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Respect

By Cheyenne Bunsie

This conventional Aretha Franklin biopic is elevated by Jennifer Hudson’s transportive central performance.

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

By Weiting Liu

The MCU’s first Asian superhero movie combines thrilling spectacle with cultural specificity to correct the comics’ racist past.

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Shorta

By Lou Thomas

This slick crime-thriller sees civil unrest spill over on the streets of Copenhagen as the boys in blue lose control.

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Misha and the Wolves

By Hannah Strong

A woman’s Holocaust memoir becomes an international scandal in Sam Hobkinson’s compelling documentary.

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Annette

By Hannah Strong

Leos Carax’s surreal, Sparks-scripted musical-of-sorts stars Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard as ill-fated lovers.

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Wildfire

By Fatima Sheriff

Two sisters are reunited as their community comes apart at the seams in Cathy Brady’s Troubles-era drama.

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Paris Calligrammes

By Caitlin Quinlan

Veteran German filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger recounts her formative experiences in the French capital in the 1960s.

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Candyman

By Leila Latif

Nia DaCosta re-examines the white saviour and Black boogeyman tropes in her bold horror reimagining.

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Souad

By Fatima Sheriff

Ayten Amin’s unconventional coming-of-age drama adopts a matter-of-fact view of modern Egyptian society.

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Our Ladies

By Josh Slater-Williams

Set in ’90s Scotland, Michael Caton-Jones’ winning comedy-drama sees a group of Catholic girls cut loose.

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The Deer King

By Katie Goh

Studio Ghibli alums Masashi Ando and Masayuki Miyaji channels Princess Mononoke in their visually striking “medical fantasy”.

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Mad God

By Kambole Campbell

Phil Tippett’s long-gestating stop-motion animation epic is a frenzied and frequently deranged Dantean odyssey.

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The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

By Kambole Campbell

The producers of Avatar prequel The Legend of Korra expand on Netflix’s dark fantasy series with a bloody “anime”.

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Prince of Muck

By Katie Goh

Cindy Jansen’s intriguing documentary chronicles one man’s life on one of Scotland’s most remote islands.

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Pig

By Hannah Strong

Nicolas Cage reveals his sensitive side in Michael Sarnoski’s warm-hearted porcine revenge western.

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Censor

By Adam Woodward

A film censor goes in search of her missing sister in Prano Bailey-Bond’s razor-sharp, retro-styled horror satire.

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Sabaya

By Marina Ashioti

A sombre and emotive documentary depicting the painful realities of the Islamic State’s reign of terror.

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The Night House

By Marina Ashioti

David Bruckner’s architectural horror stands up to the contemporary challenges of dabbling with ghosts and jump scares.

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