

Studio Ghibli’s first computer-animated feature boasts bags of charm and one its most endearing heroines.

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In the Heights

By Charles Bramesco

New York is teeming with sweaty, joyous life in the exuberant musical from Crazy Rich Asians’ Jon M Chu.

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My New York Year

By David Jenkins

An aspiring writer forms an unlikely connection with JD Salinger in this ’90s set literary drama.

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State Funeral

By Ed Gibbs

This captivating time capsule of the Soviet Union circa 1953 is a staggering feat of archive documentary.

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The Human Factor

By Adam Woodward

The inside story of America’s futile attempts to broker peace in the Middle East makes for fascinating viewing.

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A Quiet Place Part II

By David Jenkins

Silence is less than golden in this occasionally effective blockbuster sequel which trades horror for action.

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Rare Beasts

By David Jenkins

This provocative, heart-on-sleeve romantic drama from Billie Piper marks the arrival of a serious filmmaking talent.

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Spiral

By Hannah Strong

This procedural thriller reboot of the Saw franchise is painful to sit through for all the wrong reasons.

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Those Who Wish Me Dead

By Charles Bramesco

Angelina Jolie is pitted against the forces of nature in this damp squib of a thriller from writer/director Taylor Sheridan.

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