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This Is Not Berlin is a sensual portrait of Mexico’s underground scene amid the social and political turmoil of the 1980s, writes Michal Wasilewski

Chris Thomas’ Let’s Roll is a hilarious and heartwarming look at resilience and overcoming adversity surrounding the infamous Gloucester cheese rolling competition

MANIFF 2020: Oh, Sorry

Oh, Sorry is a eloquently written and performed short film that beautifully captures the grieving process and the acceptance that follows, writes Lily Rosenberg

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Review: Little Joe

Carl Fitzgerald reviews Jessica Hausner’s “stunning” and “fantastically creepy” plant-based thriller

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Review: Midnight Family

A combination of Midnight Family’s thrilling cinematography and enthralling ethically complex subject matter make it a must-see documentary, writes Zofia Gryf-Lowczowska

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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

Queen and Slim

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

MANIFF 2020: Loop

Loop is an unoriginal take on time travel films and is better suited to the teenage audience of streaming services than film festivals, writes Michal Wasilewski

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And Then We Danced is a deeply emotional, subtle romance which avoids preachiness and pretentiousness by conveying its message through music and dance, writes Michal Wasilewski

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s 2000 directorial debut Amores perros provides a look into the class structure in Mexico City that is still relevant today, writes Zofia Gryf-Lowczowska

Featuring a standout performance from Elizabeth Moss, Leigh Whannell’s adaptation of HG Wells’ 1897 novel is a masterclass in updating a classic character for the 21st century, writes Carl Fitzgerald

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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