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Although excruciating to watch, Tommy O'Haver's real-life crime drama is so well-crafted and well-acted that it resonates long after the credits, says Mike Goodridge
Susannah Grant's ambitious romantic comedy-drama is a jumble of tones unsuccessfully searching for a consistent rhythm, says Tim Grierson
Unashamed partisan documentary may find it difficult to reach beyond baby-boomers who remember the 1960s anti-war turmoils, though parallels with current US foreign policy may help, says David D'Arcy
Justin Theroux's work of artistic seriousness boasts great performances but is too feverish and knotty to achieve widespread appeal, says Partick Z McGavinExpired (Cecilia Miniucchi, US)
Exhausting and inconvincing, despite Samantha Morton's brave performance as abused LA parking administrator. Its theatrical release prospects are not high, says Patrick Z McGavin.
Julian Temple's admiring yet thorough documentary homage to the founder of The Clash will find favour beyond fans of his bands, says David D'Arcy
Intriguing documentary looks at whether a four-year-old child was responsible for acclaimed abstract paintings, says David D'Arcy
Intelligent study of suffering, loss and human frailty with excellent central performances from Philip Seymour-Hoffman and Laura Linney, marred only by a jarring coda, says Patrick Z McGavin
Anthony Hopkins' first directorial effort in a decade is a maddening curio that will struggle to find an audience, says Mike Goodridge.
Son Of Rambow (Garth Jennings, UK/Fr)
Garth Jennings' immensely satisfying and richly nostalgic comedy is directed with enough confidence and visual panache to ensure worldwide distribution, says Mike Goodridge
While unconvincing as an expose, Marco Kreuzpaintner's people-trafficking draama often works as a gritty thriller, says Steven Rosen
Adrienne Shelly's final feature is a bittersweet reminder of her talent, funny but with a darker-edge despite occasional loss of direction, says Patrick Z McGavin
Investigative journalist Donal MacIntyre's documentary exposes a rarely seen criminal side of UK society, says Mike Goodridge.
Year Of The Dog (Mike White, US)
Witty and satirical, but possibly too smart, strange and unclassifiable to attract a mainstream audience, says Patrick Z McGavin.
Documentary about a man's sexual relationship with a horse avoids obvious titillation and salaciousness to become something much more intelligent and poetic, says David D'Arcy