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Do Unto Others review: A harrowing look into the unjust world of elderly care

Do Unto Others review: A harrowing look into the unjust world of elderly care

A dissection of the choices we make and the motives behind them, Tetsu Maeda’s film analyses the state of elderly care in Japan through a whodunit thriller
Oppenheimer reflections: The most ambitious biopic to date

Oppenheimer reflections: The most ambitious biopic to date

The Mancunion reflect on the successes and flaws of one of the most critically acclaimed but divisive films of the year
Passages review: Desire has never been so pleasureless

Passages review: Desire has never been so pleasureless

Passages studies sexuality and desire through a queer love triangle but forgets about the pleasure in Mubi’s latest release
Shazam! Fury of the Gods review: Superhero sequel gets sidetracked

Shazam! Fury of the Gods review: Superhero sequel gets sidetracked

Shazam! Fury of the Gods is a feel-good film which falls short of its forerunner
Evil Dead Rise review: Mommy’s with the maggots now

Evil Dead Rise review: Mommy’s with the maggots now

Sam Raimi updates the Evil Dead franchise with the gruesomely amazing Evil Dead Rise. From its effects, to makeup and its in-the-moment plot, this film will keep you immersed.
A Good Person review: Riveting drama is rooted in reality

A Good Person review: Riveting drama is rooted in reality

A Good Person offers a compelling meditation on grief, anchored by Florence Pugh’s lead performance and moving acting abilities.
Jeanne Dielman at HOME review: The greatest film of all time?

Jeanne Dielman at HOME review: The greatest film of all time?

The Mancunion evaluates whether Chantal Akerman’s 1975 film, Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, is truly the best film of all time
What’s Love Got to Do with It? review: Fickle feel-good film falls flat

What’s Love Got to Do with It? review: Fickle feel-good film falls flat

Working Title’s latest romantic comedy leaves much to be desired

Skinamarink review: Experimental horror gem or monotonous art film?

This polarising and experimental horror film is slow and spreads its scares carefully, but its gut-wrenching frights and the sustained stomach knot you get while watching make it all worth it in this ambient horror experience
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On review: Stop-motion mockumentary magic

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On review: Stop-motion mockumentary magic

Both quirky and heartwarming, this mockumentary/stop-motion hybrid delivers profound musings on loss, community, and change, with a healthy dose of laughs on the side
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania review

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania review

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the latest MCU movie and first of Phase Five is here, and, unfortunately, it missed more than it hit
All Quiet on the Western Front review: War is Hell

All Quiet on the Western Front review: War is Hell

All Quiet on the Western Front is sweeping the awards circuit as a timely reminder of how necessary its anti-war sentiment is
Alice, Darling review: A poignant portrayal of psychological abuse

Alice, Darling review: A poignant portrayal of psychological abuse

Mary Nighy’s directorial debut explores themes of female friendship and coercive control
Farha: Palestinian history through the female gaze

Farha: Palestinian history through the female gaze

Farha portrays the impact of genocidal trauma on a fourteen-year-old Palestinian girl
Pinocchio review: Guillermo del Toro’s anti-fascist fairytale

Pinocchio review: Guillermo del Toro’s anti-fascist fairytale

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio combines anti-fascist themes with stunning animation to create a very necessary remake of the 1940s classic
The Moon & Back shoots for the stars – and lands among them

The Moon & Back shoots for the stars – and lands among them

Isabel May portrays a teenage girl’s catharsis through filmmaking in The Moon & Back
Halloween Ends review: Michael Myers’ disappointing swan song

Halloween Ends review: Michael Myers’ disappointing swan song

Halloween Ends is a disappointing conclusion for the slasher franchise, feeling as if the film would never actually end
Triangle of Sadness review: Let’s all laugh at the rich

Triangle of Sadness review: Let’s all laugh at the rich

Triangle of Sadness fires shots at the vapidity and vainness of the rich – you are supposed to be laughing at them, not with them
Dune Part 1 – A visual marvel that delivers on its promises and improves upon Villeneuve’s previous work

Dune Part 1 – A visual marvel that delivers on its promises and improves upon Villeneuve’s previous work

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is a faithful and convincing adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel and an excellent piece of sci-fi, delivering where other blockbusters fail
International Film: Audition

International Film: Audition

Jason Fox looks back at the 1999 Japanese horror classic Audition and thinks about its relevance today