By Silva Chege
The sequel that nobody wanted even fails to deliver the one thing that could have been asked of it: humour.
This captivating docu-reverie from Gianfranco Rosi reveals the aftereffects of war on people in the Middle East.
Amy Poehler’s second feature behind the camera misses the mark in its search for humour and solidarity.
A stirring and fraught mother-daughter relationship is at the centre of this lively punk rock doc.
Chloé Zhao goes three for three with this extraordinary chronicle of life on the fringes of American society.
A star is born in Andra Day, the phenomenal lead of Lee Daniels’ ponderous and overlong musical biopic.
Billie Eilish and her tight-knit family navigate her first half a decade of stardom in this intimate documentary.
By Leila Latif
This sensitive and harrowing portrait of domestic abuse looks at how the justice system fails women.
Jamie Patterson’s latest sees a young woman battling addiction find redemption through queer love.
Tom Holland’s junkie GI goes to hell and back in the Russo brothers’ failed attempt at serious filmmaking.
This authorised look at the life of the Brazilian icon reveals more about the man than the footballer.
This troubling and effective study of workplace abuse focuses on a disoriented slalom champ.
This female buddy comedy starring Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo is a silly delight from start to finish.
By Katie Goh
Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby forge a connection on the American frontier in Mona Fastvold’s period romance.
The controversy surrounding Sia’s directorial debut should not distract from its basic cinematic failings.
Tom Hanks saddles up for a classically-styled western about a Civil War veteran who rescues an orphaned girl.
An amnesia-causing virus threatens a young couple, played by Olivia Cooke and Jack O’Connell.
Mike Cahill’s disastrous sci-fi parable sees Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek slip into a simulated realty.