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Review: Greed

Sam James reviews Greed, Steve Coogan’s exaggerated biopic of the life of Philip Green

Review: The Lighthouse

Robert Eggers steers far from a sophomore slump with this atmospheric horror punctuated by sledgehammer performances from Robert Pattinson and Wilem Defoe, writes Carl Fitzgerald

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Review: Jojo Rabbit

The 2019 Toronto Film Festival winner is an unintelligent, unambitious satire on Nazi Germany, failing on a dramatic and emotional level, writes Michal Wasilewski

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Review: Honey Boy

Written by Shia LaBeouf, Honey Boy is an autobiographical film reflecting upon troubled parental relationships and growing up in a socially excluded neighbourhood, writes Michal Wasilewski

Review: Marriage Story

Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story combines a heartbreaking divorce story with witty comedic elements to create a masterful emotional rollercoaster, writes Michal Wasilewski

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: 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

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

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Review: Parasite

Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winner is a brilliant satire on social inequality, and a mesmerising cinematic experience, writes Michal Wasilewski

Twenty years on from its original release, Stanley Kubrick’s final feature proves as baffling, bizarre and frankly dull as ever, writes Alex Ferguson

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Review: Queen and Slim

Carl Fitzgerald reviews the frustrating tale of two runaways, starring Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya

Review: The Nightingale

Following on from The Babadook, Jennifer Kent’s latest film The Nightingale proves a searing depiction of colonialism and the intersection of oppression fronted by stellar performances, writes Carl Fitzgerald

Review: Knives Out

Featuring an all-star cast and a brilliant script, Rian Johnson’s Knives Out is an innovative and enthralling take on the classic Agatha Christie-style whodunnit, writes Carl Fitzerald

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Review: Frozen 2

Despite the critically-acclaimed magic of its smash-hit predecessor, due to poor plotting, awkward pacing and musical mis-steps, Frozen 2 has certainly let it go, writes Carl Fitzgerald

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

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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: 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