Some voters informally consider the Academy Award a career-long acknowledgement; some actors resent this.
Her performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once is a masterclass in pain and rage, deserving of a closer look.
Claire Denis' romantic thriller is a masterclass in auditory environmental storytelling.
Joe Hunting's playful documentary is a hopeful look at the space created in virtual worlds for people to form genuine emotional connections.
By Guy Lodge
Although Triangle of Sadness has picked up considerable awards buzz, its put-upon lead actor delivers a dour performance worthy of a special mention.
By Callie Petch
Comedy is a frequently overlooked genre when it comes to prestigious awards, but Jackass Forever proves that it takes a lot of effort to effortlessly look foolish.
By Emma Fraser
Joel Kim Booster's delightful modern take on Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice is the contemporary romance we deserve.
Park Chan-wook's elegant neo-noir has been shut out of the awards race, but Jung Ae Kwak's impeccable costume work deserves a closer look.
Helene Lang and Maike Heinlein smartly utilise Sissi's personal styling to emphasise the ways in which she was repressed and subsequently rebelled.
Todd Field's script for the classical music psychodrama is a meticulously crafted exercise in form.
By Ryan Coleman
The Belgian actress has been quietly building a body of excellent work, defined by her empathetic portrayals of multifaceted women.
Masaaki Yuasa's animated epic is more than worthy of consideration beyond the narrow restrictions of the 'Best Animated Feature' category.
By Ella Kemp
His turn as the vapid, insecure David in Bodies Bodies Bodies proves there's more to Davidson than tabloid headlines and Saturday Night Live skits.
By Henry Bulmer
Taking inspiration from neo-noir, Matt Reeves and Greig Fraser created a brooding, impactful visual language for their take on the Caped Crusader.