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This is Me…Now: A Love Story: a musical extravaganza fuelled by fairytales, metaphors, and obsessions

Jennifer Lopez’s wild 65-minute musical is packed with clashing tones and styles that result in a delirious display of imagination.

By Elena Lazic

This is Me…Now: A Love Story: a musical extravaganza fuelled by fairytales, metaphors, and obsessions
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River: a two-minute time loop traps a group of hospitality workers in this breezy Japanese sci-fi

By Josh Slater-Williams

River: a two-minute time loop traps a group of hospitality workers in this breezy Japanese sci-fi
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Madame Web: an unnecessary but lightly likeable addition to the Spider-verse

By Kim Newman

Madame Web: an unnecessary but lightly likeable addition to the Spider-verse
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Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son: a clear-eyed look at the issue of homelessness

By Philip Concannon

Someone’s Daughter, Someone’s Son: a clear-eyed look at the issue of homelessness
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The Promised Land: potato farming turns bloody in this bold 18th-century Danish epic

By Adam Nayman

The Promised Land: potato farming turns bloody in this bold 18th-century Danish epic
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Eureka: Lisandro Alonso’s shape-shifting, decolonised western puts Indigenous stories front and centre

By Tom Charity

Eureka: Lisandro Alonso’s shape-shifting, decolonised western puts Indigenous stories front and centre
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Your Fat Friend: Aubrey Gordon explores the impact of anti-fat bias in this empathetic documentary

By Katie McCabe

Your Fat Friend: Aubrey Gordon explores the impact of anti-fat bias in this empathetic documentary
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The Taste of Things: Tran Anh Hung’s elegant gastro film is a feast for the senses

By Catherine Wheatley

The Taste of Things: Tran Anh Hung’s elegant gastro film is a feast for the senses
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The Ballad of Suzanne Césaire: this poignant anti-biopic resists conventional ideas around rediscovery

By Rachel Pronger

The Ballad of Suzanne Césaire: this poignant anti-biopic resists conventional ideas around rediscovery
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Rei: grace is extended to every character in this beautiful meditation on loneliness

By John Bleasdale

Rei: grace is extended to every character in this beautiful meditation on loneliness
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“It is refreshing to find a screen vampire who relishes being a monster”: Interview with the Vampire reviewed in 1995

By Kim Newman

“It is refreshing to find a screen vampire who relishes being a monster”: Interview with the Vampire reviewed in 1995
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Occupied City: Steve McQueen continues his impressive run depicting the burden of history on the present

By Roger Luckhurst

Occupied City: Steve McQueen continues his impressive run depicting the burden of history on the present
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The Iron Claw: a devastating story of real wrestling legend

By Christina Newland

The Iron Claw: a devastating story of real wrestling legend
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So Unreal: Amanda Kramer’s love letter to 1980s and 1990s techno-prophecies

By Tara Judah

So Unreal: Amanda Kramer’s love letter to 1980s and 1990s techno-prophecies
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Swimming Home: arty Deborah Levy adaptation never quite plumbs the depths of its characters

By John Bleasdale

Swimming Home: arty Deborah Levy adaptation never quite plumbs the depths of its characters
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The Zone of Interest second look review: the horrors of Auschwitz are ever present in Jonathan Glazer’s haunting family drama

By Roger Luckhurst

The Zone of Interest second look review: the horrors of Auschwitz are ever present in Jonathan Glazer’s haunting family drama
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American Fiction: Jeffrey Wright shines in this smart racial satire on the American publishing industry

By Alex Ramon

American Fiction: Jeffrey Wright shines in this smart racial satire on the American publishing industry
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I Saw the TV Glow: a rough portrait of fanatical obsession

By Nicolas Rapold

I Saw the TV Glow: a rough portrait of fanatical obsession
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Handling the Undead: the walking dead offer hope for the bereaved in this mournful zombie movie

By Sam Wigley

Handling the Undead: the walking dead offer hope for the bereaved in this mournful zombie movie
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Kneecap: a biopic is only the beginning for this anarchic Belfast hip hop trio

By Thomas Flew

Kneecap: a biopic is only the beginning for this anarchic Belfast hip hop trio
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Look Into My Eyes: exquisitely made documentary about New York City psychics puts compassion before cynicism

By Nicolas Rapold

Look Into My Eyes: exquisitely made documentary about New York City psychics puts compassion before cynicism
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Baghead: a trickster witch communes with the dead from a pub in Alberto Corredor’s assured horror

By Anton Bitel

Baghead: a trickster witch communes with the dead from a pub in Alberto Corredor’s assured horror
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Love Lies Bleeding: this bodybuilding melodrama is a film of passionate extremes

By Nicolas Rapold

Love Lies Bleeding: this bodybuilding melodrama is a film of passionate extremes
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This Blessed Plot: Marc Isaacs tackles grief, madness, betrayal and England’s ghosts in a mischievous docudrama

By Nick Bradshaw

This Blessed Plot: Marc Isaacs tackles grief, madness, betrayal and England’s ghosts in a mischievous docudrama
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Presence: this suburban ghost story is one of Steven Soderbergh’s best go-for-broke experiments yet

By Nicolas Rapold

Presence: this suburban ghost story is one of Steven Soderbergh’s best go-for-broke experiments yet
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Krazy House: 1990s sitcom spoof is startlingly unfunny

By Anton Bitel

Krazy House: 1990s sitcom spoof is startlingly unfunny
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The Color Purple: showstopping musical adaptation is determined to accentuate the positive

By Leigh Singer

The Color Purple: showstopping musical adaptation is determined to accentuate the positive
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The Goldfinger: an ostentatious Hong Kong crime thriller

By Tony Rayns

The Goldfinger: an ostentatious Hong Kong crime thriller
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Between the Temples: Nathan Silver’s strange, sweet natured comedy has echoes of Harold and Maude

By Lou Thomas

Between the Temples: Nathan Silver’s strange, sweet natured comedy has echoes of Harold and Maude
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