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Oscar-nominated documentary Collective follows a riveting and terrifying scandal
Nominated for both Best Documentary and Best International Feature, this eye-widening exposé beggars belief.
Hospital horror The Power veers into clichéd ghost-lore
For much of its running time, Shudder’s new horror movie is predictable but functional.
Netflix’s mother-daughter thriller Run is saved by its two lead performances
Overzealous parenting leads to intense but easily foreseeable reveals in Netflix’s new thriller.
Willy’s Wonderland is a weirdly entertaining experiment in the laboratory of Nicolas Cage
The best film you’ve ever seen about Nic Cage beating up demonic animatronic creatures that come alive in the dead of night.
Testosterone-fueled mischief makes Voyagers a deep space Lord of the Flies
It’s not just about young people shaking off their shackles and getting sexy in space.
Wakefield is a stunningly powerful Australian drama based in a psychological hospital
Drama of this quality, even in the so-called ‘golden age’ of Prestige Television, is rare indeed.
Revenge is both shatteringly brutal and gruesomely tedious in Violation
Love it or loathe it, the rape-revenge genre is nevertheless one of cinema’s most enduring.
Oscar contender The Father features one of Anthony Hopkins’ greatest performances
We didn’t think it was possible for Anthony Hopkins to get any better. We were wrong.
Godzilla vs Kong is an impressive cinematic spectacle with a story like a malfunctioning robot
Sure, it isn’t going to win Best Picture, but nor is this sensory-smothering film devoid of virtues.
Gitmo detainee drama The Mauritanian is a powerful movie boxed in by conventional choices
A moving experience that takes an all-too generic approach.
The entertaining first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier sets up a promising show
We haven’t watched a lot, but we like what we see.
Zappa’s saving grace is its footage from the legendary muso’s personal archive
The footage from Zappa’s personal archive proves to be the film’s saving grace.
Bruce Willis struggles to stay awake in the klutzy sci-fi Cosmic Sin
Bruce Willis barely seems capable of staying awake let alone saving the world.
Jennifer Garner tries saying ‘yes’ with mixed results in Netflix comedy Yes Day
“All I saw was another mum doing a good job…”
Judas and the Black Messiah is an engrossing tale of betrayal and revolution
Daniel Kaluuya steps into the role of a Black Panther leader flawlessly in this true story.
Daisy Ridley can’t stop hearing Tom Holland’s thoughts in the preposterous sci-fi Chaos Walking
So much walking. So much thinking. So much talking. So much chaos.
Wild doco series The Lady and the Dale investigates a serial con artist and automotive entrepreneur
Another impressive HBO documentary, following I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, The Vow and McMillions.
Framing Britney Spears reframes the ‘Toxic’ singer’s toxic tabloid treatment
This documentary makes you stop and rethink how Britney Spears has been treated.
The stunning Raya and the Last Dragon has a Mad Max-esque message about resource scarcity
If ever we could use a story about the importance of trusting humanity in the face of a devastating pandemic, it’s now.
The hyperviolent Boss Level is Groundhog Day meets Grand Theft Auto
Expect OTT weapons, grotesque violence and a lax approach to physics.
Rosamund Pike is a devilish delight in the caustic comic-thriller I Care a Lot
It’s not the first film ever made a crooked lawyer, but it’s a good’un.