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‘The Kitchen’ Review: Daniel Kaluuya’s Directorial Debut Is a Compellingly Dark Futurist Vision of London

Co-helmed by Kibwe Tavares, the closing night gala selection for the BFI London Film Festival is an absorbing study of survival.

‘The Queen of My Dreams’ Review: A Charming and Fanciful Debut Tackles Mother-Daughter Relationships

In Fawzia Mirza's film, a queer Pakistani Canadian girl ('Sex Lives of College Girls' star Amrit Kaur) struggles to reckon with the chasm between her and her mother.

‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget’ Review: Aardman’s Birds of a Feather Flock Together for a Spirited Sequel

With a voice cast including Thandiwe Newton, Bella Ramsey, Zachary Levi and Imelda Staunton, the film premiered at the BFI London Film Festival before it starts a run on Netflix.

‘Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour’ Review: A Sometimes Exhausting, Often Exhilarating, Always Impressively Immersive Screen Experience

The epic concert movie, which features more than three dozen songs, was filmed over three Los Angeles shows on the pop icon's record-breaking global tour.

‘My Love Affair With Marriage’ Review: An Animator’s Tough and Zingy Musical Exploration of Womanhood

With a voice cast led by Dagmara Domińczyk, New York-based Latvian filmmaker Signe Baumane delves into traditional gender roles, the biochemistry of romance, and recent Eastern European history.

‘Here’ Review: Belgian Drama’s Poetic Gaze Is Low-Key and Profoundly Affecting

A migrant worker meets a botanist who opens his eyes to a world of microscopic beauty in Bas Devos’ Brussels-set mood piece.

‘Totally Killer’ Review: Kiernan Shipka in a Fun-Enough Time-Traveling ’80s Slasher Flick

Nahnatchka Khan directs Blumhouse's horror-comedy about a Gen Z teen who accidentally time-travels to the 1980s, where she tries to stop a serial killer's spree before it ever begins.

‘The Teachers’ Lounge’ Review: Mistrust on Campus Spirals Out of Control in a Taut, Unconventional German Thriller

In Germany’s official Oscar entry, a young middle school teacher finds herself at the center of an expanding web of anger and suspicion.

‘Orlando, My Political Biography’ Review: A Playful and Cerebral Doc Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Radical Novel

Spanish philosopher Paul B. Preciado helms a documentary that links the eponymous hero of Woolf's 1928 novel to a multigenerational group of 25 trans and genderqueer people.

‘The Exorcist: Believer’ Review: Early Intrigue Devolves Into Unoriginal Excess in David Gordon Green’s Sequel

Leslie Odom Jr. heads a cast that includes Ann Dowd and Ellen Burstyn, the latter reprising her role from William Friedkin’s 1973 horror classic for the first time.

‘Foe’ Review: Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal Are Too Magnetic to Be Mired in All This Dystopian Murk

Garth Davis directs Amazon's horror-tinged psychological sci-fi feature, also starring Aaron Pierre as a corporate rep conscripting space colonists and sowing division in a young couple's marriage.

‘Dance First’ Review: Gabriel Byrne Talks to Himself in James Marsh’s Ponderous Beckett Bio-Drama

Fionn O’Shea, Sandrine Bonnaire and Aidan Gillen also star in this fragmented account of the Irish existentialist writer’s life, framed by his reluctant acceptance of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

‘Something You Said Last Night’ Review: A Sensitively Observed but Insufficiently Probing Family Drama

A young trans woman goes on vacation with her caring but overbearing Italian family in Luis De Filippis' debut feature, executive produced by Julia Fox.

‘Saw X’ Review: Tobin Bell Returns to the Central Role, and the Diabolical Gore Is as Creative and Brutal as Ever

Jigsaw is back to his old grisly tricks in this latest installment of the venerable horror franchise.

‘The Successor’ Review: A Dark and Distressing Psychological Thriller With Too Much Faulty Logic

César Award winner Xavier Legrand’s second feature follows a rising fashion designer whose life unravels when he heads home to bury his estranged father.

‘PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie’ Review: Pup Franchise Gets Super-Sized With Mixed Results

The heroic canines from Nickelodeon's popular kids' TV series return for their second big-screen adventure, this time facing a new adversary voiced by Taraji P. Henson.