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Days of the Bagnold Summer

By David Jenkins

This melancholy comic character portrait of an emotionally estranged mother and son falls in its final act.

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Guest of Honour

By David Jenkins

David Thewlis as a finicky health inspector is the high point of this otherwise bizarre and overwrought melodrama.

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The Uncertain Kingdom

By Thomas Hobbs

This anthology of 20 short films presents an interesting but imbalanced cross-section of modern British life.

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Krabi, 2562

By David Jenkins

Ben Rivers and Anocha Suwichakornpong observe the local customs of a Southern Thai community.

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The Vast of Night

By Josh Slater-Williams

Andrew Patterson’s incredible debut feels like a spiritual successor to Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

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Capone

By Charles Bramesco

Tom Hardy goes for broke in this pedestrian twilight-years biopic of notorious mobster Al Capone.

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Never Rarely Sometimes Always

By Hannah Woodhead

Eliza Hittman’s emotionally bruising, exceptionally tender abortion drama is not to be missed.

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The Whistlers

By David Jenkins

Double, triple and quadruple crosses play a part in this lightly-eccentric gangster thriller from a Romanian great.

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Spaceship Earth

By Charles Bramesco

The true story of a group of people who spent two years quarantined in a giant replica of Earth’s ecosystem.

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Infinite Football

By Adam Woodward

One man’s soccer obsession becomes a humble plea for a better world in Corneliu Porumboiu’s riveting documentary.

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Ema

By Caitlin Quinlan

A dancer goes on the warpath in Pablo Larraín’s scorching survey of love and family in modern-day Chile.

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The Half of It

By Grace Z Li

Alice Wu returns with a coming-of-age story about being an outsider – and being bold.

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The Assistant

By Hannah Woodhead

Director Kitty Green highlights the systemic abuse women suffer in the workplace in this powerful drama.

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Moffie

By Hannah Woodhead

A pair of conscripts find love amid the chaos of Apartheid in Oliver Hermanus’ queer war drama.

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Extraction

By David Jenkins

Chris Hemsworth goes full Rambo in this slick, soulless shoot-em-up penned by Joe Russo.

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Beastie Boys Story

By Charles Bramesco

How Brooklyn’s finest changed the rap game, as told by the group’s two surviving members.

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Dreamland

By Anton Bitel

The director and star of cult horror hit Pontypool reunite for a hard-boiled hitman noir.

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Tigertail

By Grace Z Li

A Taiwanese American reflects on his strained familial relationships in Alan Yang’s immigrant drama.

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