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Bodies Bodies Bodies

By Hannah Strong

Halina Reijn's amusing debut feature satirises Gen Z nihilism but doesn't have much to say about the pop culture stereotypes it depicts.

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See How They Run

By Hannah Strong

An all-star cast can't save this predictable, often irritating attempt at putting a twist on Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap.

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Crimes of the Future

By Sarah Cleary

Extreme surgery replaces sex in body horror maestro David Cronenberg’s ambitious blends of science fiction and film noir.

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Dry Ground Burning

By Marina Ashioti

Joana Pimenta and Adirley Queirós blur fiction and documentary in their hybrid tale of Brazilian resistance, independence and survival.

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Three Thousand Years of Longing

By Catherine Bray

Mad Max director George Miller returns to the big screen with an adaptation of modern-day fable The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye.

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The Forgiven

By Josh Slater-Williams

Jessica Chastain and Ralph Fiennes are unhappily married in John Michael McDonagh's uninspired culture clash drama.

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Beast

By Esther Rosenfield

Idris Elba is a father menaced by a killer lion in this capable but slight thriller.

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Black Mail

By David Jenkins

An online porn addict becomes the target for pantomime Russian cyber crims in this twisty, London-set thriller.

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Official Competition

By David Jenkins

Penélope Cruz excels as a preening arthouse filmmaker in this delicious satire of making art without compromise.

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Mr. Malcolm’s List

By Emma Fraser

A charming cast bring out the best in this frothy Austenesque period romance.

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The Feast

By Marina Ashioti

A cautionary tale about environmental exploitation veers into predictability in Lee Haven Jones' slow-burn directorial debut.

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I Came By

By David Jenkins

George MacKay plays a graffiti artist who uncovers a dark secret in Babak Anvari's effective – but distractingly ugly – new thriller.

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Anaïs in Love

By Jasmine Valentine

A flighty young woman sets out to seduce a lover’s girlfriend in Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet’s charming queer romance.

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Orphan: First Kill

By Leila Latif

Malevolent conwoman Esther gets a backstory in this strangely overdue and unintentionally funny prequel to the 2009 hit.

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Eiffel

By Josh Slater-Williams

A strong showing from Emma Mackey aside, this biopic of engineer Pierre Eiffel is built on rocky foundations.

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They/Them

By Carol Grant

A group of teenagers at a gay conversion camp face off against a sinister threat in John Logan's misjudged would-be slasher.

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Prey

By David Jenkins

A lean monster-slasher B-movie set in the Predator universe that’s a highlight of an extremely patchy franchise.

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Bullet Train

By Charles Bramesco

An unlucky assassin finds himself on the commute from hell in director David Leitch’s irritating action-thriller.

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