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The Afterlight: a film of immortals en route to oblivion

Assembling movie clips from across space and time, Charlie Shackleton’s collage film sees cinematic icons and bit-players alike convene at a watering hole named The Afterlight. It’s one answer to the question: what do the dead do all day?

By Jonathan Romney

The Afterlight: a film of immortals en route to oblivion
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Nitram: a sensitive cautionary tale against lax gun laws

By Carmen Gray

Nitram: a sensitive cautionary tale against lax gun laws
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Tigers: a raw, revealing portrait of the beautiful game and its mental health hazards

By Tim Hayes

Tigers: a raw, revealing portrait of the beautiful game and its mental health hazards
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Faya Dayi: an oneiric overview of Ethiopia’s khat-farming communities

By Leila Latif

Faya Dayi: an oneiric overview of Ethiopia’s khat-farming communities
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Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War – a touching search for a missing artist

By Philip Concannon

Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War – a touching search for a missing artist
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Elvis: a frenetic jukebox musical that’s heavy on style and light on substance

By Simran Hans

Elvis: a frenetic jukebox musical that’s heavy on style and light on substance
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My Name Is Leon: an unconvincing tearjerker

By Nicole Flattery

My Name Is Leon: an unconvincing tearjerker
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Moon, 66 Questions: a deeply moving father-daughter portrait

By Catherine Wheatley

Moon, 66 Questions: a deeply moving father-daughter portrait
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Swan Song: a disappointing outing for Udo Kier

By Alex Davidson

Swan Song: a disappointing outing for Udo Kier
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Good Luck to You, Leo Grande: all the bed’s a stage

By Pamela Hutchinson

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande: all the bed’s a stage
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Pleasure: porn-world pic whose protagonist is less compelling than her milieu

By Jessica Kiang

Pleasure: porn-world pic whose protagonist is less compelling than her milieu
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The Good Boss: a perfectly weighted comedy

By Maria Delgado

The Good Boss: a perfectly weighted comedy
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All My Friends Hate Me: a potent entry in the cinema of paranoia

By Philip Kemp

All My Friends Hate Me: a potent entry in the cinema of paranoia
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Jurassic World Dominion: Where are all the dinos?

By Kim Newman

Jurassic World Dominion: Where are all the dinos?
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We Own This City: brisk, brusque exposé of Baltimore police corruption

By Guy Lodge

We Own This City: brisk, brusque exposé of Baltimore police corruption
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Dashcam: a livestream of consciousness that steers right into the QAnon canon

By Anton Bitel

Dashcam: a livestream of consciousness that steers right into the QAnon canon
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War Pony: a picaresque portrait of young Native American lives

By Nicolas Rapold

War Pony: a picaresque portrait of young Native American lives
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Mother and Son: a deceptively simple, finely written immigrant drama

By Caspar Salmon

Mother and Son: a deceptively simple, finely written immigrant drama
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God’s Creatures: an evocative mood piece that loses its way

By Caitlin Quinlan

God’s Creatures: an evocative mood piece that loses its way
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Showing Up: a typically patient portrait of an artist by Kelly Reichardt

By Nicolas Rapold

Showing Up: a typically patient portrait of an artist by Kelly Reichardt
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Broker: baby traffickers build blissful families in Kore-eda’s Korean crime caper

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Broker: baby traffickers build blissful families in Kore-eda’s Korean crime caper
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Falcon Lake: young summer loving ripens in a beguiling, surprising debut

By John Bleasdale

Falcon Lake: young summer loving ripens in a beguiling, surprising debut
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Stars at Noon: Claire Denis trawls a hell less spellbinding with her American in Nicaragua

By Nicolas Rapold

Stars at Noon: Claire Denis trawls a hell less spellbinding with her American in Nicaragua
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Pistol plays the Sex Pistols story as cartoon

By Graham Fuller

Pistol plays the Sex Pistols story as cartoon
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Godland finds nothing but beauty on a young priest’s mission to the far side of Iceland

By Caspar Salmon

Godland finds nothing but beauty on a young priest’s mission to the far side of Iceland
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Hunt: Lee Jung-jae’s spy thriller goes for breakneck bombast

By Lou Thomas

Hunt: Lee Jung-jae’s spy thriller goes for breakneck bombast
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Between Two Worlds: Juliette Binoche goes down and covert as a ferry cleaner

By Gabrielle Marceau

Between Two Worlds: Juliette Binoche goes down and covert as a ferry cleaner
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Moonage Daydream trips David Bowie’s sound and light fantastic

By Sam Davies

Moonage Daydream trips David Bowie’s sound and light fantastic
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Get Carter review: a clinical, cynical film noir for 1970s Britain

By Tom Milne

Get Carter review: a clinical, cynical film noir for 1970s Britain
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