The Brand New Testament

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Joan Osborne’s 1990s hit ‘One of Us’ gets its answer in this wacky extravaganza co-written and directed by Jaco Van Dormael.


Midnight Special

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TAKE SHELTER director Jeff Nichols goes the full STARMAN in his US Indie take on 1980s children’s adventure films.


Marguerite

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Will anyone tell Marguerite that she can’t sing? On the face of it that is the whole movie. But there is much more to it than this, writes Mike Levy.


Who’s Driving Doug?

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“The longer you focus on trying to be normal, the longer it’s going to take you to realise that nobody’s normal.”


The VVitch

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Rosy Hunt reviews THE WITCH, a Puritan folk-tale previewed at this year’s Watersprite Festival.


Spotlight

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Investigative journalism, but not as we know it – not from the movies, anyway. Andrew Nickolds reviews SPOTLIGHT


The Survivalist

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What’s your favourite post-apocalyptic dystopia? Rosy Hunt reviews Stephen Fingleton’s sharp sci-fi, THE SURVIVALIST.


Son of Saul

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SON OF SAUL doesn’t just show the Holocaust – it dumps you in it, writes David Perilli


Innocence of Memories

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Watching Grant Gee’s feature documentary feels like daydreaming a collective past, a little blurred but utterly captivating, writes Sarah Acton.


The Big Short

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Adam McKay brings a lightness of touch and some much needed comedy to the world of Wall Street, writes Sarah Longfield.


Trumbo

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Trumbo is portrayed here as a sainted martyr of the American left, but the film falls short as an inclusive portrait of this complex man, writes Wyndham Wise.


Youth

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YOUTH is a decadent representation of how, in the frantic run towards the future, it’s easy to forget to live mindfully in the present, writes Federica Roberti.


Joy

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JOY is a tale about how difficult it has always been for women to be taken seriously and to thrive in a man’s world, says Federica Roberti.


Room

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Take a trip inside ROOM with Hannah Clarkson’s review.


Japan Foundation 2016 #2

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The Japan Foundation’s 2016 Touring Programme presents a diverse selection of contemporary and classic Japanese cinema.