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Highlights from MANIFF 2018

Top picks from this years Manchester International Film Festival

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Review: Oriented

‘Oriented’ is a documentary following three Palestinian Gay friends, living in Israel who are raising awareness of LGBTQ rights in Israel

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Review: God’s Own Country

A staggeringly poetic debut feature film by director Francis Lee, speaks volumes of the intertwining nature of ferocity, kindness, and love

Photo: StudioCanalUK

Review: The Big Sick

This film is proof that the Rom-Com genre is not out of ideas just yet

Photo: di Bonaventura Pictures

Review: Transformers: The Last Knight

Let’s not mention that after credit scene

Photo: Collider

Review: Raw

Raw delves into the complexity of the human psyche whilst transgressing the boundaries of genre

Photo: Legendary Entertainment

Review — Kong: Skull Island

Fit for a king?

Photo: SBS Productions

Review: Elle

Paul Verhoeven completes his quasi-female trilogy of sex, violence and independence, but does Isabelle Huppert’s Oscar-nominated performance get dragged down in the seething violence?

Photo: Closest to the Hole Productions

Review: Patriots Day

This subpar movie is based on the Boston marathon bombings

Photo: Levantine Films

Review: Hidden Figures

An ordinary film about the extraordinary

Photo: Blumhouse Productions

Review: Split

Split is a messy patchwork of horror tropes, poor characterisations and dissatisfying plot

Photo: Regency Enterprises

Review: Assassin’s Creed

Stick to the Assassin’s Creed video games, because the film is a disappointment