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Black Bear review: Fantastic cast elevates this playfully meta tale

If you go down to these woods, you’re sure of a dark surprise

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Promising Young Woman review: Emerald Fennell’s debut is a sugar hit

Emerald Fennell’s first feature film spills over with confidence - and Carey Mulligan’s Cassie is like no heroine we’ve seen before

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Baftas 2021: Director Chloe Zhao’s rise to the top is delicious

Some great films got zilch, but overall the Baftas got it right last night

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Sound of Metal review: you don’t hear a film like this every day

Riz Ahmed is mesmerising in this story of a drummer whose hearing suddenly disappears

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Palm Springs review: We’re still not tired of this time-loop

Familiarity doesn’t breed contempt in this smart rom-com

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Minari review: consistently entrancing, it deserves every award going

This family drama is up for six major Oscars, including Best Picture

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Judas and the Black Messiah review: Black Panther biopic is a triumph

Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield lead a knockout cast in this painful story of revolution and betrayal

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Raya and the Last Dragon review: bold, original and butt-kicking

Disney’s latest heroines are indifferent to fellas and frocks

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The United States Vs Billie Holiday review: a stunning portrayal

Andra Day is perfect as the campaigning star and should be nominated for an Oscar

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Coming 2 America review: Eddie Murphy reigns supreme

The follow-up to Murphy’s 1988 classic Coming to America is smart, warm and infectiously energetic

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Pelé on Netflix review: not quite warts and all but still fascinating

It could have probed further into the footballer’s less heroic side but this doc is worth a watch

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To Olivia review: glossy tale should have been a dark gem. It isn’t

A whimsical script lets down both the film and its excellent actors

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I Care a Lot review: Rosamund Pike gives spikes to this savage satire

The Gone Girl actress is a genius at making awful people weirdly appealing

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News of the World review: Tom Hanks in a search for truth

This film’s message, that sore losers are a menace but the truth will out, is one for our time

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Bliss: Salma Hayek and Owen Wilson do our heads in with style

More post-modern than Matrix-y, this enjoyable sci-fi drama is marvellously mindbending

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Malcolm & Marie review: glossy, sexy and utterly gripping

Zendaya and John David Washington knock it out of the park in this thrillingly intimate domestic drama

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The Capote Tapes review: packed with revelations on the human heart

Truman Capote comes out of this documentary on his declining years as a sad figure you want to care for

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Incredible cast and a compelling true story lend The Dig some depth

Carey Mulligan is great, but it’s a shame the part of a fiftysomething mould-breaker has been given to a woman in her thirties

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Quo Vadis, Aida? review: an Oscar-worthy take on betrayal

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s official Academy Awards entry for best international feature film would be a fine winner

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Netflix’s The White Tiger review: as angry, smart and dark as Parasite

A new adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel is poetic, engaging and crackling with fury

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom review: Chadwick Boseman should win an Oscar

This August Wilson adaptation starring Chadwick Boseman in his final role hits all the right notes

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Wonder Woman 1984 review: a kick-ass sequel with a classy new poise

Our heroine is altogether more world-weary, 70 years on from her last adventure, but no less lovable 

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Bliss out with David Byrne’s Broadway musical American Utopia

Spike Lee captures Byrne’s provocative concert from every angle

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The Midnight Sky review: Clooney’s sci-fi is saved by the baby bump

Felicity Jones’ real-life pregnancy made for an unplanned change to the script - and the film is all the better for it

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County Lines is one of the most haunting films of 2020

Henry Blake has made a gripping, timely drama out of a real life crisis

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Time to party! The Prom is a camp-tastic extravaganza

It’s time to party! Ryan Murphy’s Broadway adaptation is plenty of fun

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Mank review: Netflix film is one of the best to come out in 2020

David Fincher’s gorgeous, smart biopic of the screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz is beautifully crafted, brilliantly cast and boy, does it look good