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Rose Island

By Josh Slater-Williams

An eccentric Italian engineer constructs an island utopia in the Adriatic Sea in this old-fashioned charmer.

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No Hard Feelings

By Emily Maskell

Queer romance blossoms in this tactful tale of migrant identity from first-time director Faraz Shariat.

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Alex Wheatle

By Rogan Graham

The striking fourth episode in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology depicts the difficult blossoming of an artist.

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County Lines

By Millicent Thomas

Henry Blake’s assured debut sees a young boy forced into trafficking drugs across the UK’s internal borders.

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Liberté

By David Jenkins

A group of exiled libertines engage in a moonlit orgy in director Albert Serra’s puckish historical romp.

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Host

By David Jenkins

Innovative tech-powered horror miniature which trades on the hazards of the pandemic lockdown.

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Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan

By David Jenkins

Occasionally interesting, overly glossy profile doc on the fiercely independent and outspoken Pogues frontman.

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Falling

By David Jenkins

Viggo Mortensen steps behind the camera for this observational drama about bridging generational divides.

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The Prom

By Emily Maskell

Ryan Murphy’s star-studded restaging of the hit Broadway musical hits all the right notes.

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Murder Me, Monster

By Josh Slater-Williams

A headless woman sparks a search for a mythical creature in Alejandro Fadel’s taut mountainside thriller.

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I’m Your Woman

By Leila Latif

Rachel Brosnahan sheds her Mrs Maisel shtick in this compelling road movie about a woman on the run.

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Nimic

By David Jenkins

Matt Dillon joins Yorgos Lanthimos for this bizarre short about a New York cellist whose life is usurped by a passer-by.

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Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions

By Sydney Urbanek

Taylor Swift and her folklore collaborators perform and dissect the pandemic album at New York’s Long Pond Studios.

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Red, White and Blue

By David Jenkins

John Boyega tackles institutional bigotry within the Metropolitan Police in Steve McQueen’s searing anti-racism drama.

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Zappa

By Erik Nielsen

Alex Winter directs this expansive portrait of the self-styled rock god, for hardcore fans and skeptics alike.

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Possessor

By Leila Latif

Brandon Cronenberg follows up his impressive debut Antiviral with a visceral slice of hallucinatory ultraviolence.

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Happiest Season

By Hannah Woodhead

Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis star in Clea DuVall’s festive rom-com about going home and coming out.

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Lovers Rock

By Hannah Woodhead

Steve McQueen delivers a sublime party film for the ages in the second instalment of his Small Axe series.

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