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Lady Bird (2017) written and directed by Greta Gerwig

Saoirse Ronan plays the brattishly eccentric titular adolescent who navigates an emotional rollercoaster ride at a Catholic high school in Sacramento. It moves from one humorous or dramatic highpoint to the next in a heady rush that creates a refreshingly honest picture of the cusp of adulthood.

Saoirse Ronan and Lucas Hedges in Lady Bird

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Alternately hilarious and undeniably human, this drama of misunderstandings and small-town violence is a real showcase for the typically undervalued Oscar winner Frances McDormand as well as In Bruges writer/director Martin McDonagh.

Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Brigsby Bear (2017) starring Kyle Mooney and Mark Hamill

It's the other film coming out in the UK this December to feature Mark Hamill. Imagine Lenny Abrahamson mixed with an affectionate nod at the cult around fluffy 1980s childhood nostalgia and you have the recipe for this enjoyable comedy starring Kyle Mooney.

Kyle Mooney in Brigsby Bear

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The Disaster Artist (2017) directed by and starring James Franco

An intentionally hilarious adaptation of Greg Sestero’s autobiographical account of the making of Tommy Wiseau's unintentionally hilarious cult classic The Room.

James and Dave Franco in The Disaster Artist

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Daphne (2017) starring Emily Beecham and Geraldine James

Peter Mackie Burns' funny and cathartic character study of Emily Beecham's standoffish titular tomboy takes time to warm to, but is well worth it.

Emily Beecham as the tomboyish Daphne


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Logan Lucky (2017) directed by Steven Soderbergh

A silly but pleasurable big screen comeback heist flick starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig and Katie Holmes.

Channing Tatum and Adam Driver in Logan Lucky


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The Big Sick (2017) starring Kumail Nanjian and Zoe Kazan

Dave Longmore looks at the romantic comedy The Big Sick, directed by Michael Showalter.

Kumail Nanjian and Zoe Kazan in The Big Sick

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Baby Driver

Joyous blend of genres presented with heart and a cinematic sense of cool that cannot be faked.

Ansel Elgort and Jamie Foxx in Baby Driver

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EIFF 2017: Okja (2017)

Joon-ho Bong has crafted a spectacular, FX-heavy fantasy without kowtowing to the usual commercial or genre straitjackets.

Seo-Hyun Ahn as Mija, with Okja


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The Other Side of Hope

Distinctive if tonally awkward Finnish drama follows two lives that eventually intertwine.

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