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Koko-di Koko-da

By Anton Bitel

A grieving couple embark on a camping trip in writer/director Johannes Nyholm’s folkloric psychological horror.

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Les Misérables

By David Jenkins

The hardships of daily life in one of Paris’ toughest neighbourhoods are captured in Ladj Ly’s La Haine-esque debut.

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Bill & Ted Face the Music

By Charles Bramesco

The Wyld Stallyns return after nearly three decades out of the saddle. The result could hardly be more excellent.

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Hope Gap

By Lillian Crawford

Annette Bening, Bill Night and Josh O’Connor star in this heartrending story of marital strife on the shoreline.

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I’m Thinking of Ending Things

By Hannah Woodhead

Charlie Kaufman presents a mind-bending psychodrama about a young woman’s journey to meet her boyfriend’s parents.

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Matthias & Maxime

By Hannah Woodhead

Xavier Dolan returns to his Québécois roots with this lilting reflection on lost youth and unspoken love.

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Rising Phoenix

By Lillian Crawford

This powerful documentary charts the history of the Paralympics and its positive impact on disability representation.

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She Dies Tomorrow

By Lillian Crawford

Amy Seimetz’s neon-soaked danse macabre is one of the year’s most chilling and effective horrors.

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Tenet

By Adam Woodward

A stoppable force meets an infinitely movable object in Christopher Nolan’s continuum-shattering sci-fi thriller.

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Chemical Hearts

By Charles Bramesco

Riverdale sweetheart Lili Reinhart plays a star-crossed high schooler in this stilted teen weepie from Richard Tanne.

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Ava

By Lillian Crawford

Classical interests mask taboo-breaking desires in Sadaf Foroughi’s Tehran-set high school drama.

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Perfumes

By Lillian Crawford

Emmanuelle Devos stars as a fragrance maker extraordinaire in this slight sensory drama from Grégory Magne.

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An Easy Girl

By Lillian Crawford

This sun-bleached, Cannes-set romantic drama from director Rebecca Zlotowski is not to be missed.

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Babyteeth

By Hannah Woodhead

A young cancer patient falls for a local hustler in this striking debut from Australian director Shannon Murphy.

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Pinocchio

By Lillian Crawford

Matteo Garrone’s live-action retelling of the classic Italian fairy tale is a dream come true.

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My Rembrandt

By Lillian Crawford

Dutch filmmaker Oeke Hoogendijk examines the enduring appeal of the art world’s Old Masters.

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Papicha

By Lillian Crawford

A group of young women come of age against the backdrop of civil war in Mounia Meddour’s vibrant, nuanced debut.

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Perfect 10

By Keli Williams

A troubled young gymnast experiences the ups and down of adolescence in Eva Riley tender debut feature.

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