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addams family

‘The Addams Family’: Review

An all-star voice cast can’t lift this flat animation.

Color Out Of Space

‘Color Out Of Space’: London Review

’A cheerfully lurid mess’

Coming Home Again

‘Coming Home Again’: Busan Review

Real-life tale of a Korean-American writer who returns home to care for his terminally ill mother

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‘Pacified’: San Sebastian Review

Favela-set drama is the deserving winner of the Golden Shell

Some Beasts

‘Some Beasts’: San Sebastian Review

Stranding his monied family on a deserted island, Jorge Serrano pushes the boat out too far

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'The Irishman': Review

A picture that immediately takes its place in the Scorsese canon, and a strong position in the Oscar race.

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‘First Cow’: New York Review

Kelly Reichardt spins an Old West tale of love and money

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‘Gemini Man’: Review

Ang Lee raises the bar technically - if not dramatically - in a watershed film

Cunningham

‘Cunningham’: Hamburg Review

Immersive documentary about iconic modernist choreographer Merce Cunningham

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‘Zeroville’: San Sebastian Review

Ticks all of James Franco’s boxes, but none for the audience

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‘Lyrebird’: Toronto Review

A member of the Dutch resistance investigates stolen art in World War II Amsterdam

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‘Bad Education’: Toronto Review

Hugh Jackman stars in this real-life tale of embezzlement by American school administrators

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‘Jojo Rabbit’: Review

Taika Waititi directs this gentle satire about a boy in 1940s Germany whose imaginary friend is Adolf Hitler

'Knives Out'

‘Knives Out’: Toronto Review

In which Rian Johnson enjoyably de- and re-constructs the classic whodunnit

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‘The Two Popes’: Toronto Review

Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce make a formidable team with Fernando Meirelles

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‘Lucy In The Sky’: Toronto Review

Natalie Portman stars in a story inspired by the real-life romantic travails of astronaut Lisa Nowak

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‘Motherless Brooklyn’: Toronto Review

Edward Norton’s long-gestating hard-boiled detective story fails to fully connect

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‘Sound Of Metal’: Toronto Review

Riz Ahmed and Olivia Cooke star in this striking debut from Darius Marder

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‘Harriet’: Toronto Review

The life of former slave and liberator Harriet Trubman

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‘Uncut Gems’: Toronto Review

Adam Sandler and the Safdie brothers unite to jittery, almost unbearably tense effect

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