North America reviews


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'Annihilation': Review

Alex Garland and Natalie Portman unite to deliver thrilling sci-fi, in a film which will screen on Netflix outside the US

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'In The Realm Of Perfection': Berlin Review

Unusual sporting study seems set for wide serve

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'Virus Tropical': Berlin Review

Intricately animated coming-of-age tale from Colombia


'Land': Berlin Review

Iran’s Babak Jalali sets his third film on a Native American reservation


'Profile': Berlin Review

Online thriller crackles with tension, despite some credibility issues

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'Red Sparrow': Review

Jennifer Lawrence is a reluctant Russian spy in Francis Lawrence’s gaudy espionage thriller

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'The Heiresses': Berlin Review

This female-driven debut has much to say about the class system in Paraguay

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'Isle Of Dogs': Berlin Review

Good boys populate Wes Anderson’s stop-motion drama which opens the 2018 Berlin Film Festival

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'Generation Wealth': Berlin Review

A disturbing documentary chronicles society’s obsession with success and excess

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'The 15:17 To Paris': Review

Clint Eastwood’s low-key drama stars the real-life protagonists of a terrorist attack

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'Fifty Shades Freed': Review

The series half-heartedly concludes - or does it? - with more of the same

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'Black Panther': Review

Marvel’s latest superhero adventure sits in its own, unique universe.

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'We The Animals': Review

Winner of the NEXT prize at Sundance, Jeremiah Zagar’s dreamy coming-of-age drama is captivating

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'Matangi/Maya/M.I.A': Review

Lively doc about the Tamil/London rapper premiered in Sundance before moving to Berlin

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'Peter Rabbit': Review

An attempt to modernise Beatrix Potter falls flat


'Winchester': Review

Seeing isn’t quite believing for the latest shocker from The Spierig Brothers, starring Helen Mirren


'Piercing': Rotterdam Review

Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott star in this great, if grisly, genre outing from Nicolas Pesce

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'An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn': Sundance Review

Aubrey Plaza stars in Jim Hosking’s follow up to ‘The Greasy Strangler’

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'The Cleaners': Sundance Review

This revealing documentary peers into the shadowy world of online content moderators


'Tully': Sundance Review

Jason Reitman directs Charlize Theron as a harried mother of three