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American Ultra

American Ultra*

This ultraviolent tale of smalltown puppy love stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg at their best.

The Second Mother

The Second Mother*

The inequalities of Brazilian are writ large in this delightful upstairs/downstairs drama.

Aaaaaaaah!

Aaaaaaaah!*

Actor Steve Oram has decided to make a movie, and the results are spectacularly disturbing.

45 Years

45 Years*

Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay are on top form in Andrew Haigh's devastating relationship drama.

Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton*

The NWA story is told in the style of a luxe, classic-era studio biopic. And it's scintillating.

Theeb

Theeb*

A subtle and nuanced range western set in the Middle East during the late Ottoman period.

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl*

Bel Powley shines in Marielle Heller's refreshingly non-judgmental chronicle of teenage sexuality in '70s San Francisco.

Hard To Be A God

Hard To Be A God*

Alexsey German's 15-years-in-the-making political allegory is a visceral, sensory, jaw-dropping masterpiece.