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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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Mother! (2017) written and directed by Darren Aronofsky

This apocalyptic psychological and metaphorical horror seems to be a case of Emperor Aronofsky’s New Clothes.

Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem


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God’s Own Country (2017) written and directed by Francis Lee

Harry J. Ford reviews this raw, intense Yorkshire farm-set romance between a farmer's son and a Romanian immigrant, starring Josh O'Connor and Alec Secareanu.

God's Own Country starring Josh O'Connor and Alec Secareanu


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It (2017) Stephen King adaptation directed by Andy Muschietti

Review and podcast of the Andy Muschietti-directed adaptation of Stephen King's novel starring Bill Skarsgård, which works better during the coming-of-age dramatic scenes than during those involving horror.

Pennywise played by Bill Skarsgård


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Detroit (2017) directed by Kathryn Bigelow

This guest review from Movie Marker takes a look at Bigelow’s film about the murder of three black men during the 1967 Detroit Rebellion by police. John Boyega stars.

Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit


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The Ghoul (2016) written and directed by Gareth Tunley

Harry J. Ford looks at this ambitious Lynchian thriller, which is marred by a lack of budget and confusing narrative.

The Ghoul written and directed by Gareth Tunley


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A Ghost Story (2017) starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara

A quiet, modest film which successfully communicates thematic ambition far beyond what most filmmakers could conceive as possible.

Rooney Mara in A Ghost Story


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England Is Mine (2017) starring Jack Lowden and Jodie Comer

This controversial imaginary biopic of the young Morrissey's life comes across as aloof, miserable and vaguely pretentious.

Jack Lowden as the enigmatic Morrissey


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The Beguiled (2017)

Sofia Coppola's remake is slow-as-molasses to start with, but eventually becomes truly beguiling entertainment.

Female ensemble in Sofia Coppola's remake

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Dunkirk (2017)

A technically startling depiction of the horrors of war that never goes deeper or wider than its own sensations.

Fionn Whitehead in Dunkirk

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