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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

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy, Ana Maria Ortiz and Alan Cook review the worldwide premiere of the musical adaptation of Back to the Future, starring Tony winner Roger Bart, at the Opera House in Manchester

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

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Review: Little Joe

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

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In celebration of Manchester’s upcoming Women In Media, this week’s recommendation column features the film section’s writers and editors highlighting their favourite female-directed films

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Review: Little Women

I was sad to leave that marvellous world I had been transported to for two hours – That is the sign of truly impeccable cinema, writes William Johnston

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

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

Karoline Herfurth’s Stockholm syndrome-based romantic comedy Sweethearts is neither romantic nor particularly funny, writes Deputy Film Editor Josh Sandy

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

Review: Naked Lunch

This abstract Burroughs adaptation is simultaneously Cronenberg’s grimmest and funniest film, earning a spot at HOME’s latest season on ‘unfilmable’ books, writes Carl Fitzgerald

Featuring a spellbinding performance from Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood is a charming and heartwarming look at a true American icon, writes Will Burdess

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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