This conventional Aretha Franklin biopic is elevated by Jennifer Hudson’s transportive central performance.
By Weiting Liu
The MCU’s first Asian superhero movie combines thrilling spectacle with cultural specificity to correct the comics’ racist past.
By Lou Thomas
This slick crime-thriller sees civil unrest spill over on the streets of Copenhagen as the boys in blue lose control.
A woman’s Holocaust memoir becomes an international scandal in Sam Hobkinson’s compelling documentary.
Leos Carax’s surreal, Sparks-scripted musical-of-sorts stars Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard as ill-fated lovers.
Two sisters are reunited as their community comes apart at the seams in Cathy Brady’s Troubles-era drama.
Veteran German filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger recounts her formative experiences in the French capital in the 1960s.
By Leila Latif
Nia DaCosta re-examines the white saviour and Black boogeyman tropes in her bold horror reimagining.
Ayten Amin’s unconventional coming-of-age drama adopts a matter-of-fact view of modern Egyptian society.
Set in ’90s Scotland, Michael Caton-Jones’ winning comedy-drama sees a group of Catholic girls cut loose.
By Katie Goh
Studio Ghibli alums Masashi Ando and Masayuki Miyaji channels Princess Mononoke in their visually striking “medical fantasy”.
Phil Tippett’s long-gestating stop-motion animation epic is a frenzied and frequently deranged Dantean odyssey.
The producers of Avatar prequel The Legend of Korra expand on Netflix’s dark fantasy series with a bloody “anime”.
By Katie Goh
Cindy Jansen’s intriguing documentary chronicles one man’s life on one of Scotland’s most remote islands.
Nicolas Cage reveals his sensitive side in Michael Sarnoski’s warm-hearted porcine revenge western.
A film censor goes in search of her missing sister in Prano Bailey-Bond’s razor-sharp, retro-styled horror satire.
A sombre and emotive documentary depicting the painful realities of the Islamic State’s reign of terror.
David Bruckner’s architectural horror stands up to the contemporary challenges of dabbling with ghosts and jump scares.