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Onward

By Hannah Woodhead

Tom Holland and Chris Pratt play teenage elves on a quest in Pixar’s underwhelming fantasy adventure.

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Downhill

By Hannah Woodhead

This US remake of Ruben Östlund’s ski-bound comedy-drama Force Majeure oversimplifies the source material.

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Color Out of Space

By Kambole Campbell

Nicolas Cage encounters an unholy cosmic terror in director Richard Stanley’s HP Lovecraft adaptation.

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The Invisible Man

By Hannah Woodhead

HG Well’s classic sci-fi horror is given a satisfying modern twist courtesy of Blumhouse and director Leigh Whannell.

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True History of the Kelly Gang

By Adam Woodward

Justin Kurzel’s bold reimagining of the life and crimes of Ned Kelly is a gross misfire.

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Dark Waters

By Hannah Woodhead

Mark Ruffalo takes on a giant chemical company in Todd Haynes’ gripping procedural drama.

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Midnight Family

By Matt Turner

Luke Lorentzen’s timely chronicle of a family-run ambulance service makes for engrossing viewing.

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Greed

By Charles Bramesco

Fake tan and righteous fury abound in Michael Winterbottom’s satire of a mega-rich entrepreneur.

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Little Joe

By David Jenkins

A botanist develops a revolutionary new plant in Jessica Hausner’s sci-fi tinged social parable.

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The Call of the Wild

By Elena Lazic

Harrison Ford and a CGI dog make for a pawsome pairing in this charming retelling of Jack London’s short story.

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Emma

By Hannah Woodhead

It’s no Clueless, but a strong cast just about sustains Autumn de Wilde’s faithful take on Jane Austen’s novel.

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

By Katie Goh

Céline Sciamma’s sumptuous, quietly radical 18th century love story is one of the year’s very best.

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Jihad Jane

By Max Copeman

Ciarán Cassidy’s engrossing documentary examines the making of an unlikely terror cell.

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Sonic the Hedgehog

By Anton Bitel

A scene-stealing Jim Carrey just about sustains this fast, fun and forgettable video game crossover.

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First Love

By Anton Bitel

A young romance blooms one wild night in Tokyo in director Takashi Miike’s high-energy caper.

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Daniel Isn’t Real

By Anton Bitel

A traumatised man summons his former imaginary friend in Adam Egypt Mortimer’s knotty psychological thriller.

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Horse Girl

By Stefania Sarrubba

Alison Brie writes and stars in this absorbing but uneven portrait of a woman struggling with mental illness.

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Underwater

By David Jenkins

Feeble, water-logged action caper in which undersea ghouls terrorise Kristen Stewart on a deep sea mining station.

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