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If Beale Street Could Talk
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If Beale Street Could Talk

Drama2018119 minsDirector: Barry Jenkins

Barry Jenkins follows his Oscar®-winning Moonlight with an audacious, distinctive and assured adaptation of James Baldwin’s account of love, injustice and racism in America.

Green Book
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Green Book

Drama2018130 minsDirector: Peter Farrelly

Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen star in the triple Oscar®-winning comic roadmovie, about the unlikely friendship between an acclaimed pianist and his bouncer.

Boy Erased
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Boy Erased

Drama2018115 minsDirector: Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton directs this piercing drama about a young man enrolled in a gay conversion therapy program, based on the heartbreaking memoir by Garrard Conley.

Galveston
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Galveston

Thriller201894 minsDirector: Mélanie Laurent

Ben Foster and Elle Fanning play fugitives on the run from a criminal gang, in this gritty crime thriller from the creator of True Detective.

Destroyer
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Destroyer

Thriller2018121 minsDirector: Karyn Kusama

Nicole Kidman is astonishing – and almost unrecognisable – as a jaded police detective haunted by her past in Karyn Kusama’s brooding thriller.

Stan & Ollie
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Stan & Ollie

Biopic201898 minsDirector: Jon S. Baird

Steve Coogan and John C Reilly give delightfully bang-on-target performances as comedy’s most famous double act as they enter their twilight years.

On the Basis of Sex
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On the Basis of Sex

Biopic2018120 minsDirector: Mimi Leder

Defiant dramatisation of the early career of future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as she faces adversity and numerous obstacles as a struggling attorney and new mother.

Burning
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Burning

Thriller2018148 minsDirector: Lee Chang-dong

Lee Chang-dong (Poetry) returns with this spellbinding, richly complex thriller about obsession, class conflict and suppressed male rage.

Apocalypse Now
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Apocalypse Now

War1979141 minsDirector: Francis Ford Coppola

Transplanting Joseph Conrad’s colonial-era novel Heart of Darkness to Vietnam, Coppola created a mesmerising fantasia on the spectacle of war.

Old Boys
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Old Boys

Comedy201795 minsDirector: Toby Macdonald

Charmingly idiosyncratic comedy reworking of Cyrano de Bergerac, with Alex Lawther as a boarder who helps the school hero woo a French teacher's daughter despite being besotted with her himself.

Ash Is Purest White
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Ash Is Purest White

Drama2018136 minsDirector: Jia Zhangke

Heartbreak and resilience fuel Jia Zhangke's quietly epic saga, in which one woman’s fortitude and knack for crime carry her through a rapidly changing China.

Mary Queen of Scots
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Mary Queen of Scots

Period drama2018124 minsDirector: Josie Rourke

Saoirse Ronan is Mary Stuart, facing off against Margot Robbie's Elizabeth I in this striking, feminist take on 16th-century history.

Shoplifters
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Shoplifters

Drama2018121 minsDirector: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Hirokazu Koreeda's modern masterpiece is dark yet touching account of an unorthodox family that relies on shoplifting to make ends meet.

Rafiki
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Rafiki

Drama201883 minsDirector: Wanuri Kahiu

Romantic sparks fly between the daughters of two opposing politicians in Wanuri Kahiu’s neon-bright story of forbidden love in Kenya.

A Private War
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A Private War

Drama2018110 minsDirector: Matthew Heineman

Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, City of Ghosts) makes a striking dramatic debut with this pulse-racing biopic of The Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike), killed in 2012 whilst reporting from Syria.

Mari
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Mari

Drama201895 minsDirector: Georgia Parris

Modern dance is an evocative narrative tool in Georgia Parris’ debut, which investigates a young woman’s identity and the complex relationship she has with her mother and sister.

Colette
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Colette

Biopic2017112 minsDirector: Wash Westmoreland

This witty, Belle Époque-era biopic stars Keira Knightley and Dominic West as literary couple Colette and Willy, whose relationship rewrote social and gender rules.

Just Friends
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Just Friends

Comedy201881 minsDirector: Annemarie van de Mond

Effortlessly charming romantic comedy about two young men from mixed backgrounds who fall in love... and their clashes with their overbearing mothers.

We the Animals
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We the Animals

Drama201893 minsDirector: Jeremiah Zagar

Sensitive and increasingly different from his hyper-masculine brothers, a young boy faces the truth of his own desires.

Vice
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Vice

Biopic2018133 minsDirector: Adam McKay

Christian Bale is the infamous Dick Cheney, in Adam ‘The Big Short’ McKay’s exuberant and acrid satire.

Arcadia
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Arcadia

Documentary201779 minsDirector: Paul Wright

A folk horror wrapped up in an archive film, set to a soundtrack by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp).

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