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Despite its length, Francois Ozon’s Catholic abuse scandal-based drama By the Grace of God is a beautifully crafted and fascinating portrayal of the effects of trauma, writes Carl Fitzgerald

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Review: Countdown

Carl Fitzgerald reviews the painfully unscary poorly made and cartoonishly misjudged urban legend phone-horror movie

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Review: Western Stars

Part concert, part visual album, part essay, and part reflection, Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars sometimes lacks focus, but is a stunning effort nonetheless, writes Ellie Martin

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Singin’ in the Rain has an unparalleled ability to capture pure glee and is well deserving of its status as one of Hollywood’s most iconic films, writes James McCafferty

Review: The King

Jasmine Bennett debates whether new Shakespearean epic The King is deserving of majesty

Review: Non-Fiction

Olivier Assayas’ Paris-set comedy is a charming look at the world of professional writing, but struggles to fully escape cliché, writes Georgina Davidson

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Bring Back Les Dawson

Writer Sam James remembers Les Dawson; the firm family favourite who needs to be remembered by all

In the first of a series of articles about film’s ability to change perceptions, writer Alisha Fryer explores the Western preconceptions around international film through the lens Hong Kong cinema

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Review: Gemini Man

The technology behind Ang Lee’s latest film Gemini Man is impressive, but the the script, acting and direction are certainly not, writes James McCafferty

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Review: The Irishman

Every aspect of Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman works perfectly together to create one of the decade’s seminal films, writes James McCafferty

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Review: The Goldfinch

Jasmine Bennett discusses whether or not The Goldfinch is as much of a masterpiece as its namesake

Review: Werewolf

Adrian Panek’s Werewolf is a grim, but ultimately powerful and moving exploration of humanity under the most dehumanising of circumstances, writes Carl Fitzgerald