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Review: Hillbilly Elegy

Even though it has two iconic actresses at the centre, Hillbilly Elegy is unable to engage with the big ideas at its centre due to dull writing and bad characterisation

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

The Dig

The Dig humanises the groundbreaking archaeological discovery of the Sutton Hoo burial sites and is a heart wrenching account of friendship and love

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Jon Stevenson’s directorial debut Rent-A-Pal is an intriguing character study ultimately let down by its underdeveloped script and weak ending, writes Ross McFadden

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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

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