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The Overnighters

The Overnighters*

A great example of fearless journalism in documentary filmmaking and the instinct of following the story where it goes.

Mr Turner

Mr Turner*

Timothy Spall grunts his way to glory in Mike Leigh's elegantly composed portrait of JMW Turner.



Daniel Radcliffe summons his dark side in this darkly comic fantasy horror.



Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic is his most ambitious film yet, if not necessarily his best.

Nas: Time Is Illmatic

Nas: Time Is Illmatic*

An essential celebration of the New York rapper's groundbreaking 1994 album.

By Alex King

Palo Alto

Palo Alto*

Gia Coppola's debut about the teen experience has a lyricism that transcends James Franco's mediocre source.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl*

David Fincher's trash procedural for the Twitter age taunts, tickles and, ultimately, terrifies.



A bracing and powerful drama about cultural roots and the nature of identity from director Pawel Pawlikowski.