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Charlize Theron is on sensational form in this ass-kicking 80s set thriller
Wes Anderson’s debut feature is a flawed but fascinating indie caper.
Rock me Dr Zaius! An epic and emotional finale to this fantastic trilogy.
Pulsing with oppressive dread, It Comes At Night is a wonderfully tense and claustrophobic horror.
Stunning reissue of an influential cult classic
A staggeringly wearisome sequel. Has this franchise finally hit the sea floor?
A great addition to the genre, proving once more that found footage horror is far from gurgling its last bloody breath.
Jamie Foxx leads an excellent cast in this thunderously dull and stupid thriller
Avengers of old school comedy….Assemble!
Classic adaptation of William Golding’s timeless masterpiece
An incredibly stylish, unpredictable, and wholly original piece of art horror. A stunning debut from Julia Ducournau.
An old school slice of genre cinema, and it’s an absolute blast.
A visually impressive but deeply flawed account of a true-life tragedy.
A surreal and supremely confident debut. Seek it out.
An all time classic of Soviet sci-fi cinema
Charlie Hunnam shines in this soulful and stunning portrait of obsession
Kristen Stewart gives a career best performance in one of the best films of 2017.
An important true story of three remarkable women
A wonderful restoration of Fassbinder’s influential masterpiece
An original and affecting tale of redemption, with great performances across the board.
One of the all time great coming-of-age films. A work of art.
Viola Davis and Denzel Washington set the screen on fire in this excellent adaptation
Matthew McConaughey shines, but nothing else glitters in this dull and uneven drama
Extreme sports. Extreme action. Extremely dumb. An extremely guilty pleasure.
A gritty and surreal coming-of-age drama
Mel Gibson is back with this brutal and heartfelt WWII epic
A fast-paced and infectiously fun toe-tapper of a film.
It’s the dumb little brother of The Da Vinci Code who won’t stop getting into fights
Sidney Lumet’s blisteringly relevant masterpiece is given the Criterion treatment
A stunning and spiritual masterpiece from Martin Scorsese.
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