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The Seagull

By Romy Somerset

A star-studded ensemble can’t save this latest adaptation of Chekhov’s famous play from mediocrity.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

By Hannah Woodhead

Desiree Akhavan presents a confident, heartbreaking portrait of life inside a Christian conversion therapy camp.

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American Animals

By Manuela Lazic

Documentarian Bart Layton blurs the line between fact and fiction in his compelling heist drama.

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Action Point

By Hannah Woodhead

Johnny Knoxville plays a theme park entrepreneur with no regard for customer safety in this well-meaning but ultimately uninspired comedy.

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Searching

By David Jenkins

A father uses technology to find his missing daughter in the latest ‘screenlife’ thriller.

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Cold War

By David Jenkins

A tempestuous romance on national themes makes for chilly viewing in Pawel Pawlikowski’s monochrome drama.

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The Man from Mo’Wax

By Thomas Hobbs

A new documentary profiling trip-hop pioneer James Lavelle and his influential label Mo’Wax Records.

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Yardie

By Christina Newland

Idris Elba makes his directorial debut with a partial adaptation of Victor Headley’s cult 1992 novel.

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Upgrade

By Anton Bitel

A man finds himself aided in his quest for revenge by an unusual piece of tech in this slick thriller from Leigh Whannell.

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A Northern Soul

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Sean McAllister’s documentary is a welcome antidote to the many grim representations of the poor.

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The Happytime Murders

By Hannah Woodhead

A puppet detective investigates a series of brutal murders in this underwhelming comedy from Brian Henson.

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The King

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Eugene Jarecki’s Elvis-inspired road movie doubles as a eulogy for the American Dream.

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BlacKkKlansman

By Adam Woodward

A black cop infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan in Spike Lee’s fiery, fiercely funny takedown of institutional racism.

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The Children Act

By Beth Webb

Emma Thompson delivers a heartfelt turn as a high court judge presiding over a difficult case in the second Ian McEwan adaptation of 2018.

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Distant Constellation

By Mark Asch

The inhabitants of a Turkish retirement home contemplate life’s big questions in this captivating doc from Shevaun Mizrahi.

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The Women (1939)

By Caroline Golum

Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell are as sensational as ever in George Cukor’s classic Hollywood comedy.

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Christopher Robin

By Ella Kemp

Piglet, Pooh and Tigger too are brought back to life in this big-hearted Disney live-action animation.

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The Eyes of Orson Welles

By David Jenkins

Mark Cousins returns with an essay feature on the doodles and draftsmanship of Orson Welles.

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