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Shoplifters (2018) written and directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

This low-key but rewarding Japanese social realist drama is more about the definition and necessity of family than it is about nicking things from shops. Great performances by an ensemble cast, especially from Lily Franky and the late Kirin Kiki.

Shoplifters (2018)

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EIFF 2018: Ideal Home (2018) starring Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan

The double act of Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan, playing a wealthy gay couple suddenly saddled with a surrogate son (Jack Gore), generates enough hilarity to offset this film's soft and predictable approach to drama. Coogan, in particular, essays another of his classic celebrity buffoons.

Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd in Ideal Home

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EIFF 2018: Incredibles 2 (2018) written and directed by Brad Bird

Pixar's latest sequel improves on an already excellent superhero homage original with its near-perfect blend of spectacular action and touching comedy. The wonderful Bob Odenkirk adds his vocal talents this time around and there's some genuinely sinister villainy courtesy of the mysterious Screenslaver.

Incredibles 2

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EIFF 2018: Puzzle (2018) starring Kelly Macdonald

A small-town American housewife finds both passion and a new direction in life thanks to jigsaw puzzles and her relationship with an eccentric inventor (played by Irrfan Khan). It's a quietly impressive small gem of a film with characters who feel real.

Kelly Macdonald in Puzzle (2018)

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Coco (2017) by Disney Pixar, dir: Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina

This fantasy adventure, set during the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico, is an imaginative and heartfelt return to form for the much-admired CGI animation studio. Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt lend their vocal talents to the charmingly-realised characters.

Pixar's Coco (2017)

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My Life As A Courgette

There's a non-patronising honesty to this Swiss-French claymation children's film.

The foster children

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Elle

Paul Verhoeven on more mature - but certainly not less controversial - form.

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Fences

Long and miserable adaptation of August Wilson's play is hamstrung by remaining too faithful to its stage origins.


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​Manchester by the Sea

Excellently acted and detailed drama about dealing with bereavement, marred slightly by its confusing flashback structure.

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Masumi Tachibana in Orgies of Edo

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Obey, written and directed by Jamie Jones

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Erik the Conqueror directed by Mario Bava

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