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Milorad Krstic’s Ruben Brandt, Collector is an engaging and visually stunning film which stands as a true testament to the uniqueness of animation, writes Deputy Film Editor Josh Sandy

Review: The Good Liar

Despite starring A-class talent, Bill Condon’s stylish crime thriller struggles under the weight of its often ludicrous plot twists, writes Carl Fitzgerald

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

Review: The Report

Based on a true story, Scott Z. Burns’ film combines a socially relevant plot with stand-out performances to great effect, writes Zofia Gryf-Lowczowska

Review: Last Christmas

Despite its potential, Paul Feig’s Wham-quoting Christmas rom-com wastes its stars’ talent and fails at meaningful social comment, writes Carl Fitzgerald

Following a string of lacklustre outings, James Cameron’s return to the Terminator franchise signals an exciting and much needed return to form, writes Tom Kuson

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Review: Luce

Balancing thought-provoking questions about expectations with a consistently thrilling story, Luce is a well-acted, engaging and beautifully scored watch, writes James McCafferty

Review: Doctor Sleep

30 years after The Shining’s release, its long-awaited sequel proves, despite some flaws, to be a worthy successor to Stanley Kubrick’s masterpice, writes Carl Fitzgerald

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