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White Blood

'White Blood': Macao Review

An Argentinian drug mule faces the horrific consequences of her actions

Aruna And Her Palate

'Aruna & Her Palate': Macao Review

A epidemiologist goes in search of disease and local delicacies in this quirky road-trip movie


'Scarborough': Macao Review

Two relationships come under the microscope in the Northern England seaside resort of Scarborough

Dear Ex

'Dear Ex': Macao Review

A young man grows close to his late father’s male lover in this comic melodrama

Up The Mountain

'Up The Mountain': Macao Review

Zhang Yang’s well-observed documentary captures a traditional way of life


'Jesus': Macao Review

A shy young boy finds a friend in Jesus in Hiroshi Okuyama’s original debut

Suburban Birds

'Suburban Birds': Macao Review

Past and present are linked in this intriguing feature debut from Qiu Sheng


'Cronofobia': Tallinn Review

A slippery, challenging debut marks Francseco Rizzi as a name to watch

Wandering Girl

'Wandering Girl': Tallinn Review

A trip across the Colombian countryside with four half-sisters is an eloquent and languid pleasure


'Amazing Grace': Doc NYC Review

After 46 years, Aretha Franklin’s legendary documentary finally sees the light of day

The Kleptocrats

'The Kleptocrats': Doc NYC Review

Gripping documentary about the scandal surrounding Malaysian wealth fund 1MDB

A First Farewell

'A First Farewell': Tokyo Review

A young Chinese boy confronts the end of his way of life in rural China

His Masters Voice

'His Master's Voice': Tokyo Review

An adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s novel fails to ignite

The Frost

'Before The Frost': Tokyo Review

Michael Noer’s period drama set in 1850s Denmark is grim but never less than gripping

Three Husbands

'Three Husbands': Tokyo Review

A young woman attempts to sate her addiction to sex in the final instalment of Fruit Chan’s ‘Prostitute Trilogy’

The Poet

'The Poet': Tokyo Review

A poet and his wife long to escape the confines of their rural mining town

Project Gutenberg

'Project Gutenberg': Tokyo Review

An expert counterfeiter turns police witness in Felix Chong’s crime thriller

Stan & Ollie

'Stan & Ollie': London Review

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star as one of comedy’s greatest-ever double-acts

Bros After The Screaming Stops

'After The Screaming Stops': London Review

This film about the reunion of the band Bros is much more than a routine rock doc

The Fight

'The Fight': London Review

UK comedy stalwart Jessica Hynes goes behind the camera for a drama about self-esteem